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
The Spirit Was Willing, but the Prices Were Weak
The Spirit River of the Deep Basin continued to perform well in 2018, producing both gas and condensate and continuing its reign as one of the most productive intervals in Western Canada on...
Feature Article
January 16, 2019
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
A Comparison of Production Areas
An analysis of how geology and completions influence production and economics in the Bakken and Torquay at Flat Lake, Oungre and Taylorton.
Resource Play Overview
August 25, 2016
Something for Everyone
The Lower Cretaceous Ellerslie produces oil, gas and NGLs throughout southern Alberta. Following several Mannville traditions, development requires detailed geological and geophysical...
Exploration Review
July 28, 2016
Big Catch, B’y
Thirty years after the giant Hibernia discovery in the shallow waters of the Jeanne d’Arc Basin off the Newfoundland coast, the deepwater realm is yielding its first discoveries in...
Exploration Review
April 21, 2016
Viewfield, SK
Operators on the Canadian side of the Bakken resource oil play have experienced varying degrees of success with respect to EURs. The right combination of practices can deliver consistent...
Digest Spark
April 13, 2016
A “sweet-spot” in Enerplus’ Wilrich development project at Ansell achieves an average pad development rate of 10 mmcf/d per well.
Significant Well
September 24, 2015
Kahntah River, BC
Companies pursue Jean Marie and Montney potential gas in the under-explored Kahntah River-Tees area of northeastern BC.
Digest Spark
June 30, 2006
Bridge to a Future Gas Supply
An under-explored gas play in the Northern Foothills of Alberta has been repeatedly experiencing significant success over the last few years, notably over the first nine months of 2006. The...
Exploration Review
October 31, 2006