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...
Feature Article
July 23, 2019
Western Canada
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...
Digest Spark
July 16, 2019
Bigoray, AB
Pulse’s first wells in its EOR project in Nisku pinnacle reefs at Bigoray are encouraging. There are other nearby Nisku pools that may benefit from EOR schemes.
Digest Spark
July 18, 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
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,...
E&P Analysis
July 4, 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
Wells Spudded May 1 to May 31, 2019
Activity in May rebounded coming out of spring breakup, but was still down vs one and two years ago. The most active zones were the Viking, Montney and McMurray, with Teine and Tamarack...
E&P Analysis
June 27, 2019
Evi, AB
Operators are striving to produce “already found” hydrocarbons on their assets as illustrated by Prairie Provident’s recent Granite Wash wells at Evi.
Digest Spark
July 2, 2019
Cadotte–Marten Hills, AB
As Clearwater development continues at a steady pace within the established Marten Hills fairway, some operators are looking further afield in the oil sands region for new opportunities.
Digest Spark
June 18, 2019
Wildwood–Twining, AB
Completions data are starting to become available in the emerging West Shale Basin. A comparison of completions and production with Cygnet and Twining highlights similarities and...
Digest Spark
June 13, 2019