Oil

Cardium and Viking Waterfloods
Most tight oil reservoirs in Western Canada are in the primary exploitation phase. Recovery factors are low, and large volumes of oil are left behind. Waterflooding has the potential to...
Exploration Review
April 25, 2018
Stump–Virginia Hills, AB
A string of NW-trending parcels in west-central Alberta are attracting attention at the May 16 Crown land sale.
Digest Spark
April 18, 2018
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
Swan Hills/Virginia Hills/Judy Creek, AB
Recent Swan Hills activity is expanding the play beyond the reef buildups and onto the platform.
Digest Spark
April 4, 2018
Daly-Sinclair, MB
Horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracturing have unlocked new reservoirs in the Lodgepole where earlier vertical wells performed poorly.
Digest Spark
April 4, 2018
Instow, SK
Geologic features conducive to Shaunavon production at Instow may also indicate potential in the underlying Madison.
Digest Spark
March 28, 2018
2-7-43-7W5 Spirit River Gas and Oil
Recent horizontal wells at the southern end of the Spirit River Deep Basin play are providing Obsidian and other operators with high liquids yields.
Significant Well
March 28, 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
Windfall, AB
Interesting geology and convoluted postings push the Leduc and Spirit River to the top of the list as likely targets for the April 4, 2018 land sale at Windfall.
Digest Spark
March 14, 2018

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