Kaybob–Twining, AB
Some Duvernay operators pump large fluid volumes to maximize fracture surface area while others seek to place the desired proppant tonnage with smaller fluid volumes.
Digest Spark
August 8, 2019
Kaybob–Twining, AB
The Duvernay uses large volumes of water for completions. The water is currently sourced from the surface but public opinion and strict regulations may push operators towards groundwater...
Digest Spark
August 6, 2019
Wells Spudded June 1 to June 30, 2019
Drilling activity underwent its second consecutive month-to-month increase in June 2019, but monthly spud numbers were still 24% lower than June 2018. The Viking and Montney were again the...
E&P Analysis
August 1, 2019
Brazeau River–Pembina, AB
The Late Devonian Duvernay Formation is prospective for a group of August 28, 2019 Alberta land sale postings in the south-central part of the province.
Digest Spark
July 30, 2019
The Role of Hydraulic Fracturing and the Possibilities for Risk Mitigation
The number, depth and magnitude of earthquakes in AB has increased since 2013, most notably near Fox Creek and Red Deer. Some of these events are potentially induced by oil field...
Feature Article
July 23, 2019
Western Canada
EOR is an effective and low risk way to increase reserves and recovery. These additional reserves have already been drilled, discovered and put on production but are considered...
Digest Spark
July 16, 2019
Ricinus/Garrington/Ferrier, AB
The Upper Cretaceous Cardium Formation may be the main target at the July 31 and August 14 land sales in the Ricinus/Garrington/Ferrier area. The Glauconitic is a possible secondary zone of...
Digest Spark
July 9, 2019
Horizontal Multi-Stage Fracs Completed up to March 31, 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,...
E&P Analysis
July 4, 2019
A Comparison of Southern Alberta Production Areas
A comparison of Basal Quartz oil plays in the Taber, Alderson and Wayne areas of southern AB appears to indicate that reservoir quality of channel systems exerts a strong control on...
Resource Play Overview
June 26, 2019
Wells Spudded May 1 to May 31, 2019
Activity in May rebounded coming out of spring breakup, but was still down vs one and two years ago. The most active zones were the Viking, Montney and McMurray, with Teine and Tamarack...
E&P Analysis
June 27, 2019