Exploration Review

Hazy with Periods of Sunshine
The 2017 activity summary for Western Canada reviews drilling, production, completions and land sale results. The focus is on the five most active plays—Montney, Spirit River, Cardium,...
Exploration Review
January 24, 2018
Montney Distal Shelf Oil
Oil and liquids production from the Montney Distal Shelf plays is at an all-time high. This production is concentrated in several discrete areas within the larger Montney gas play....
Exploration Review
December 13, 2017
Whatever Happened To... ?
Hot plays come and go in the oil patch—sometimes with surprising speed. Commodity prices, technology and costs play a role in determining the staying power of a play. This article...
Exploration Review
August 24, 2017
Potential in Underdeveloped Areas
Large areas of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin are yet to be tested with modern completions technology.
Exploration Review
April 20, 2017
May the Lith be With You!
Glauconitic and Upper Mannville lithic channels have become viable oil prospects with modern horizontal drilling and completions technologies. A multi-disciplinary approach to exploration...
Exploration Review
March 23, 2017
An Unforgettable Year
This 2016 exploration summary of Western Canada reviews the drilling activity and results in seven plays being developed with horizontal drilling and multi-staged fracs. The Montney and...
Exploration Review
January 26, 2017
Happy as Clams
Montney North is not only one of the top Montney plays but also one of the top plays in the WCSB. As the play matures, operators continue to refine their geological interpretations, their...
Exploration Review
December 15, 2016
Pembina, Willesden Green and Ferrier
The heart of the Cardium fairway is alive! Though activity is down in 2016, this is an area with a healthy drilling inventory, which bodes well for the future.
Exploration Review
November 17, 2016
No Inhibitions about Imbibition: It’s Not the Bogeyman!
Big fracs, low fluid recovery and no detrimental impact on production—why not? This article seeks to answer this question and assuage concerns about imbibition.
Exploration Review
October 20, 2016
Shining a Light on the Upper and Lower Shaunavon and the Roseray
Modern drilling and completion technologies have birthed the unconventional Lower Shaunavon play and breathed new life into the historical Upper Shaunavon and Roseray conventional plays.
Exploration Review
September 22, 2016