Mark Young

Mark Young is a senior oil and gas analyst with Evaluate Energy and CanOils. The CanOils database provides clients with efficient data solutions for oil and gas company analysis. This includes over 10 years of financial and operating data for more than 300 Canadian oil and gas companies, merger and acquisition deals, financings and forecasts, as well as an industry leading oilsands data package. Find out more by downloading our brochure.


Canadian upstream M&A drops to C$340 million in May 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 1:31 PM MDT

A total of C$340 million was spent on new upstream-focused deals in Canada in May, a month where the biggest…

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Predicted costs for drilling and completing a well in the Cardium this summer

Monday, June 12, 2017, 6:57 PM MDT

This summer, the costs to drill and complete horizontal wells within the Cardium formation are up to 63% cheaper than…

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​Who will pay the highest drilling rig rates in Western Canada this summer?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:13 PM MDT

Drillers of horizontal wells in northern British Columbia face, by some distance, the highest average day rates for rigs in…

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​Pengrowth has agreed to sell C$1.7 billion in assets since 2013

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 7:02 AM MDT

New data available in CanOils’ M&A review for April 2017 illustrates the flurry of sales activity undertaken by Pengrowth Energy…

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​Whitecap, Raging River added the most employees of TSX-listed producers in 2016

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:42 PM MDT

Whitecap Resources and Raging River Exploration saw full-time and part-time employee numbers increase by 62 and 54 percent, respectively, between…

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​Canadian upstream oil and gas M&A hits C$32.8 billion in March 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017, 1:28 PM MDT

Canada's total upstream M&A spend in March 2017 alone eclipsed the annual totals for each of the past five years…

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Global upstream M&A reaches $65.1 billion in Q1/2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 2:52 PM MDT

The first quarter of 2017 saw the highest outlay on global upstream oil and gas M&A for almost two years,…

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​5,600 boe/d put up for sale in Canada in February 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:42 AM MDT

Putting aside Canadian Natural Resources' major C$12.7 billion acquisition in the oilsands mining sector from Royal Dutch Shell and Marathon…

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​Here’s what it costs to complete a well in Alberta

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:35 AM MST

Higher commodity prices are driving a renewed focus on completing wells in Alberta, following a huge increase in the number…

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​Here’s who pays the highest drilling rig rates in Western Canada

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:35 AM MST

Drillers of horizontal wells in Northern British Columbia face, by some distance, the highest average day rates for rigs in…

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​Precision and Savanna are Canada’s most active drilling contractors

Friday, February 17, 2017, 2:18 PM MST

Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD) and Savanna Energy Services Corp. (TSX:SVY) were the most active drilling contractors in the Western Canada…

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​Low-cost light oil production drives Viking M&A deals

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:10 AM MST

Low-cost light oil production is the key factor driving dramatic and sustained volumes of M&A activity within Canada’s high-profile Viking…

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