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Marten Hills/Nipisi, AB
The Clearwater cold flow heavy oil play at Marten Hills and Nipisi has evolved rapidly in four years from a series of interesting land sales to producing over 14,000 bopd.
Digest Spark
September 17, 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
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
Getting Deeper into the Play
The Montney was once again a hot target for liquids-rich gas and oil in 2018, despite a slowdown at Montney North.
Feature Article
January 9, 2019
Nipisi–Marten Hills, AB
2018 has seen a surge in Clearwater heavy oil drilling at Nipisi and Marten Hills. New production compares favourably to earlier development.
Digest Spark
December 5, 2018
A Geological and Operational Overview of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area
Over half of the oil produced in Canada today comes from the Athabasca Oil Sands Area. Much of the resource and current commercial-scale production is hosted within the McMurray–Wabiskaw...
Exploration Review
August 29, 2018
Valhalla–Kaybob South, AB
Thirteen operators are drilling horizontals targeting light oil and gas from the Dunvegan and the overlying Doe Creek unit in NW Alberta.
Digest Spark
August 8, 2018
The Emerging Clearwater Heavy Oil Play on the Edge of the Oil Sands
A new cost-effective Clearwater heavy oil play is emerging at Marten Hills in an area traditionally known for large-scale, capital-intensive oil sands SAGD operations.
Exploration Review
June 20, 2018
Elmworth–Kaybob South, AB
Dunvegan EURs have increased significantly the past few years as operators drill longer laterals, pump more stages and hone in on the most productive areas.
Digest Spark
January 17, 2018
Montgomery, AB
A recent horizontal well may be a harbinger of new Cardium resource development in southern Alberta.
Digest Spark
January 10, 2018

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