Drilling & Completions


Analysts split over $45 million drilling partner consolidation by Ensign Energy

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 6:43 AM MDT

Analysts are split on the wisdom of Ensign Energy Services Inc.’s US$33.4-million move to buy out partner Halliburton Company’s stake…

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Tourmaline named Energy Excellence Awards Champion for its diesel displacement initiative

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 6 AM MDT

The second annual Energy Excellence Awards (EEAs) program, presented by the Daily Oil Bulletin, uniquely recognizes energy excellence and focuses…

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Precision named Energy Excellence Awards Champion for Alpha digital suite

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 6 AM MDT

The second annual Energy Excellence Awards (EEAs) program, presented by the Daily Oil Bulletin, uniquely recognizes energy excellence and focuses…

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​B.C. lays out $120 million plan to clean up inactive oil and gas wells

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 6:10 AM MDT

British Columbia has announced details on how it plans to spend $120 million in federal funds earmarked for cleaning up…

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​Turning oil wells back on is trickier than shutting them off

Friday, May 8, 2020, 6:49 AM MDT

With thousands of oil wells choking back or completely shutting off production, companies already are looking ahead to what may…

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​Imperial Oil reports deaths of birds that landed on Alberta tailings ponds

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 6:25 AM MDT

Imperial Oil Limited is reporting the deaths of 50 birds that landed on tailings areas near its Kearl oilsands project…

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Ensign, Precision, Nabors, Akita delist rigs

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:22 AM MST

Calgary — Fewer drilling rigs were registered with the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) by the end of…

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​Saskatchewan’s drilling rigs back at work for the busy season

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 7:23 AM MST

Estevan – Saskatchewan’s drilling rig fleet went back to work with a bang on Jan. 6, with Rig Locator reporting…

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Putting an end to Quebec’s energy vulnerability

Friday, January 3, 2020, 7:12 AM MST

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has suggested to Quebec that pipelines would prevent events like the recent propane shortage caused by…

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​Supreme Court dismisses appeal in long running Packers Plus technology fight

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 4:56 PM MST

CALGARY — A long-running court battle over who owns a well-completion technology that helped usher in the shale oil and…

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​Alberta extending 'red tape reduction' to service rig support vehicles

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 4:45 PM MST

The Government of Alberta says it is partnering with the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors to cut red tape…

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