Drilling & Completions


​The best in oilpatch cleantech innovation and research

Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:21 AM MDT

Cleantech has a bright future in the oilpatch. Easily the largest collection of candidates for the inaugural Energy Excellence Awards…

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New CT scanner opens up a new realm of core analysis in Saskatchewan

Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:12 AM MDT

Regina – One of the most significant new diagnostic tools in oilpatch research and development is a new computerized tomography…

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Feds, BC Hydro fund $289mm transmission line expansion in Peace region

Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:06 AM MDT

VICTORIA — British Columbia's northeast is getting an electricity boost to help power natural gas expansion in the Peace River…

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​PetroLMI predicts 12,500 direct oil and gas sector job losses this year

Monday, April 8, 2019, 6:58 PM MDT

CALGARY — A new report says direct employment in Canada's oil and gas sector is expected to fall by more…

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‘Ticking time bomb:’ Alberta group wants aging oil wells to be election issue

Monday, April 8, 2019, 4:28 PM MDT

CALGARY — A coalition of Alberta landowners, researchers and former regulators says it could cost as much as $70 billion…

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High Arctic positions for growth in U.S. with purchase of Precision snubbing units

Monday, April 8, 2019, 7:30 AM MDT

High Arctic Energy Services is expanding its snubbing fleet by 70 percent and positioning for expansion in the U.S. through…

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​Wayfinder begins commissioning ‘Big Molly’ frac sand facility in Duvernay backyard

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:34 AM MDT

Calgary-based proppant company Wayfinder Corp. says it is in the process of starting up a new frac sand extraction and…

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​Technological disruption driving service industry change: Outlook report

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:20 AM MDT

Most Canadian oilfield service companies continue to foresee rapid technological innovation fundamentally disrupting the way they do business over the…

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​Oilfield service and supply costs crept up in 2018: report

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:14 AM MDT

Total costs increased for the majority of oilfield service companies in 2018, despite business activity being relatively weak, according to…

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Oilfield service companies more optimistic for profit margin improvement in 2019: Outlook report

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7:16 AM MDT

Oilfield service profit margins suffered last year as companies were unable to withstand relative weakness in revenue growth, especially as…

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Ensign awarded eight new rig contracts in Canada, the U.S. and Middle East

Monday, April 1, 2019, 7:20 AM MDT

Ensign Energy Services says it has been awarded significant new drilling contracts in the United States, Canada and the Middle…

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Service companies to strain to increase day rates and product pricing in 2019: Outlook report

Monday, April 1, 2019, 7:16 AM MDT

The Canadian oilfield service industry is quite pessimistic about day rates for 2019, especially compared to last year. Thirty-nine per…

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