W. Steven Donaldson

Peace River–Sawn Lake, AB
A group of September 25, 2019 Alberta land sale postings in the north-central part of the province are the largest since December 2017 and may signal renewed activity and a future expansion...
Digest Spark
August 20, 2019
Estevan, SK/Daly, MB
The Torquay is increasing in importance as a tight oil resource play within the Williston Basin of southeastern SK and southwestern MB. Multiple operators are drilling this zone in two...
Digest Spark
August 13, 2019
Brazeau River–Pembina, AB
The Late Devonian Duvernay Formation is prospective for a group of August 28, 2019 Alberta land sale postings in the south-central part of the province.
Digest Spark
July 30, 2019
Ricinus/Garrington/Ferrier, AB
The Upper Cretaceous Cardium Formation may be the main target at the July 31 and August 14 land sales in the Ricinus/Garrington/Ferrier area. The Glauconitic is a possible secondary zone of...
Digest Spark
July 9, 2019
A Comparison of Southern Alberta Production Areas
A comparison of Basal Quartz oil plays in the Taber, Alderson and Wayne areas of southern AB appears to indicate that reservoir quality of channel systems exerts a strong control on...
Resource Play Overview
June 26, 2019
Drake–Ladyfern, BC
Predominantly deep rights postings for the May 22, 2019 British Columbia land sale suggest Triassic targets such as the Halfway-Doig interval or the Montney.
Digest Spark
May 7, 2019
2/10-6-50-1W5 Upper Mannville Oil
Blackspur’s Sparky horizontal development well at Leduc-Woodbend exhibits the highest IP rate in the area to date.
Significant Well
April 30, 2019
A Review of Recent AB and SK Deep Drilling Activity
A summary of recent vertical and horizontal wells targeting the Lower Paleozoic and Precambrian throughout southern–central Alberta and southern–central Saskatchewan.
Exploration Review
April 17, 2019
Twining, AB
The lateral transition from interbedded Duvernay carbonates and source rocks to the adjacent porous dolomitized Leduc reef provides another charging mechanism for the Leduc reservoir.
Digest Spark
March 27, 2019
Panny–Trout, AB
Four private operators are drilling (or have licenced) vertical and horizontal wells targeting Keg River light oil in north-central Alberta.
Digest Spark
March 6, 2019