Drilling & Completions

U.S. court halts drilling at ConocoPhillips project in Alaska

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 6:55 AM MST

A federal appeals court ordered work to stop at a major oil project on Alaska's North Slope, siding with conservation and Indigenous…

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$400M available in next round of funding to clean up inactive Alberta oil, gas sites

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 6:01 AM MST

Alberta and the federal government say another $400 million in funding is available to help clean up inactive oil and gas sites in the…

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B.C. opens latest round of funding to clean up dormant oil and gas wells

Friday, February 12, 2021, 6:16 AM MST

The latest round of applications is now open under a $100-million fund aimed at cleaning dormant oil and gas wells…

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Oilwell drilling contractors association expands

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6:19 AM MST

Seeking to broaden its membership and voice, the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) announced this week a new…

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Biden poised to freeze oil and coal leasing on federal land

Friday, January 22, 2021, 6:56 AM MST

President Joe Biden is poised to suspend the sale of oil and gas leases on federal land, which accounts for…

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CAPP oil and gas capex forecast 'encouraging news' – Alberta Energy Minister

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 6:37 AM MST

Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage is calling the CAPP forecast calling for a modest increase in capital spending in the Canadian…

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CAPP forecasts more than $3 billion boost in planned upstream spending for 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 7:18 AM MST

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is forecasting that oil and gas companies will spend $27.3 billion in 2021,…

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Exporting the U.S. shale boom has changed oil markets forever

Friday, January 8, 2021, 7:17 AM MST

Five years ago on New Year’s Eve, the Theo T left the Texas Gulf Coast with the first U.S. shale crude…

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Big oil skips Trump’s last-minute Arctic drilling-rights auction

Thursday, January 7, 2021, 6:36 AM MST

The Trump administration’s unprecedented auction of Arctic drilling rights Wednesday netted just $14.4 million from three bidders, with major oil…

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Shale CEO sees slow U.S. oil output recovery despite OPEC pact

Thursday, January 7, 2021, 6:31 AM MST

One of the top producers in America’s shale patch doesn’t see drilling picking up significantly even after this week’s surprise…

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Groups seek to block lease plans for Alaska refuge

Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 6:26 AM MST

Indigenous and conservation groups asked a federal judge Tuesday to block the Trump administration from issuing oil and gas leases…

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Get the latest updates on completion trends in Western Canada

Thursday, December 10, 2020, 6:43 AM MST

The Daily Oil Bulletin generates several reports on drilling and completion activity in Western Canada, including weekly updates on how…

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