Drilling & Completions


Baytex pleased with first Duvernay wells using Eagle Ford frac tech

Thursday, August 8, 2019, 7:24 AM MDT

Baytex Energy Corp. says it has “very encouraging” initial flow rates from two wells drilled in Alberta’s Duvernay play using…

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‘Headwinds’ swell Ensign Energy Q2 net loss, shares fall on revenue miss

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 7:18 AM MDT

CALGARY — Stalled oilfield activity in Canada and a slowing market in the United States are providing “headwinds” against which…

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​Calfrac, Trican revenues dive by double digits in Q2

Friday, August 2, 2019, 7:03 AM MDT

CALGARY — Two of Canada's biggest oil and gas fracking companies are posting double-digit percentage revenue declines as energy exploration…

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​PSAC 2019 Canadian drilling forecast takes another hit

Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 2:47 PM MDT

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada has reduced its 2019 drilling activity forecast for the third time since it was…

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​Seven Generations successful with first Montney ‘triple stack’

Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 2:43 PM MDT

Seven Generations Energy says it is “highly encouraged” with results from a new approach to its Montney well pads. The…

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Shale drilling's worst yet to come, biggest rig owner says

Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 7:11 AM MDT

The stock price of America’s biggest owner of drilling rigs fell the most in seven months after the chief of…

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Permian needs $9 billion worth of new wells -- but not for crude

Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 6:37 AM MDT

As much as $9 billion will be needed over the next decade just to throw away dirty water in the…

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​New Brunswick chiefs unified to ensure province consults over shale gas

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 7:01 AM MDT

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's Indigenous leaders are again expressing concerns about consultations with the province's Progressive Conservative government around shale…

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​Drilling forecast goes from bad to worse after slow start to summer deployments

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 7:15 AM MDT

CALGARY — The Canadian oilfield services sector is expected to continue to suffer as it enters the summer drilling season…

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​Halliburton cuts 8% of North American jobs in frack slowdown

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:17 AM MDT

Halliburton Co. is shifting strategy in its largest region to deal with subdued customer spending by trimming 8% of its…

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​B.C. First Nation awarded for orphan well reclamation project

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:10 AM MDT

Doig River First Nation has been awarded for its work with industry and the Province of British Columbia to clean…

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​Western Canada rig count down 40% so far in July

Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:40 AM MDT

Drilling activity in Western Canada has not seen the usual bump this year that usually comes after spring break up,…

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