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Separated at Birth: The Clearwater and Spirit River Formations
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...
August 27, 2019
July 2019 Montney and Duvernay Completions Update
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...
August 15, 2019
Duvernay Water Volumes vs Proppant Tonnages
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.
August 8, 2019
Quenching Thirst in the Duvernay: A Look into Completions Water Usage
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...
August 6, 2019
June 2019 Monthly Spud Analysis by Zone and Operator
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...
August 1, 2019
Delving Deeper for Duvernay Development
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.
July 30, 2019
Evolution of Earthquakes in Alberta
The Role of Hydraulic Fracturing and the Possibilities for Risk Mitigation
The number, depth and magnitude of earthquakes in AB has increased since 2013, most notably near Fox Creek and Red Deer. Some of these events are potentially induced by oil field...
July 23, 2019
Enhancing Recovery in Resource Plays
EOR is an effective and low risk way to increase reserves and recovery. These additional reserves have already been drilled, discovered and put on production but are considered...
July 16, 2019
Cardium and Glauconitic Prospective Targets at Upcoming Land Sales
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...
July 9, 2019
Q1 2019 Quarterly Completions Analysis
Horizontal Multi-Stage Fracs Completed up to March 31, 2019
This analysis provides a play-by-play comparison of current completion practices, including metrics for cemented vs uncemented wells, technology, stimulation fluid, number of stages,...
July 4, 2019
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