Drilling & Completions


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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Spud highlights for Q1 2021 reported in geoXPLORER

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 1:15 PM MDT

Producers tested play boundaries during the first quarter of 2021 in several areas for the Montney, Duvernay, Charlie Lake and…

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Halliburton plunges on disappointing forecast for slowing growth

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6:25 AM MDT

Halliburton tumbled after warning investors that demand for its oil-drilling and fracking services won’t continue grow as much as it did…

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Judge: U.S. didn't properly weigh oil impact on beluga whales

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 6:36 AM MDT

A U.S. agency did not properly consider how tugboat noise tied to planned oil and gas drilling in Alaska could affect endangered beluga whales,…

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How an offshore oil rig becomes an artificial reef

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7:08 AM MDT

Fifty miles southeast of Grand Isle, La., sits the Lena, which used to be an oil rig owned by ExxonMobil.…

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Ensign reports lower Q4 drilling activity, revenue as slow recovery continues

Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:37 AM MST

Drilling company Ensign Energy Services Inc. says oilpatch activity in its Canadian and U.S. operations is staging a slow recovery…

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Agency to vote on fracking ban near Delaware River

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 7:14 AM MST

A regulatory agency that's responsible for the water supply of more than 13 million people in four states is scheduled…

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Exxon casts out Canadian oilsands in massive reserves slump

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6:56 AM MST

Exxon Mobil Corp. erased almost every drop of oilsands crude from its books in a sweeping revision of worldwide reserves…

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