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VP of HR fired for using excessive buzzwords in company-wide email

The Disassociated Press - Calgary-based Bendovus Energy's stock surged in early morning trading shortly after straight-talking President and CEO, Bruce Richardson, fired his VP...

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Consultant proposes digging holes on well leases to bury dirt

EDMONTON, Alberta - A new concept in environmental management has surfaced near the town of Barndoor in Southeastern Alberta this week.  After dealing with...

Bendovus has receipts, tries to return The Beau Tower

CALGARY, Alberta - Construction in Calgary has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many residents over the last few years.  Booming builders...

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Geology/Geophysics

Last Two Palynologists Die, Species Declared Extinct

TULSA, Oklahoma - Palynology, the study of contemporary and fossil palynomorphs, including pollen, spores, orbicules, dinocysts, acritarchs, chitinozoans and scolecodonts  (whatever the hell all...

5 Things everyone should know about geologists (Part II)

<This article was originally published sometime in 2014, but after making some changes to it (based on feedback from some angry readers), it is...

Reservoir engineer creates ‘Neg Pay’ map

HOUSTON, Texas (June 2012) - Johan Fabroni, an enigmatic junior reservoir engineer at Houston-based Drypool Resources, inadvertently stumbled across a potential new type of...

Geologist-in-Training launches wrongful dismissal suit

CALGARY, Alberta - Zeerana Astransy graduated with honors from the University of Alberta in 2012, and quickly made a move to a development role...

Legendary geologist, Rocky Mindsporge, invents new crayons

CALGARY, Alberta - Superstar geology legend Rocky Mindsporge, renowned for his ability to correlate the patterns required in CandyCrush and Tetris to oil and...

Geologists can perform basic arithmetic, study says: ‘We engineers are not the only sophisticated...

The peanut-shaped brain of a geologist is roughly the size of 2 or 3 medium sized chicken wings. It contains fewer than 1 thousand...

Subsurface PNG professionals launch Rez-Rescue emergency response

CALGARY, Alberta - It has been said that necessity is the mother of all invention. Here is a case in point from an entrepreneurial...

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Engineer rearranges contents of dishwasher to optimize dirty dish density

CALGARY, Alberta - After seeing his visiting mother-in-law load the dishwasher following a rather large Sunday afternoon family dinner, Anton McKnight, a Petrophysical Engineer...

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