Drilling & Completions


​Bertram Drilling reports two oilsands contract wins valued at $14 million

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7:06 AM MST

Specialty driller Bertram Drilling Corp. has been awarded new contracts from two major oilsands clients valued at over $14 million,…

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​Texas-size glut of frac sand accumulating as demand weakens

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7:01 AM MST

Just a year after rushing into America’s busiest oilfield with new mines, frac sand producers may have overdone it.West Texas…

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Murphy Oil reducing Duvernay spend in in 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6:16 PM MST

Arkansas-based Murphy Oil has increased its overall budget but is reducing spending in Canada this year. The company announced it…

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​Trinidad Drilling faces two charges in 2017 Saskatchewan worker injury

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7:08 AM MST

Estevan – Trinidad Drilling Ltd. made a first appearance in Estevan provincial court on Feb. 4 facing two charges under…

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​Tiny Guyana could soon pump more oil than OPEC member Venezuela

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7:03 AM MST

Guyana, a country that currently produces no crude, could pump more than OPEC member Venezuela in five years.While U.S. sanctions…

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Acceleware shows how RF heating can change the oilsands future – new whitepaper

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:57 AM MST

Acceleware believes its RF XL heating technology will transform the heavy oil and oil production industries once commercialized. This whitepaper…

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​Former Baker Hughes Canada country director named CEO of Calgary oilfield water firm

Friday, February 1, 2019, 7:15 AM MST

A former senior executive with Baker Hughes has been named the new president and CEO of Calgary-based oilfield water logistics…

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​Baker Hughes ponders ‘ecosystems’ in windmills, solar panels

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7:16 AM MST

Baker Hughes is beginning to talk about a world beyond hydrocarbons.The third-biggest oil services provider says it’s looking at expanding…

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​Canada’s drilling forecast dropped by 1,000 wells

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 7:33 AM MST

CALGARY — The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is cutting 1,000 wells from its 2019 drilling forecast due to what…

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​Even busy rigs being moved from Canada to the U.S. for better rates

Monday, January 28, 2019, 5:54 PM MST

Canadian drilling companies continue moving deeper-capacity rigs to the busier U.S. market, but not because the units are sitting idle…

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​What 8 global oil and gas majors are doing right now in Canada’s Montney and Duvernay

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:30 PM MST

Some of the world's biggest oil and gas companies are at work in two of Canada’s hottest oil and gas…

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​Annual PSAC STARS & SPURS gala raises record $1.4 million for air ambulance

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:23 AM MST

Alberta’s longest-running and largest fundraiser marked its 25th anniversary over the weekend with dinner, raffles, auctions, music and $1.4 million…

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