Drilling & Completions

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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Three key insights on licensing trends in Western Canada

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 6:09 AM MST

The Daily Oil Bulletin generates several reports on licences that provide insight on upcoming drilling trends in Western Canada. Click…

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Arctic refuge oil rights auction faces uncertain response

Thursday, November 26, 2020, 6:22 AM MST

The Trump administration is preparing to auction oil drilling rights inside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but the degree to which the…

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Who are 2020’s top producers based on metres drilled?

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 3:01 PM MST

The Daily Oil Bulletin generates several Top Operator reports each quarter that rank producers in Western Canada, including reports based…

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These days, the smart money is staying away from Arctic drilling

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 6:56 AM MST

The Trump administration is racing against legal deadlines and a merciless regulatory calendar in its last-ditch effort to sell drilling…

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Costs of decommissioning N.L. offshore kept 'secret' but public could be on the hook

Monday, November 23, 2020, 6:11 AM MST

At the beginning of 2020, decommissioning Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil installations seemed a distant concern. But after a crash…

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Arctic oil fight comes to insurers as Trump plans lease sale

Friday, November 20, 2020, 6:38 AM MST

A group of investment firms, conservationists and indigenous groups have called on some of the world’s biggest insurers to cease…

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Norway opens more Arctic areas to oil industry amid opposition

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7 AM MST

Norway, Western Europe’s biggest oil producer, is offering fresh exploration licenses in the far north less than a week after…

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