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
New Completions Data for August 2019
Chevron tested a new high-intensity completion design in the Duvernay. Crew completed a 125 stage Montney well using a unique completion system.
E&P Analysis
September 10, 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
Wells Spudded July 1 to July 31, 2019
Drilling continued to languish in July as spuds were down by 9% vs June 2019, and down a whopping 43% vs July 2018. The Viking and Clearwater were the most active zones, while Whitecap,...
E&P Analysis
August 29, 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
New Completions Data for July 2019
ConocoPhillips and Encana pumped record-breaking proppant tonnages in the Montney and Duvernay. Operators are trending toward tighter perforation cluster spacing with more clusters per...
E&P Analysis
August 15, 2019
Kaybob–Twining, AB
Some Duvernay operators pump large fluid volumes to maximize fracture surface area while others seek to place the desired proppant tonnage with smaller fluid volumes.
Digest Spark
August 8, 2019
Kaybob–Twining, AB
The Duvernay uses large volumes of water for completions. The water is currently sourced from the surface but public opinion and strict regulations may push operators towards groundwater...
Digest Spark
August 6, 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
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