Drilling & Completions


Permian ‘child’ wells may cut oil recovery up to 20%, bank says

Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:08 AM MDT

Oil producers drilling so-called parent-child wells in the Permian Basin are risking the loss of 15% to 20% of the…

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​Oil services should get ready for a recession, Rystad warns

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:13 AM MDT

The oil services sector will contract in 2020 as producers cut spending in response to lower crude prices, ending three…

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Democrats step on shaky political ground with fracking bans

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:06 AM MDT

DENVER — Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political…

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North America’s largest mobile land rig on the way from Nisku to Alaska

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 5:57 PM MDT

ConocoPhillips says that the largest mobile land rig in North America is on its way from a National Oilwell Varco…

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Birchcliff upping 2019 drilling capital as others back off

Friday, August 16, 2019, 7:27 AM MDT

Natural gas and liquids producer Birchcliff Energy is going against the industry trend and increasing its capital program for 2019.…

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Nominate a Rising Star!

Friday, August 16, 2019, 7:17 AM MDT

The Daily Oil Bulletin and Fluor Canada are searching for the best and brightest in the Canadian oil and gas…

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Group wants new agency to oversee oil and gas industry in British Columbia

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 7:14 AM MDT

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's Oil and Gas Commission isn't taking action that would protect the environment in the public interest,…

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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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