Drilling & Completions


​U.S. shale explorers boost work again despite oil price dive

Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 7:14 AM MST

Oil producers again boosted U.S. drilling this week despite the biggest quarterly drop in oil prices since 2014.Working U.S. oil…

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​Trump agency takes major step toward arctic refuge oil drilling

Friday, December 21, 2018, 7:10 AM MST

The Trump administration will take a major step toward drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with an analysis of…

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JWN’s top 10 oil and gas news stories of 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 7:30 AM MST

We’ve reached the last week in 2018 of daily oil and gas news publishing on jwnenergy.com. To say it has…

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​Whitecap Resources unveils cautious $450 million capital budget

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 7:04 AM MST

CALGARY — Oil and gas producer Whitecap Resources Inc. says it will choke back spending in the first half of…

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​Oil plunge threatens even some Permian Basin economics

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 7:03 AM MST

The plunge in U.S. oil prices has wells in some parts of the Permian Basin below break-even levels, threatening to…

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​Alberta’s country anthem: We May Be Hurtin’…But We Ain’t Dyin’

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 2:52 PM MST

Photo by Gavin WhitnerThings have devolved into such a state of ridiculous zaniness on Canada's energyscape that perhaps it's time…

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Exxon overtakes rivals to become top Permian driller

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:06 AM MST

Exxon Mobil Corp. has overtaken rivals to become the most active driller in the Permian Basin, showing the urgency with…

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​B.C. halts fracking operations while it investigates earthquakes

Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:25 AM MST

CALGARY — The BC Oil and Gas Commission is shutting down oilfield fracking operations in a 72-square-kilometre area in the…

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​Calfrac 2019 spending focused outside of Canada

Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:23 AM MST

Calgary-based Calfrac Well Services is increasing its capital budget for 2019, based primarily on opportunities south of the border. The…

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​Earthquakes in heart of Texas oil country spur water crackdown

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 6:26 PM MST

Texas is considering new restrictions on how shale explorers dispose of wastewater from oil drilling as earthquakes rattle the largest…

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​Frack slowdown across North America to get worse: Schlumberger

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 7:18 AM MST

The North American fracking market -- already expected to be a downer for the holidays -- is turning out to…

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