​68% of Canadian oil and gas companies will spend more in 2017

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Following more than a year of cost cutting and spending reductions, early 2017 guidance in the Canadian oil and gas sector suggests that there will be a rebound in activity over the next twelve months.

A far more stable oil price, as well as the past 18-months of adapting to a lower-for-longer pricing environment has increased confidence among Canada’s oil and gas companies, and more robust drilling and completion plans have proliferated as a result.

Guidance data compiled by CanOils shows that 68 percent of the companies that have reported a 2017 capital spending guidance figure so far are planning an increase in spending over the next twelve months compared to last year.

The CanOils data, which shows final 2016 and early 2017 guidance for upstream, midstream and oil service companies in Canada, is available for purchase now.

The data will benefit operators seeking to efficiently benchmark future plans against competitors, or oil service companies trying to quickly find out which E&P companies have the biggest or most ambitious development plans in 2017.

The increased spend for these companies will see production also increase across the board. The CanOils data shows that 71 percent of companies that have so far reported 2017 average production guidance are expecting an increase in volumes over the next twelve months.

The CanOils Guidance Package for 2016-2017 can be purchased now.

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