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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
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
Slickwater, Gelled Water, Surfactant, Oil, Hybrid, Other
Hydraulic fracturing is the pumping of a fluid system into a reservoir using high pressure. A variety of fluid systems exist, each with distinct characteristics that affect fracturing...
Technology Update
March 24, 2016
The Perfect Storm
This 2015 exploration summary of Western Canada reviews the drilling activity and results in seven resource plays being exploited with horizontal drilling and multi-staged fracs. The...
Exploration Review
January 28, 2016
Western Canada
A third of the 130,000 pools discovered in the WCSB since the 1880s have been abandoned. Why were they abandoned? Can any be resurrected?
Digest Spark
November 25, 2015
Ball & Seat | Coiled Tubing | Plug & Perf | Hybrid
Over the past decade, the increase in the deployment of multi-stage hydraulic fracturing has caused the evolution of completion technology. This article provides an overview of the various...
Technology Update
March 26, 2015
Not the Best of Years, Not the Worst of Years
This 2014 exploration summary of the Western Canadian provinces reviews the drilling activity and results in seven resource plays currently being exploited with horizontal drilling and...
Exploration Review
January 29, 2015
International
Since July 2014, world oil prices have collapsed from over $105 US per barrel to below $50. How might historical price fluctuations inform industry expectations?
Digest Spark
January 21, 2015
AB, SK & MB
Wells rig-released between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 were reviewed to determine the type of wells being drilled, the stratigraphic zones being targeted, and the current well status....
Digest Spark
September 30, 2012