Drilling & Completions


​Turning oil wells back on is trickier than shutting them off

Friday, May 8, 2020, 6:49 AM MDT

With thousands of oil wells choking back or completely shutting off production, companies already are looking ahead to what may…

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​Imperial Oil reports deaths of birds that landed on Alberta tailings ponds

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 6:25 AM MDT

Imperial Oil Limited is reporting the deaths of 50 birds that landed on tailings areas near its Kearl oilsands project…

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Ensign, Precision, Nabors, Akita delist rigs

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:22 AM MST

Calgary — Fewer drilling rigs were registered with the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) by the end of…

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​Saskatchewan’s drilling rigs back at work for the busy season

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 7:23 AM MST

Estevan – Saskatchewan’s drilling rig fleet went back to work with a bang on Jan. 6, with Rig Locator reporting…

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Putting an end to Quebec’s energy vulnerability

Friday, January 3, 2020, 7:12 AM MST

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has suggested to Quebec that pipelines would prevent events like the recent propane shortage caused by…

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​Supreme Court dismisses appeal in long running Packers Plus technology fight

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 4:56 PM MST

CALGARY — A long-running court battle over who owns a well-completion technology that helped usher in the shale oil and…

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​Alberta extending 'red tape reduction' to service rig support vehicles

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 4:45 PM MST

The Government of Alberta says it is partnering with the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors to cut red tape…

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Pourbaix retiring from Trican board of directors, taking chair at CAPP

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 7:25 AM MST

The CEO of Cenovus Energy is retiring from his board position with Trican Well Service Ltd. effective the end of…

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​Western Canada drilling activity gains an uptick

Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:20 AM MST

Total numbers remain down from last year, but the active rig count in Western Canada has gone up recently, Peters…

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​Canadian Natural boosting spending by $250MM to drill more conventional oil wells

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 7:11 AM MST

CALGARY — Shares in Canadian Natural Resources Limited rose by almost four per cent on Wednesday after it announced it…

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Party with The Reklaws this January at the PSAC STARS & Spurs Gala!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12:02 PM MST

Juno-nominated country duo The Reklaws will be in Calgary on January 25 to help the Petroleum Services Association of Canada…

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