Drilling & Completions


B.C. disburses first half of federal funds to reclaim dormant oil and gas wells

Monday, September 21, 2020, 6:02 AM MDT

The first half of a $100-million federal fund directed at cleaning up dormant oil and gas wells in British Columbia…

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Peace River District asked to nominate 1,400 dormant wells for cleanup

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 6:52 AM MDT

The Peace River Regional District is being asked to identify more than 1,400 wells for priority cleanup as part of…

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Environmental groups sue to block Alaska's Arctic drilling

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 7:19 AM MDT

Environmental groups filed lawsuits aimed at halting efforts by the Trump administration to open up wide swaths of Alaska's Arctic…

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Oilfield company fined $50,000 for worker’s fall off drilling rig

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 7:10 AM MDT

Bonanza Drilling Inc., a drilling rig company based out of Brooks, pleaded guilty to one count under The Occupational Health…

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Canadians join lawsuit to overturn opening Alaska wilderness to energy drilling

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 6:16 AM MDT

Canadian environmentalists and First Nations have joined a U.S. lawsuit that seeks to overturn a U.S. decision that opens an…

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​Suncor Energy facing environmental charges

Monday, July 27, 2020, 6:26 AM MDT

Suncor Energy Inc. is facing seven environmental charges for an incident alleged to have occurred two years ago at its…

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Analysts split over $45 million drilling partner consolidation by Ensign Energy

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 6:43 AM MDT

Analysts are split on the wisdom of Ensign Energy Services Inc.’s US$33.4-million move to buy out partner Halliburton Company’s stake…

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Tourmaline named Energy Excellence Awards Champion for its diesel displacement initiative

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 6 AM MDT

The second annual Energy Excellence Awards (EEAs) program, presented by the Daily Oil Bulletin, uniquely recognizes energy excellence and focuses…

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Precision named Energy Excellence Awards Champion for Alpha digital suite

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 6 AM MDT

The second annual Energy Excellence Awards (EEAs) program, presented by the Daily Oil Bulletin, uniquely recognizes energy excellence and focuses…

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​B.C. lays out $120 million plan to clean up inactive oil and gas wells

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 6:10 AM MDT

British Columbia has announced details on how it plans to spend $120 million in federal funds earmarked for cleaning up…

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​Turning oil wells back on is trickier than shutting them off

Friday, May 8, 2020, 6:49 AM MDT

With thousands of oil wells choking back or completely shutting off production, companies already are looking ahead to what may…

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​Imperial Oil reports deaths of birds that landed on Alberta tailings ponds

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 6:25 AM MDT

Imperial Oil Limited is reporting the deaths of 50 birds that landed on tailings areas near its Kearl oilsands project…

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