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Stay informed and ahead with industry-leading exploration and production (E&P) research, technical analysis and reporting with Canadian Discovery’s Discovery Digest and Digest Spark. Whether you are an established player, new to Canada or new to the oil and gas industry, the Digest suite delivers digestible, independent information to help you:

  • Understand the drivers behind Canada’s hottest plays, operators and technology
  • Follow activity and results within your core areas and across the entire basin
  • Generate insights and ideas through exploring possible interpretations
  • Get up-to-speed quickly with our library of over 1,600 articles

In-Depth Analysis. Original Insights.

COMPREHENSIVE

Our analysts track all activity across Western Canada and beyond

FOCUSED

Oil & gas plays, heavy oil, oil sands, exploratory discoveries and technology trends

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

In-depth analytics and interpretation by seasoned professionals

DIGESTIBLE

Concise technical writing, quality illustrations, summary tables and graphs

Syndicated news and technical reports are readily available from numerous sources, but only Canadian Discovery Ltd. (CDL) delivers basinwide oil and gas research backed by 30+ years of in-house technical analysis in the Digest suite.

Our team continuously analyzes E&P data, literature, industry announcements, operator press releases and more. We then leverage innovative data mining processes, proprietary output algorithms and group brainstorming sessions to identify developing trends, generate leads and ignite ideas. Detailed analysis includes correlating logs, mapping data and performing statistical analysis as necessary to corroborate our theories.

Explore the variety of different topics that are covered in our reports or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more!

Feature Articles / Exploration Reviews

Exploration Reviews are generally geology-based articles that focus on a formation, collection of formations, the potential in an area, or a play concept. There is often a regional geology summary and a more in-depth analysis of several areas. If completions are relevant to the topic, a completions analysis may be included. Topics from the past have included Montney North, Montney Heritage, Duvernay geomechanics, Spirit River, Cardium, Bakken, Shaunavon, etc. Articles may also focus on a particular play concept such as shale gas or the oil sands at Athabasca, Cold Lake and Peace River.

Exploration Reviews are usually in the 3,000–5,000 word range and have multiple illustrations (maps, graphs, cross-sections, schematics) and tables.

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Resource Play Overviews

Resource Play Overviews (RPOs) take a detailed look at two or more areas with a common production zone (i. e. the Charlie Lake at Worsley, Mulligan–Earring, Cecil and Valhalla). The areas are compared and contrasted with respect to geology, completions, production and EURs.

RPOs are in the 3,000 word range and have multiple illustrations (maps, graphs, cross-sections, schematics) and tables.

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Technology Updates

Technology Updates focus on educating readers about evolving technologies or plays where technology plays an important role. Past articles include the technologies involved in producing oil sands, proppants, completions fluids and completions isolation technologies.

Technology Updates are usually in the 1,000–3,000 word range and have several illustrations (maps, graphs, schematics) and tables.

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Pool Case Studies

Pool Case Studies focus on old pools that are abandoned or largely inactive, but could have economic potential using modern horizontal drilling and fraccing technologies.

Pool Case Studies are usually in the 500 word range and have several illustrations (maps, graphs, cross-sections) and tables.

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Significant Wells

Significant Wells are chosen for different reasons. Often it is because of outstanding production results, but wells are also significant for pushing a play (or production) into new territory or for technological innovations. CDL’s Significant Wells cover the entire Western Canada Sedimentary Basin and the stratigraphic column from Cretaceous to Cambrian.

Significant Wells are usually in the 500-1,000 word range and have several illustrations (maps, graphs and a log suite or petrophysical analysis).

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Quarterly Exploration and Production (E&P) Analysis

Each quarter, a Quarterly Production Analysis, Quarterly Completions Analysis, and Quarterly Land Sale Analysis is published—cycling through each topic every three months. These articles are graphics-rich and text-light!

The Quarterly Production Analysis summarizes production in a previous quarter by production zone/formation, CDL Play and operator. The analysis includes graphs, maps and tables.

The Quarterly Completions Analysis summarizes completions in the top 20 (or so) plays in a previous quarter by various completions parameters. Eight plays are further analyzed over two years to see trends. The analysis includes graphs and tables.

The Quarterly Land Sale Analysis summarizes land sale results in the previous quarter by bonus and price/ha. The analysis includes maps and tables.

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Spark Land Sales Alerts

Land Sales Alerts target upcoming “significant” land sales—significant could mean large offerings, interesting rights or developing plays. The parcels and rights on offer are discussed in terms of regional production, regional geology and speculating on what the target play(s) may be.

Land Sale Alerts are in the 500 word range and include maps, stratigraphic column of rights, graphs, tables and other figures as necessary to define the speculated target.

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Spark EUR

In this group of articles, EURs are often compared amongst areas within a play. The analysis attempts to discover what is driving EUR differences—completions innovations, geology, operator completion designs, etc. 

EUR articles are in the 500 word range and include maps, graphs, tables and other figures such as infographics.

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Spark Production and Activity

Production and/or Activity articles summarize production or activity in a play or area. The article may focus on one prod zone, one operator or well. There is often a brief summary of the geology and some pertinent facts about production, completions and costs, if available.

Production and/or Activity articles are in the 500 word range and include maps, cross-sections, log suites, graphs, and tables.

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Spark Other

Other article topics include (amongst others) macro-economics with respect to oil prices and oil supply, and production metrics.

Other articles are in the 500 word range and include graphs, tables, maps or any other figures necessary to explain the topic.

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