Drilling & Completions


​Horizon Drilling and Great Western Tong Services fined for Saskatchewan workplace injury

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:16 AM MST

Regina – Two companies were fined for Occupational Health and Safety violations after pleading guilty in Weyburn Provincial Court on…

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​Biggest U.S. rig slowdown in almost 3 years signals shale retreat

Monday, January 21, 2019, 7:20 AM MST

Oil explorers still reeling from the late-2018 price collapse shut down drilling rigs in the biggest U.S. field and elsewhere…

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​Peyto slashes 2019 budget on Canadian “natural gas price crisis"

Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:27 AM MST

Peyto Exploration & Development is slashing 2019 capital spending by approximately $100 million compared to its original plan, blaming “the…

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​Getting ready for Generation Z in oil and gas

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:05 AM MST

Many in Canada’s oil and gas industry may be surprised by recent findings about the next generation to enter the…

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​Crescent Point to focus on Saskatchewan with reduced 2019 budget

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 7:25 AM MST

Crescent Point Energy is reducing its 2019 capital budget by approximately $500 million compared to last year as a result…

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BP gives up half its N.S. offshore exploration area

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 7:16 AM MST

HALIFAX — BP Canada is scaling back its oil and gas exploration plans off Nova Scotia, giving up half the…

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​Ex-Halliburton chairman Lesar to start new oilfield services company

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 7:12 AM MST

Dave Lesar, fresh from retiring as executive chairman of Halliburton Co. at the end of 2018, is working on a…

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​Seven Generations drops 2019 budget but keeps production plan flat

Monday, January 14, 2019, 7:28 AM MST

Canada’s largest condensate producer is reducing capital spending this year by about $500 million compared to 2018, but expects to…

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Overcoming the oil and gas industry’s challenge attracting young, bright new workers

Monday, January 14, 2019, 7:10 AM MST

It might sound implausible, given the painful current downturn in Canadian oil and gas, but Laura Hambley Lovett is concerned…

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​Painted Pony to cut 2019 capex by highest amount among North American gas producers

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 5:05 PM MST

Painted Pony Energy is set to cut its capital spending this year by a greater margin than any other North…

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​Last chance to nominate for the Energy Excellence Awards!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7:17 AM MST

With the Canadian energy industry apparently under siege, as it suffers from negatives such as volatile oil prices, lack of…

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​Canada’s rig count jumps following holiday period

Monday, January 7, 2019, 7:24 AM MST

The active rig count in Western Canada surged last week after falling below 100 during the holiday period.On Thursday afternoon,…

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