Bitumen

Wells Spudded March 1 to March 31, 2018
High levels of activity in the oil sands and heavy oil sectors persisted into March. The McMurray, Viking and Upper Mannville continued to be the most popular zones.
E&P Analysis
April 18, 2018
Wells Spudded February 1 to February 28, 2018
High levels of activity in the oil sands and heavy oil sectors persisted into February. The McMurray, Viking and Upper Mannville continued to be the most popular zones.
E&P Analysis
March 20, 2018
Horizontal Multi-Stage Fracs Completed up to December 31, 2017
This analysis provides a play-by-play comparison of current completion practices, including metrics for uncemented vs cemented wells, technology, stimulation fluid, number of stages,...
E&P Analysis
March 14, 2018
Wells Spudded January 1 to January 31, 2018
The winter drilling season is upon us as spuds were way up in January with an emphasis on oil sands and heavy oil. The McMurray, Viking and Upper Mannville were the most popular zones.
E&P Analysis
February 21, 2018
Wells Spudded December 1 to December 31, 2017
The Montney and Mannville (oil sands and heavy oil) were the most popular targets in December. The Duvernay in the East Shale Basin and Kaybob continued to attract the drill bit.
E&P Analysis
January 31, 2018
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
Wells Spudded November 1 to November 30, 2017
The Duvernay shone in November with 40 spuds—30 in the Kaybob area, 1 at Willesden Green and 9 in the East Shale Basin. As well, monthly spuds returned to the historical trend of...
E&P Analysis
December 20, 2017
Wells Spudded October 1 to October 31, 2017
Spuds continue to grow month-on-month in 2017 vs 2016, though the rate is slowing. The Duvernay East Shale Basin attracted another new entrant with Traverse spudding its first well.
E&P Analysis
November 23, 2017
Peace River–Athabasca, AB
Large oil sands parcels posted for an upcoming Alberta Land Sale are a hopeful sign for future growth in both the Athabasca and Peace River regions.
Digest Spark
November 8, 2017
Wells Spudded September 1 to September 30, 2017
This review of September well spuds shows where companies are active and what targets they are pursuing.
Digest Spark
October 11, 2017

Pages