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
Bashaw–Stettler, AB
Two upcoming land sales in central Alberta follow on the heels of 2017 lease activity in a possible extension of the South Duvernay oil play, but other zones may be more likely targets.
Digest Spark
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
Western Canada
Frac sand (proppant) and water are two key inputs for resource play developments. Canadian Discovery Ltd.’s five-year Western Canada Frac Sand Forecast 2017–2021 outlines the expected...
Digest Spark
January 10, 2018
Pincher Creek–Fort Macleod, AB
A large and relatively continuous collection of parcels with full P&NG rights are posted for the January 10 Alberta Land Sale in an underdeveloped area of southwestern Alberta.
Digest Spark
January 3, 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
Tommy Lakes, BC–Elmworth, AB
A high level look at the Doig suggests several potentially liquids-rich areas could benefit from the application of modern drilling and completions technologies.
Digest Spark
December 6, 2017
3-14-47-14W5 Belly River Oil
Boulder Energy adds to its oil production at Brazeau River with new high rate horizontal wells targeting Upper Belly River sands.
Significant Well
November 29, 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
The Economics of Recompletions
Just like fixing up an old car, recompletions can extend the life of an old well. However, just as a new coat of paint won’t make a car run longer, not all recompletions are worth the...
Feature Article
November 15, 2017