A Geological and Operational Overview of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area
Over half of the oil produced in Canada today comes from the Athabasca Oil Sands Area. Much of the resource and current commercial-scale production is hosted within the McMurray–Wabiskaw...
Exploration Review
August 29, 2018
Big Catch, B’y
Thirty years after the giant Hibernia discovery in the shallow waters of the Jeanne d’Arc Basin off the Newfoundland coast, the deepwater realm is yielding its first discoveries in...
Exploration Review
April 21, 2016
Athabasca, AB
Suncor rekindles interest in Firebag by achieving record high production levels and a record low steam-to-oil ratio.
Digest Spark
October 14, 2015
A Premier World Energy Reserve and Resource
In the first decade of the new millennium, oil sands production ramped up rapidly from mining, and more rapidly from in situ projects which now have an almost equal share of daily...
Exploration Review
May 21, 2015
Wolverine/Grizzly North, BC
Several companies are pursuing the structurally trapped gas in the Nikanassin, Baldonnel and Taylor Flat formations in the Foothills Belt of British Columbia. Land prices in the area...
Digest Spark
March 31, 2009
Solomon/Marsh, AB
The ConocoPhillips 12-28-52-1W6 NPW flowed at an impressive initial production (IP) rate of 13.9 mmcf/d from the Triassic Montney Formation at Solomon. In addition, brokers paid $3.6...
Digest Spark
March 31, 2007
Northeastern AB
High land prices during 2006 and large numbers of non-production wells to be drilled in 2007 are evidence of continued development of the Oil Sands at breakneck speed.
Digest Spark
March 31, 2007
Cabin Creek, AB
Hefty bonuses paid for multi-zone Cabin Creek properties.
Digest Spark
June 30, 2006
Foothills, AB
Gas is produced along this structurally disturbed trend from the Upper Cretaceous Cardium down to the Pennsylvanian Taylor Flat. Rates are variable based on the formation completed,...
Digest Spark
September 30, 2009
Poised for a Banquet?
In 2006, Alberta's Athabasca, Peace River and Cold Lake oil sands areas produced an average of 1.2 million barrels of bitumen and synthetic crude oil per day, which accounted for a little...
Exploration Review
June 30, 2008