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Q2 2019 Quarterly Completions Analysis
Horizontal Multi-Stage Fracs Completed up to June 30, 2019
This analysis provides a play-by-play comparison of current completion practices, including metrics for cemented vs uncemented wells, technology, stimulation fluid, number of stages,...
September 19, 2019
The Marten Hills Clearwater Oil Play: From Open Land to High Demand
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.
September 17, 2019
West Lake Rex: Diving into a Shallow Swimming Pool
West Lake Energy is successfully developing the Upper Mannville Rex Member via low-cost shallow unstimulated multi-leg horizontal wellbores at Swimming in east-central Alberta.
September 12, 2019
August 2019 Montney and Duvernay Completions Update
New Completions Data for August 2019
Chevron tested a new high-intensity completion design in the Duvernay. Crew completed a 125 stage Montney well using a unique completion system.
September 10, 2019
Mighty Morphin’ Montney Fracs
ConocoPhillips is pumping 13,000t of proppant per well on a 14-well pad. Various completions and pad configurations were systematically tested before arriving at the current design.
September 5, 2019
Banff Development: Success at Cessford
North 40 has recently employed horizontal drilling to fully unlock the production potential of the Banff Formation at Cessford in east-central Alberta.
September 3, 2019
July 2019 Monthly Spud Analysis by Zone and Operator
Wells Spudded July 1 to July 31, 2019
Drilling continued to languish in July as spuds were down by 9% vs June 2019, and down a whopping 43% vs July 2018. The Viking and Clearwater were the most active zones, while Whitecap,...
August 29, 2019
Separated at Birth: The Clearwater and Spirit River Formations
The Ties That Bind
Although targeted for entirely different types of petroleum resources, the Clearwater and Spirit River formations share a geological connection. Stratigraphically contemporaneous, these...
August 27, 2019
Bitumen or Bust: Edgy Oil Sands Expansion at Peace River Land Sale?
Peace River–Sawn Lake, AB
A group of September 25, 2019 Alberta land sale postings in the north-central part of the province are the largest since December 2017 and may signal renewed activity and a future expansion...
August 20, 2019
July 2019 Montney and Duvernay Completions Update
New Completions Data for July 2019
ConocoPhillips and Encana pumped record-breaking proppant tonnages in the Montney and Duvernay. Operators are trending toward tighter perforation cluster spacing with more clusters per...
August 15, 2019
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