James Mahony

James Mahoney is a reporter with the Daily Oil Bulletin (DOB). Before turning to journalism, James practised law, moonlighting as a writer.
With JWN since 2000, James contributed freelance articles before joining the company. His beats include covering service and supply companies, as well as legal issues that impact Canada’s petroleum sector. 

​The investment community is overlooking the value of oilpatch companies: Precision CEO

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 2:17 PM MDT

Miffed by mediocre oil and gas prices, many stock market investors are overlooking the value behind oilpatch companies, including Precision…

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Labour challenges may limit rig reactivations: Calfrac

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2:43 PM MDT

Management at Calfrac Well Services Ltd. cited labour as a “key constraint” in Canada as the contractor prepares to re-deploy…

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Former Poseidon VP fined, barred from public companies

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 4:24 PM MDT

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) has fined a former executive with Poseidon Concepts Corp., barring him from ever again serving…

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​Journey Energy on the watch for acquisition deals: CEO

Monday, May 29, 2017, 3:01 PM MDT

While 2016 was a “rebuilding” year for Alberta’s oil and gas industry, it was also a time of change for…

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​Canada one of the most geopolitically unstable places for oil and gas: Ensign exec

Monday, May 8, 2017, 2:50 PM MDT

Slipping crude oil prices are not the only issue concerning oil and gas operators in Western Canada, the chief operating…

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​Oilfield service companies to generate margins in 2017: Bonavista CEO

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10:57 AM MDT

After dropping for most of the past two years, oilfield service costs are starting to climb, the head of Bonavista…

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​Western Energy Services ready to ‘fight another day,’ look for other acquisitions following failed Savanna bid

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 2:56 PM MDT

After losing out on a recent bid to acquire Savanna Energy Services, management at Western Energy Services is not ruling…

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​Going Global: New report a welcome aid for exporters of oil and gas services and technologies

Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:37 AM MST

Oilpatch players in Canada’s export market celebrated a new addition to their toolbox this week, with the launch in Calgary…

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'Fail fast, fail cheap and fail often': Advice for oil and gas companies chasing innovation

Friday, February 17, 2017, 7:28 AM MST

'Innovation' is a big buzzword in oil and gas right now as operators look to technological advances to improve efficiency,…

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Trend to longer Montney wells and bigger fracs continues

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:31 AM MST

Western Canada’s Montney producers have long found that lengthier horizontal wells mean more production and greater efficiency, a trend that…

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Drilling activity uptick a pleasant surprise: Precision

Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:39 AM MST

For at least one of Western Canada’s drilling contractors, this year’s first quarter has been a pleasant surprise, with brisker…

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​Fort McKay chief Jim Boucher believes you can have oilsands pipelines and a healthy environment

Thursday, November 24, 2016, 7:33 AM MST

Born in 1956, Jim Boucher was just seven years old when oilsands development began under pioneer developer Sun Oil Company,…

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