Drilling & Completions


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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​Schlumberger sees shale output boom slowing on budget cuts

Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:28 AM MDT

The shale boom is about to hit a speed bump, according to the world’s biggest oilfield service provider.Schlumberger Ltd. expects…

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PSAC launches new scholarship program with Women Building Futures

Thursday, July 4, 2019, 7:10 AM MDT

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) is using money raised at its annual Working Energy Golf Classic to fund…

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Halliburton and other drillers are fighting for new life in a world of cheap oil

Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 7:19 AM MDT

For the oilfield services industry, it’s no longer about merely navigating a downturn. It’s now about survival.Five years after crude…

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​Kuwait boosting Canadian shale production in global gas push

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 7:02 AM MDT

Kuwait plans to boost production from Canadian shale plays by two thirds and increase output of natural gas in Australia…

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​U.S. frackers go electric as low natural gas prices spur fuel switch

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6:48 AM MDT

Thrifty drillers have found a new use for the glut of natural gas that’s sent prices for the fuel below…

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Drought conditions in Northeast B.C. lead to energy industry water cutbacks

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 7:15 AM MDT

Northeastern B.C. drought conditions have caused the B.C. Oil & Gas Commission to order cutbacks in water diversions at oil…

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