Drilling & Completions


Shale backlash hits China after fatal quake in key drilling area

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7:08 AM MST

The backlash against shale drilling in earthquake-prone regions -- a thorn in the side of U.S. energy companies for the…

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​Precision says Canadian drilling activity down 30% from last winter

Friday, February 15, 2019, 7:17 AM MST

Precision Drilling says that Canadian rig activity is down substantially as extreme price volatility and widened differentials weigh heavily on…

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Western Energy sends drilling rig to southern U.S. as Canadian activity dries up

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7:11 AM MST

CALGARY — Drilling companies continue to move rigs from Western Canada to the more active oilfields of the southern United…

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​$300K in damage: Calgary men charged after copper wire thefts from oilwell sites

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:47 PM MST

CALGARY — Two Calgary men face multiple charges after thefts of copper wire and tools at several rural oilwell sites.Police…

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Obsidian supportive of Alberta oil curtailment as it defers capital spending

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 7:26 AM MST

Intermediate oil and gas producer Obsidian Energy says it is deferring some capital spending into the second half of 2019…

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​Indigenous pro oil rally in Alberta stresses energy industry is vital for them

Monday, February 11, 2019, 7:34 AM MST

LAC LA BICHE, Alta. — Indigenous supporters of Canada's oil and gas industry turned out in force Sunday to make…

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​Mullen Group takes $100 million impairment on Q4 oil and gas ‘market meltdown’

Monday, February 11, 2019, 7:27 AM MST

One of Canada’s largest oilfield transportation providers took a big hit in the fourth quarter as a result of a…

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​Canadian Natural partners in ‘significant’ South Africa offshore oil and gas find

Friday, February 8, 2019, 7:12 AM MST

CALGARY — Canadian Natural Resources says its partner in an deep water offshore drilling project in South Africa is reporting…

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​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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