Drilling & Completions


The best in oilfield services and manufacturing exporting excellence

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 7:10 AM MDT

These Energy Excellence Awards finalists say that finding a niche is key to exporting success. Citadel Drilling: Expanding in the…

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​Packers Plus patent infringement claim denied by appeal court

Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:13 AM MDT

CALGARY — Fracking technology firm Packers Plus has been handed another setback in its attempt to defend its patent on…

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​Precision reports lowest-ever Canadian revenue percentage as reliance on U.S. grows

Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:17 AM MDT

CALGARY — Strong growth in U.S. oilfield activity made up for declines on the Canadian side of the border as…

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​Precision Drilling reports first quarter profit, revenue up from year ago

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:03 AM MDT

CALGARY — Precision Drilling Corp. says it earned a profit in its latest quarter compared with a loss a year…

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2019 Oil & Gas Survey Outlook Report: Capital spending declining, cost controls tightening

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:57 AM MDT

The outlook for capital spending in Canadian oil and gas is trending downward, according to the 2019 Daily Oil Bulletin…

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Tight oil, shale gas revolution continues to drive innovation in drilling through completions

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:17 AM MDT

The shale gas and tight oil revolution was a technological one, built on advances in horizontal drilling and multistage fracturing…

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Canada’s drilling company count tumbles by 40% on acquisitions, insolvencies

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7:20 AM MDT

CALGARY — A research report by AltaCorp Capital shows the number of companies actively drilling in Canada has declined by…

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​The best in oilpatch cleantech innovation and research

Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:21 AM MDT

Cleantech has a bright future in the oilpatch. Easily the largest collection of candidates for the inaugural Energy Excellence Awards…

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New CT scanner opens up a new realm of core analysis in Saskatchewan

Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:12 AM MDT

Regina – One of the most significant new diagnostic tools in oilpatch research and development is a new computerized tomography…

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Feds, BC Hydro fund $289mm transmission line expansion in Peace region

Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:06 AM MDT

VICTORIA — British Columbia's northeast is getting an electricity boost to help power natural gas expansion in the Peace River…

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​PetroLMI predicts 12,500 direct oil and gas sector job losses this year

Monday, April 8, 2019, 6:58 PM MDT

CALGARY — A new report says direct employment in Canada's oil and gas sector is expected to fall by more…

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‘Ticking time bomb:’ Alberta group wants aging oil wells to be election issue

Monday, April 8, 2019, 4:28 PM MDT

CALGARY — A coalition of Alberta landowners, researchers and former regulators says it could cost as much as $70 billion…

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