Drilling & Completions

How an offshore oil rig becomes an artificial reef

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7:08 AM MDT

Fifty miles southeast of Grand Isle, La., sits the Lena, which used to be an oil rig owned by ExxonMobil.…

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Ensign reports lower Q4 drilling activity, revenue as slow recovery continues

Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:37 AM MST

Drilling company Ensign Energy Services Inc. says oilpatch activity in its Canadian and U.S. operations is staging a slow recovery…

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Agency to vote on fracking ban near Delaware River

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 7:14 AM MST

A regulatory agency that's responsible for the water supply of more than 13 million people in four states is scheduled…

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Exxon casts out Canadian oilsands in massive reserves slump

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6:56 AM MST

Exxon Mobil Corp. erased almost every drop of oilsands crude from its books in a sweeping revision of worldwide reserves…

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Trican Well Service reports lower Q4 revenue as oilfield slump drags on

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6:12 AM MST

Trican Well Service Ltd. says an ongoing slump in Canadian oilfield activity linked to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in lower…

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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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