Canada’s well licence count dipped one per cent in the first half of 2018 compared to a year ago, as governments across the country approved 4,458 new wells versus 4,515 in the first six months of last year.
July 10, 2018, 10:10 AM MDT
Rig release counts across Western Canada to the end of May remain steady compared to last year, with one exception: British Columbia.
June 20, 2018, 8:58 AM MDT
Operators licensed 864 new wells across the country last month, up 24 per cent from 696 wells granted authorization in May 2017, with permitting rising in all western provinces except British Columbia.
June 15, 2018, 8:21 AM MDT
Industry paid $13.61 million into provincial coffers on Wednesday for this week’s Alberta land sale, highlighted by producers likely pushing the East Shale Basin oil play to the northwest.
June 14, 2018, 10:53 AM MDT
Industry paid $42 million into provincial coffers on Wednesday, with four high-priced parcels likely purchased for their Duvernay potential, perhaps pushing the East Shale Basin oil play to the northwest.
May 31, 2018, 9:56 AM MDT
Year-over-year rig release counts are down in all four western provinces to the end of April, although only marginally so in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
May 25, 2018, 8:38 AM MDT
Operators licensed 578 wells last month, up 55 per cent from 372 wells permitted in April 2017, as increased permit counts in Alberta helped to offset declines in Saskatchewan.
May 15, 2018, 8:42 AM MDT
With positive results from the testing of a new completion design at its Sundance Cardium play, Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. plans to load up the back-half of 2018 with about 40 more Cardium wells.
May 14, 2018, 9 AM MDT
May 9, 2018, 11:36 AM MDT
Macro-geopolitical issues in Canada are leading to a widening, “bifurcated” market between this country and the U.S. for service companies, says Ensign Energy Services Inc.
May 8, 2018, 11:30 AM MDT
Improved understanding of its reservoirs and production responses has led Seven Generations Energy Ltd. to challenge its well design assumptions.
May 4, 2018, 10:52 AM MDT
Seven Generations Energy Ltd. reported average condensate production of 67,285 bbls/d in the first quarter of 2018, up 30 per cent from the prior-year period.
May 3, 2018, 10:35 AM MDT
Crescent Point Energy Corp. was the top operator during the first three months of 2018, excluding experimental/test wells — drilling the most metres across the basin and also rig releasing the most wells.
April 24, 2018, 8:17 AM MDT
Producers rig released 2,258 wells across Canada in the first quarter of 2018, excluding experimental holes, a decrease of about two per cent from 2,303 wells drilled in Q1 2017.
April 20, 2018, 11:02 AM MDT
Governments across Canada licensed 2,196 new wells in the first quarter of 2018 — down eight per cent from 2,384 licences approved in the first three months of last year.
April 11, 2018, 5:37 AM MDT
Operators drilled 4.76 million metres of hole across Canada (excluding experimental wells) in the first two months of 2018, an increase of about 11 per cent from 4.30 million metres in the comparable period last year.
March 21, 2018, 8:56 AM MDT
It was a strong month in February, with more wells licensed compared to a year ago.
March 7, 2018, 8:18 AM MST
Wells drilled, meterage up in January, excluding experimental wells.
February 20, 2018, 8:41 AM MST
Operators across Canada licensed 931 wells in January, down almost six per cent from 986 a year ago, with permitting counts level down in Alberta, up in B.C. and Manitoba, and down in Saskatchewan.
February 13, 2018, 11:05 AM MST
Operating days climbed in 2017.
January 30, 2018, 11:30 AM MST
The DOB examines top operators in Canada from the perspective of rig releases and meterage.
January 29, 2018, 9:59 AM MST
For most of the month of January, top operator Crescent Point Energy Corp. has employed 26 or 27 rigs each day, according to Rig Locator.
January 26, 2018, 11:44 AM MST
Operators across Canada drilled just over 7,000 wells in 2017, excluding experimental holes, a big increase from the prior year.
January 23, 2018, 10:49 AM MST
More drilling rigs were put into action this week across Western Canada — with 52 per cent of the fleet now active.
January 12, 2018, 11:32 AM MST
The Alberta government’s first land sale of 2018 produced a total of $18.69 million in bonus bids, as industry purchased 66,442 hectares at an average price of $281.23.
January 11, 2018, 10 AM MST