Drilling & Completions


Permian oil explorers expand activity as drilling costs decline

Monday, June 3, 2019, 7:09 AM MDT

Oil explorers deployed more rigs for the first time in four weeks as shrinking drilling costs outweighed concern about sliding…

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AER restricts fracking near Brazeau dam following earthquake

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 7:33 AM MDT

CALGARY — The Alberta Energy Regulator is moving to restrict oilfield fracking activity near the Brazeau Reservoir in east central…

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​Schlumberger suffers credit hit as oil clients stick to cuts

Monday, May 27, 2019, 7:10 AM MDT

Schlumberger Ltd. had its debt rating lowered by S&P Global Inc. as belt-tightening in the U.S. shale patch translates into…

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​U.S. drilling rights go for less than a cup of coffee per acre

Friday, May 24, 2019, 7:08 AM MDT

The Trump administration’s auction of drilling rights on roughly 300,000 acres in Nevada last September appeared to be a bust…

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Energy Excellence Award champion Citadel Drilling’s reluctant transition from Canada to the Permian Basin is a sign of the times

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7:30 AM MDT

The Daily Oil Bulletin’s first annual Energy Excellence Awards were held in Calgary on Thursday, May 2.Awards were handed out…

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​Saskatchewan drilling sleepy at 10 rigs while 65 running in nearby North Dakota

Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:17 AM MDT

Estevan – Drilling activity in Saskatchewan usually doesn’t pick up until June, and that’s definitely the case again this year,…

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Ensign exec forecasts Canadian drilling rebound as oil discounts ease

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 7:34 AM MDT

CALGARY — A reduction in price discounts on Canadian oil following Alberta government-ordered production cuts this year has put more…

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​Permian drillers pull back amid heated U.S.-China trade spat

Monday, May 13, 2019, 7:10 AM MDT

Crude explorers deployed fewer rigs in U.S. fields this week amid an escalating U.S.-China trade war that weighed on oil…

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U.S. revives proposal for new oil, gas drilling in California

Friday, May 10, 2019, 2:45 PM MDT

The U.S. federal government wants to reopen over 1.7 million acres in California to oil and gas drilling that includes…

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​Three Mile Island nuclear plant to proceed with closure

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 2:51 PM MDT

(The Canadian Press) — The owner of Three Mile Island, site of the United States’ worst commercial nuclear power accident,…

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Meet the 2019 Daily Oil Bulletin Energy Excellence Award champions

Friday, May 3, 2019, 7:41 AM MDT

Canada’s energy industry champions in operational and project excellence, innovation and research excellence, and exporting excellence were announced on Thursday…

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Canada's drilling forecast lowered by another 300 wells

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7:09 AM MDT

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada has cut its 2019 drilling forecast by 300 wells, just three months after slashing…

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