Darrell Stonehouse

Darrell is editor JWN's Intelligence Publications and covers the service and supply sector for the DOB. He joined the company in 1998 as editor of the Oil & Gas InquirerOil & Gas Quarterly and Alberta Construction Magazine. He later was editor of Oilweek magazine. His work has also appeared in many other business publications, including Financial Post MagazineAlberta Report, and a variety of agricultural publications.

  • Drilling And Completions Strategies Evolving In The Duvernay

    Operators continue to fine-tune their development strategies to improve productivity and drive efficiencies in all regions of the Duvernay shale play, a Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) workshop in Calgary heard recently.

    June 23, 2022, 6 AM MDT

  • Operators Still Pushing Boundaries Of Duvernay Play Over A Decade Into Drilling

    Duvernay operators continue building their subsurface knowledge of the massive shale resource underlying much of central Alberta, with recent land sales and exploration drilling pushing the boundaries of the play into new areas, a recent Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) workshop in Calgary heard.

    June 22, 2022, 6 AM MDT

  • Duvernay Sees Renewed Interest: New Daily Oil Bulletin Infographic

    Higher oil and gas prices, coupled with new players with new development ideas, are driving renewed interest in the Duvernay shale.

    June 22, 2022, 10:31 AM MDT

  • Global Energy Show: Pathways Initiative Adds To Long-Term Viability Of Oilsands Operations, Conference Hears

    Alberta’s oilsands operators are in it for the long haul, and the current Pathways initiative to manage greenhouse gas emissions from operations will add to the durability of the sector and ensure it remains viable as the world aims towards reaching net zero emissions by 2050, leaders from three large operators told an audience at the Global Energy Show this week.  

    June 10, 2022, 9:37 AM MDT

  • Global Energy Show: No Silver Bullet To Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Say Conference Participants

    It’s going to take a multitude of different technologies to bring down greenhouse gas emissions to meet 2030 Paris climate change commitments and ultimately reach net zero emissions by 2050, representatives from across the energy spectrum told the audience at the Global Energy Show in Calgary Wednesday.

    June 9, 2022, 10:04 AM MDT

  • Comeback In The Cardium? – New Daily Oil Bulletin Infographic Looks At Activity In Historic Formation

    This month’s infographic looks at licensing, drilling and production trends in the Cardium to get a sense of operator intentions. It also reviews completions technologies, and future technologies and developments that could play a role in revitalizing the play.

    May 24, 2022, 6 AM MDT

  • Margins Stabilizing At CES Energy Solutions After Wild First Quarter Ride

    Unstable and uncertain supply chains resulted in rampant cost inflation for oilfield chemical supply firm CES Energy Solutions Corp. early in the first quarter of 2022, resulting in rapidly declining profit margins, company president and chief executive officer Ken Zinger told shareholders at the company’s quarterly conference call Friday.

    May 16, 2022, 9:09 AM MDT

  • Longer Term Perspective On Service Pricing Needed To Manage Inflation, Says Trican Boss

    Oilfield service pricing has improved in the last year but rampant cost inflation for materials and labour means margins remain stubbornly flat at unsustainable levels, Trican Well Service Ltd. president and chief executive officer Brad Fedora told analysts at the company’s first quarter conference call Thursday morning.

    May 13, 2022, 2:43 PM MDT

  • Midstream Operators See Montney Driving Growth For Decades To Come

    With Canada’s energy industry almost fully recovered from the pandemic downturn, LNG export demand should launch the next major phase of natural gas production growth, and with it will come increased liquid production that will need new markets, according to the leaders of three large infrastructure operators.

    May 11, 2022, 9:32 AM MDT

  • Production Growth, Potential Acquisitions On Agenda For Advantage Energy

    With high prices driving record free cash flow, Advantage Energy Ltd. will focus on growing liquids production while paying down debt and buying back shares for the remainder of 2022, company president and chief executive officer Mike Belenkie told shareholders at Advantage’s annual meeting on Thursday.

    May 9, 2022, 9:41 AM MDT

  • Pembina Defers Prince Rupert Propane Export Terminal Expansion

    Pembina Pipeline Corporation is deferring a planned expansion of its Prince Rupert propane export terminal as current access to strong North American markets meet the needs of its customers, company executives said at the company’s first quarter conference call on Friday.

    May 6, 2022, 10:37 AM MDT

  • Environment Remains Positive For Royalty Acquisitions, Says Topaz Energy’s Staples

    Despite high commodity prices and improved operator financials, the Canadian oil and gas sector still presents plenty of good acquisition targets for royalty and energy infrastructure company Topaz Energy Corp., company president and chief executive officer Marty Staples said during Topaz’s 2022 first quarter conference call.

    May 5, 2022, 8:44 AM MDT

  • Gibson Puts Strong Focus On ESG, Energy Transition Opportunities

    Gibson Energy Inc. continues adapting its liquids storage, optimization, processing, and gathering operations to keep pace with the energy transition while integrating ESG priorities throughout its operations, company president and chief executive officer Steve Spaulding told analysts at Gibson’s first quarter results conference call Tuesday.

    May 4, 2022, 7:45 AM MDT

  • Gibson Energy Reports Jump In Revenue, Higher Net Earnings In First Quarter

    High commodity prices, combined with increased throughput at Gibson Energy Inc.’s liquids infrastructure business and improved performance at its marketing business resulted in higher revenue and earnings in the first quarter of 2022, the company reported this morning.

    May 3, 2022, 9:41 AM MDT

  • West Coast Coal And Petroleum Shipments Drive CN Rail Results Through Tough Winter Conditions

    A 71 per cent increase in coal shipments and six per cent increase in petroleum and chemical shipments were major bright spots in Canadian National Railway Company’s first quarter 2022 results, the company reported Tuesday afternoon.

    April 28, 2022, 8:36 AM MDT

  • Clearwater Growth Exploding: New Daily Oil Bulletin Infographic

    To learn more about the Clearwater resource play view the Daily Oil Bulletin’s new infographic: Capturing the Clearwater.

    April 19, 2022, 6 AM MDT

  • Cutting Costs, Driving Up Margins, Focus Of Cenovus Strategy Next Five Years

    Cenovus Energy Inc. will spend the next five years hunting down operational efficiencies and pumping up margins from its existing upstream and downstream assets, company president and chief executive officer Alex Pourbaix told the 2022 Scotiabank CAPP Energy Symposium.

    April 12, 2022, 6 AM MDT

  • Strengthening Natural Gas Liquids Markets Generating New Investment Opportunities, Says Pembina Pipeline Interim CFO

    North American natural gas liquids (NGL) markets are heating up, presenting a wealth of investment opportunities across the value chain, Pembina Pipeline Corporation interim chief financial officer Cameron Goldade told the 2022 Scotiabank CAPP Energy Symposium.

    April 8, 2022, 10:40 AM MDT

  • Permian Basin Only U.S. Option To Meet Oil Supply Challenge

    Energy affordability and security have returned as a major U.S. political issue as prices at the gas pump have jumped due to the ongoing oil supply shortfall and added pressure from sanctions on Russian production.

    April 7, 2022, 7:57 AM MDT

  • Ukraine War Exposes Need For Greater North American Energy Integration, Says Enbridge’s Al Monaco

    The fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine has changed the conversation around energy in North America, with security, reliability and affordability now joining climate change as major issues needing to be addressed, Al Monaco, president and chief executive officer, Enbridge Inc., told the 2022 Scotiabank CAPP Energy Symposium on Wednesday.

    April 7, 2022, 12:32 PM MDT

  • TMX Positions Canadian Heavy Crude For Growth For Remainder Of Decade

    Increasing market access through the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will result in increasing western Canadian heavy oil production for the remainder of the decade, John Coleman, research director for Wood Mackenzie Ltd., told the 2022 Scotiabank CAPP Energy Symposium on Tuesday.

    April 6, 2022, 10:50 AM MDT

  • Building On Success Key To Canada Winning Sustainability Race, Say CEEA Conference Speakers

    Canada’s oil and gas industry is well positioned to supply the world with secure, affordable, low-carbon energy, panel members at the Canadian Energy Executive Association’s (CEEA) annual Oil & Gas Beyond Boomers conference in Calgary told a packed house at the Calgary Petroleum Club.

    March 23, 2022, 6 AM MDT

  • Cost Inflation, Pricing And Labour Challenges Continue For Pressure Pumpers, Say Calfrac Executives

    Higher oil and gas prices have begun trickling down to increased field activity in North American unconventional resource plays, but for pressure pumping companies challenges remain in regaining financial sustainability, executives from Calfrac Well Services Ltd. told analysts on their 2021 fourth quarter and year-end conference call.

    March 17, 2022, 9:07 AM MDT

  • Calfrac Uncertain Of Impact Of Ukraine War On Its Russian Operations

    The war between Russia and Ukraine has Calfrac Well Services Ltd. evaluating options for its Russian division, company president and chief operating officer Lindsay Link told analysts at Calfrac’s 2021 fourth quarter and year-end conference call.

    March 17, 2022, 12 AM MDT

  • Balancing Emissions Reductions With Financial Performance A Long-Term Effort

    Canada’s oil and gas producers are making progress reducing greenhouse gas emissions but reaching their net zero goals while maintaining financial stability is a long-term process that will require collaboration with technology developers, financial markets and governments, attendees at a Daily Oil Bulletin sponsored webinar heard.

    March 15, 2022, 9:44 AM MDT

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