R.P. Stastny

Paul (R.P.) Stastny is a staff writer with JWN. He researches, interviews and writes about all facets of the oil and gas industry, following its trends, people and technology.


​14 companies that owe the AER more than $50,000 for well site abandonment

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:40 PM MDT

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has started publishing a list of companies on its website that have failed to pay…

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Paramount’s reinvention takes a step forward with close of Apache deal

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 5:43 PM MDT

Paramount Resources completed its purchase of Apache Canada’s assets this week, turning its attention to the proposed merger with Trilogy…

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​The top eight insights for oil and gas companies about building relationships with First Nations

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 3:19 PM MDT

Each year, through the various presentations, panel discussions and questions from the floor, the Indigenous Conference on Energy and Mining…

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Nabors expects Tesco buy to accelerate automation and tubular tech

Monday, August 14, 2017, 5:08 PM MDT

Nabors Industries agreed to acquire Tesco Corporation this week in an all-stock transaction, saying the combined entity will offer global…

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​Rising up: First Nations focus on relieving poverty through taking ownership of resources

Monday, August 14, 2017, 2:06 PM MDT

Canada’s First Nations have worked long and hard to have rights recognized by governments and industry. Those rights were recently…

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​Encana, 7G and ARC Resources keeping it moving in the Montney

Friday, August 11, 2017, 1:36 PM MDT

Three of the top publicly-traded Montney producers — Encana, Seven Generations Energy and ARC Resources — posted strong Q2 results…

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Obsidian Energy cuts capital spending by $20 million but maintains production guidance

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 5:46 PM MDT

Obsidian Energy, formerly Penn West Petroleum, reduced its capital budget this week by $20 million to $160 million in response…

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Canada's drillers boosting capital spending as industry activity improves

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 7:32 AM MDT

Ensign Energy Services has joined other Canadian oilfield services companies announcing higher capital spending programs as North American activity levels…

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​Xtreme Drilling puts lighter rigs up for sale in reorientation to deeper US wells

Friday, August 4, 2017, 1:09 PM MDT

Since its sale of coiled tubing assets to Schlumberger last year, Calgary-based Xtreme Drilling has focused on deeper U.S. plays…

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​Coming solar eclipse to challenge America’s electrical grid

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:09 PM MDT

The first total eclipse of the sun impacting the contiguous United States since 1979 will pass through the heart of…

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​OPEC cuts hurt US refiners but help the oilsands

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:59 AM MDT

Reduced OPEC oil exports to North America are benefitting Canadian crude exporters, while putting pressure on U.S. Gulf Coast refinery…

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​Baytex delivers strong Q2 results, cuts spending and maintains conservative production guidance

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 5:14 PM MDT

Baytex Energy is trimming its 2017 capital spending range to $310-$330 million from the previous target of $325-$350 million while…

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