Drilling & Completions


Precision Drilling posts $75.9 million loss in second quarter despite better outlook

Friday, July 23, 2021, 6:04 AM MDT

Precision Drilling Corp. tripled its Canadian rig count in the second quarter, even as its net loss surged to $75.9…

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Baker Hughes sees slower U.S. shale drilling for rest of 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021, 6:22 AM MDT

Shale drilling in North America is going to slow down in the second half of the year from its breakneck…

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Halliburton eyes expansion in U.S., abroad after 7-year hiatus

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 7 AM MDT

For the first time in seven years, Halliburton Co., the biggest provider of fracking services, is expanding in both U.S.…

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Halliburton sees ‘multi-year upcycle’ as oil services return

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 6:54 AM MDT

Halliburton Co., the biggest provider of fracking services, is gearing up for several years of expansion in both the U.S.…

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U.S. drilling approvals increase despite Biden climate pledge

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 6:13 AM MDT

Approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. public lands are on pace this year to reach their highest level since…

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‘Replacing the money’: public funds didn't increase oil well cleanups, study suggests

Thursday, July 8, 2021, 6:38 AM MDT

Much of the taxpayer money that has funded oil well cleanup in Alberta may have simply replaced money that energy…

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Report calls for public takeover of old oil and gas wells to fund their cleanup

Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 6:04 AM MDT

Most of Alberta's energy wells no longer hold enough oil and gas to pay for their cleanup and the public…

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Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska's Arctic refuge

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 6:27 AM MDT

The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing a drilling program approved by the Trump…

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Biden administration defends Trump era Alaska oil decision

Friday, May 28, 2021, 6:35 AM MDT

U.S. government attorneys are defending a decision made during the Trump administration to approve a major oil project on Alaska's North Slope.…

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Abandoned oil and gas wells will be cleaned up despite backlog: Alberta regulator

Friday, May 28, 2021, 6:13 AM MDT

The head of Alberta's energy regulator says his agency has all the tools it needs to be able to clean…

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Canadian drilling contractor association changes name to reflect energy transition

Friday, May 28, 2021, 6:06 AM MDT

A 72-year-old bastion of the Canadian oilpatch is changing its name and mandate in a sign of the times as…

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Study finds abandoned oil and gas wells place unfair burden on landowners, taxpayers

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:21 AM MDT

A report from the University of Calgary says the costs of Alberta's growing stock of abandoned and inactive oil and…

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