Drilling & Completions


​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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Drilling and service rigs facing an existential crisis: CAODC

Friday, June 14, 2019, 7:20 AM MDT

The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) is disappointed and frustrated with the federal government’s decision not to accept…

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Fernando Aguilar retires as Calfrac CEO

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 6:05 PM MDT

There’s an executive shakeup underway at Calfrac as Fernando Aguilar, its president since 2010 and CEO since 2014, has retired.…

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Oil drillers scale back U.S. activity as crude falls into bear market

Sunday, June 9, 2019, 5:47 PM MDT

U.S. crude producers reduced drilling to a 15-month low as oil dipped into bear-market territory.Working American oil rigs fell by…

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Texas producers increasingly injecting natural gas glut for EOR

Sunday, June 9, 2019, 5:28 PM MDT

Texas drillers may have found a solution to the stubborn natural gas glut that’s forced them to either burn it…

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Tervita to build new Montney water disposal network valued at $25MM to $30MM

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7:22 AM MDT

Tervita Corporation says it has entered into a long-term deal with an unnamed senior producer to develop a pipeline connected…

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Alberta, Saskatchewan to work together to streamline regs for service rigs

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7:20 AM MDT

WEYBURN, Sask. — The premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan are pledging to harmonize regulations governing the movement of oil and…

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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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