Bitumen

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
A Tale of Two Zones
The Duvernay and Montney attracted the top land dollars in 2018.
Feature Article
January 16, 2019
Wells Spudded November 1 to November 30, 2018
Drilling activity in November 2018 was markedly lower than in October. The Viking was the most targeted zone, while Husky was the most active operator.
E&P Analysis
January 16, 2019
A Differentially Different Year
Although 2018 probably won’t be remembered fondly by the oil and gas industry because of widening differentials between WTI and our Canadian crudes, there were definitely some highlights...
Feature Article
January 9, 2019

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