Bitumen

Wells Spudded April 1 to April 30, 2019
April drilling in the WCSB was 78% less active than in March, which isn’t unexpected for breakup season, but the 113 total spuds marked the lowest monthly well count since the bad old...
E&P Analysis
May 30, 2019
Wells Spudded March 1 to March 31, 2019
March’s WCSB well count of 466 was 51% lower than February’s numbers, marking the annual spring breakup slowdown. Drilling activity was 29% lower than in March 2018. For the third month...
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April 25, 2019
Wells Spudded February 1 to February 28, 2019
February’s spud count was down 10% from January’s numbers, and down 20% from activity levels a year ago. Both the McMurray and Suncor repeated as most targeted zone and most active...
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March 27, 2019
Wells Spudded January 1 to January 31, 2019
Drilling activity in the new year rebounded from an execrable December, but was over 30% below January 2018 levels. The McMurray was the most targeted zone, and Suncor the most active...
E&P Analysis
February 27, 2019
Mannville Discoveries Abound and Bitumen Gains Ground
The Mannville continued to reward operators in 2018; not only those working in the drilling-intensive oil sands, but also those willing to identify and develop bypassed pay in overlooked,...
Feature Article
February 6, 2019
Montney Leads the Charge
Production rates are climbing as operators drill longer laterals and pump higher proppant tonnages. The highest-rate wells are found within the AB Deep Basin and NE BC plays, where...
Feature Article
February 6, 2019
Rigging Down Another Oil and Liquids-Focused Year
2018 operations fell into three camps: deep, expensive liquids-rich plays (Montney and Duvernay); shallow, less expensive oil-prone plays like the Viking, Mannville, Cardium, Madison Group...
Feature Article
January 30, 2019
Wells Spudded December 1 to December 31, 2018
A high oil price differential took its toll as December 2018 drilling fell off drastically in the WCSB. Husky remained the top operator, and the Montney was the most targeted zone.
E&P Analysis
January 30, 2019
Pushing the Limits
Montney and Duvernay operators set new records for highest proppant tonnage, number of stages, and longest lateral in Western Canada to date.
Feature Article
January 23, 2019
Wells on Production April 1 to June 30, 2018
The Montney and McMurray were the most prolific zones in Q2 2018. The Montney Distal Shelf South was the top play by three-month cumulative production. The top operators were Encana...
E&P Analysis
January 23, 2019

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