Chris Podetz

Dawson–Heart River, AB
Several large postings for the AB December 18, 2019 land sale in Peace Country have Devonian and Mannville oil potential.
Digest Spark
November 21, 2019
July 1 to September 30, 2019
Q3 2019 land sale results in the WCSB more than doubled Q2’s dismal showing, but still significantly lagged 2018 numbers. Nine of the top 10 sale parcels were in Alberta, with the...
E&P Analysis
November 14, 2019
Progress, AB
Advantage has made a Montney oil discovery in a central yet still underdeveloped portion of the play, possibly paving the way for more activity.
Digest Spark
November 7, 2019
Wells Spudded September 1 to September 30, 2019
September was marked by a sharp drop in activity as new drilling lagged August 2019 by 23%, and September 2018 by 34%. However, reporting delays may bump spud numbers higher. The Viking...
E&P Analysis
October 31, 2019
c-76-C/94-G-9 Montney Gas
Test results are in for Calima’s Montney wells drilled at the northern edge of the current development fairway.
Significant Well
October 17, 2019
Princess/Suffield/Alderson, AB
Numerous postings for the October 23 and November 6 Alberta Crown Land sales within and east of CFB Suffield mark continued interest in Mannville and deeper plays.
Digest Spark
October 3, 2019
Whitecourt–Provost, AB
While the vast majority of Viking development currently occurs along the Provost–Dodsland corridor, several operators are drilling further afield.
Digest Spark
September 19, 2019
Blueberry, BC
ConocoPhillips is pumping 13,000t of proppant per well on a 14-well pad. Various completions and pad configurations were systematically tested before arriving at the current design.
Digest Spark
September 5, 2019
The Ties That Bind
Although targeted for entirely different types of petroleum resources, the Clearwater and Spirit River formations share a geological connection. Stratigraphically contemporaneous, these...
Exploration Review
August 27, 2019
Wells Spudded June 1 to June 30, 2019
Drilling activity underwent its second consecutive month-to-month increase in June 2019, but monthly spud numbers were still 24% lower than June 2018. The Viking and Montney were again the...
E&P Analysis
August 1, 2019