Ensign Energy Services Inc.’s Edge AutoPilot could save thousands of dollars per day on a rig, says top brass, and it is something the company is field-testing and intends to deploy within mere months.
September 11, 2019, 10:04 AM MDT
STEP Energy Services Ltd. will continue “exploring alternatives” as industry consolidates and as the company strives to create more scale for its business in the United States.
September 10, 2019, 2:05 PM MDT
A research team led by University of Calgary seismologists has uncovered a novel way to predict earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing, possibly facilitating preventative measures or at least providing more time to prepare.
August 30, 2019, 6 AM MDT
Pason Systems Inc. remains open to using mergers and acquisitions — made available through challenging times in the industry — as a means of reinforcing its initiatives in areas not directly tied to North American land drilling.
August 12, 2019, 10:31 AM MDT
Cathedral Energy Services Ltd.’s 2019 activity levels in the U.S. have declined over the comparative period in 2018 as the company restructures its U.S. operations.
August 9, 2019, 9:38 AM MDT
Technology remains a differentiator for STEP Energy Services Ltd., says the chief executive with the company deploying its second STEP-XPRS during the second quarter of this year.
August 8, 2019, 11:28 AM MDT
Ensign Energy Services Inc. has successfully completed tests of its new “hybrid rig technology” — powered by natural gas generators and a battery energy storage system (BESS) — on a U.S. drilling rig.
August 7, 2019, 12 AM MDT
Total drilling and completion costs averaging $10 million per well in the second quarter of 2019 were unchanged from last year even though wells were nine per cent deeper, the Seven Generations Energy Ltd.’s chief operating officer said Wednesday.
August 1, 2019, 12 AM MDT
Painted Pony Energy Ltd. has reduced its 2019 expected capital spending range to $80 to $95 million from $95 to $110 million.
August 1, 2019, 3:50 AM MDT
Encana Corporation’s second quarter Montney production averaged 203,000 boe/d with liquids production averaging 54,000 bbls/d, or 27 per cent of total output from the play.
July 31, 2019, 10:50 AM MDT
Seven Generations Energy Ltd. brought its first full triple-stack pad on production at Nest 3 during the middle of the second quarter of 2019 and company officials say they are encouraged by the results.
July 31, 2019, 11:17 AM MDT
July 19, 2019, 10:06 AM MDT
What will electric fracturing do to the oilfield services sector? That is a question Dale Dusterhoft often hears from investors. His response: Electric frac technology will probably enter the Canadian market somewhat gradually, aligning with the retirement of conventional equipment.
July 11, 2019, 10 AM MDT
Electric fracturing is well-suited to Canada’s energy sector, possibly benefitting customers, communities and frac companies with cost savings and ‘greener’ operations, says a representative of a U.S. firm developing this technology.
July 10, 2019, 6 AM MDT
A major Duvernay operator chose the TenarisHydril Wedge XP® 2.0 connection for a challenging formation in Western Canada, given its improved running and exceptional over-torque performance.
July 10, 2019, 6:48 AM MDT
As more wells are drilled in Alberta’s promising Marten Hills heavy oil play, operators are adding more lateral legs to boost production, Highwood Oil Company Ltd. CEO Greg MacDonald said on Wednesday.
June 20, 2019, 11:22 AM MDT
While Duvernay development has progressed at a slower pace relative to other large North American resource plays, it’s come a long way since the first big land sale rush a decade ago as companies continue to lower costs and perfect drilling and completion techniques.
June 17, 2019, 9:40 AM MDT
Although well results in the emerging East Duvernay “remain highly variable,” top quartile wells drilled in 2018 are “encouraging” with an average initial production (IP30) oil rate of 580 bbls/d, says Peters & Co. Limited in an update on the play released June 13.
June 17, 2019, 9:28 AM MDT
Pulse Oil Corp. says that an enhanced oil recovery study of the Bigoray Nisku D & E pinnacle reefs has resulted in a significantly higher forecast for potential recoveries.
June 11, 2019, 8:54 AM MDT
IHS Markit is forecasting 40 per cent production growth in light oil production in the next three to five years that will come not from the usual suspects — like the Montney, Duvernay and Spirit River — but from surprisingly profitable plays flying under the radar.
June 5, 2019, 6 AM MDT
Despite holding all the most important ingredients for a bourgeoning shale gas and tight oil sector — including the resources, the technology and the talent — Canada is missing the bus on the unconventional revolution sweeping across the U.S., a PwC Canada forum heard Wednesday.
May 23, 2019, 2:20 PM MDT
The Daily Oil Bulletin’s first annual Energy Excellence Awards were held in Calgary on Thursday, May 2. Awards were handed out in 12 categories under the banners of Operational and Project Excellence, Innovation and Research Excellence, and Exporting Excellence. Today’s instalment profiles the champion in the category Exporting Excellence: Oilfield Services & Manufacturing.
May 22, 2019, 6 AM MDT
The Daily Oil Bulletin’s first annual Energy Excellence Awards were held in Calgary on Thursday, May 2. Awards were handed out in 12 categories under the banners of Operational and Project Excellence, Innovation and Research Excellence, and Exporting Excellence. Today’s instalment profiles the champion in the category Exporting Excellence: Professional Services.
May 21, 2019, 6 AM MDT
The Daily Oil Bulletin’s first annual Energy Excellence Awards were held in Calgary on Thursday, May 2. Awards were handed out in 12 categories under the banners of Operational and Project Excellence, Innovation and Research Excellence, and Exporting Excellence. Today’s instalment profiles the champion in the category Innovation & Research Excellence: Drilling through Completions.
May 14, 2019, 8:25 AM MDT
Canada’s energy industry champions in operational and project excellence, innovation and research excellence, and exporting excellence were announced on Thursday at the first annual Daily Oil Bulletin Energy Excellence Awards at the Devonian Gardens in Calgary.
May 3, 2019, 8:44 AM MDT