Drilling & Completions


Montney completions analysis: Plug & perf vs. sliding sleeve as operators seek productivity gains and efficiency

Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 9:30 AM MST

Leading Montney operators are using a mix of completion technologies including sliding sleeve, ball & seat and plug & perf…

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'How a fox would design a henhouse': Alberta rural leaders on oil well cleanup plan

Sunday, November 13, 2022, 4:40 PM MST

The head of the Rural Municipalities of Alberta says an oil and gas industry proposal to grant the industry royalty…

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Precision Drilling returns to profitability as oil and gas sector picks up pace

Friday, October 28, 2022, 6 AM MDT

Increased activity in the North American oil and gas sector helped Calgary-based Precision Drilling Corp. return to profitability during the…

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Falling oil prices to spur lower taxes for North Dakota drillers

Monday, October 24, 2022, 2:42 PM MDT

Unless oil prices increase dramatically in the remaining days of October, North Dakota's treasury won't be banking the benefits of…

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Surge in commodity prices brings drilling boom to Alberta

Friday, October 21, 2022, 6:54 AM MDT

Alberta’s oil and gas producers have drilled more wells this year than they did in all of 2021 as companies…

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Alberta-Ukraine energy dialogue webinar, Sept. 15

Thursday, September 8, 2022, 6 AM MDT

Canadian oilfield services companies are among the most technologically progressive and cost-conscious in the world. So, too, are the engineering,…

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Precision Drilling reports $25 million net loss in Q2, revenue up 62%

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 6:19 AM MDT

Precision Drilling Corp. says it had a net loss of $24.6 million for the second quarter, down from a net…

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Shell joins Exxon with $1 billion Brazil exploration setback

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 6:30 AM MDT

Expensive offshore exploration setbacks for international oil majors including Shell plc and Exxon Mobil Corp. are throwing cold water on…

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Biden cancels offshore oil lease sales in Gulf Coast, Alaska

Friday, May 13, 2022, 6:19 AM MDT

The Biden administration is cancelling three oil and gas lease sales scheduled in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of…

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Canadian Association of Energy Contractors raises drilling forecast for the year

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 1:25 PM MDT

The Canadian Association of Energy Contractors is raising its forecast for oil and natural gas drilling following what it said…

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Precision Drilling boosts capital spending as higher rig demand expected to continue

Friday, April 29, 2022, 6:30 AM MDT

Precision Drilling Corp. is boosting its 2022 capital spending in anticipation of a continued strong run for the oilfield rig…

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Precision Drilling reports first quarter loss, revenue up nearly 50%

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 6:21 AM MDT

Precision Drilling Corp. reported a first-quarter loss as its revenue rose by nearly 50 per cent compared with a year…

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