Drilling & Completions


​Alberta incorporates energy war room as Canadian Energy Centre, work starts soon

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:18 AM MDT

EDMONTON — Alberta's energy war room is now on a legal footing and will soon be up and running.Energy Minister…

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​Halliburton cuts workforce in U.S. Rockies on lower activity

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:07 AM MDT

Halliburton Co. is reducing its workforce in the Rockies as the biggest oilfield service contractor to announce job cuts grapples…

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​Canadian drilling activity at more than 25-year low: Peters & Co.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 7:26 AM MDT

Drilling activity in Western Canada is currently depressed at historic levels, according to a new report from Peters & Co.…

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Pason Systems, Werklund invest $35MM in completions tech firm Intelligent Wellhead Systems

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 7:22 AM MDT

Drilling data management provider Pason Systems is investing $25 million to acquire a minority interest in completions technology company Intelligent…

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​Southeast Saskatchewan the focus of October oil and gas land sale

Friday, October 4, 2019, 7:19 AM MDT

Southeast Saskatchewan was the focus of this week’s public offering of Crown petroleum and natural gas rights in the province,…

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​Boom goes bust: Texas oil industry hurt by plunging oil prices

Friday, September 27, 2019, 7:14 AM MDT

How bad are things in the Permian basin? You can actually book a hotel room in Midland, Texas, at a…

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​ConocoPhillips plans 7 wells in Alaska petroleum reserve

Monday, September 23, 2019, 7:30 AM MDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A major oil company will drill seven new exploratory wells in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.ConocoPhillips is planning…

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Permian ‘child’ wells may cut oil recovery up to 20%, bank says

Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:08 AM MDT

Oil producers drilling so-called parent-child wells in the Permian Basin are risking the loss of 15% to 20% of the…

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​Oil services should get ready for a recession, Rystad warns

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:13 AM MDT

The oil services sector will contract in 2020 as producers cut spending in response to lower crude prices, ending three…

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Democrats step on shaky political ground with fracking bans

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:06 AM MDT

DENVER — Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political…

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North America’s largest mobile land rig on the way from Nisku to Alaska

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 5:57 PM MDT

ConocoPhillips says that the largest mobile land rig in North America is on its way from a National Oilwell Varco…

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Birchcliff upping 2019 drilling capital as others back off

Friday, August 16, 2019, 7:27 AM MDT

Natural gas and liquids producer Birchcliff Energy is going against the industry trend and increasing its capital program for 2019.…

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