Drilling & Completions


Arctic refuge oil rights auction faces uncertain response

Thursday, November 26, 2020, 6:22 AM MST

The Trump administration is preparing to auction oil drilling rights inside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but the degree to which the…

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Who are 2020’s top producers based on metres drilled?

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 3:01 PM MST

The Daily Oil Bulletin generates several Top Operator reports each quarter that rank producers in Western Canada, including reports based…

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These days, the smart money is staying away from Arctic drilling

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 6:56 AM MST

The Trump administration is racing against legal deadlines and a merciless regulatory calendar in its last-ditch effort to sell drilling…

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Costs of decommissioning N.L. offshore kept 'secret' but public could be on the hook

Monday, November 23, 2020, 6:11 AM MST

At the beginning of 2020, decommissioning Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil installations seemed a distant concern. But after a crash…

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Arctic oil fight comes to insurers as Trump plans lease sale

Friday, November 20, 2020, 6:38 AM MST

A group of investment firms, conservationists and indigenous groups have called on some of the world’s biggest insurers to cease…

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Norway opens more Arctic areas to oil industry amid opposition

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7 AM MST

Norway, Western Europe’s biggest oil producer, is offering fresh exploration licenses in the far north less than a week after…

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Drilling forecast calls for 14% rebound in 2021 from depths of 2020 activity

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6:20 AM MST

The organization that represents Canadian drilling contractors is forecasting a 14 per cent increase in the number of oil and…

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5 key insights about Western Canada’s top well licensees

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 11 AM MST

Tourmaline Oil Corp. leads the pack as the most active licensee of new wells in Western Canada during 2020, according…

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Regulator accepts BP offer to explore part of Atlantic marine refuge for drilling

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 10:56 AM MST

A Canadian offshore oil regulator has accepted a bid from BP Canada to explore a portion of an environmentally sensitive marine refuge…

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Yukon government says it doesn't support U.S. permit for exploration in Arctic

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 6:29 AM MST

The Yukon government says it does not support a permit for an oil drilling exploration project in the Arctic National…

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Biden win may curb U.S. oil drilling, super-charge renewables

Monday, November 9, 2020, 7:05 AM MST

Biden’s victory could end up reshaping the U.S. energy sector in years to come, although the president-elect may have limited…

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Australia becomes climate change ‘outlier’ after Biden victory

Monday, November 9, 2020, 6:38 AM MST

As the leader of one of the few developed nations yet to commit to net-zero emissions, Australian Prime Minister Scott…

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