Light Oil

Beyond the Traditional Hunting Grounds
The Lower Triassic Montney with its promise of gas and natural gas liquids continues to lure explorers into new and more remote areas of northeastern British Columbia. Many companies are...
Exploration Review
June 30, 2012
Steady and Reliable
The Cretaceous Viking Formation as a resource play does not get as much attention as does the Bakken, Cardium or Montney, but this widespread zone is one of the earliest and most prolific...
Exploration Review
August 31, 2012
Horizontal Technology Breathes New Life into an Old Play
Tight oil plays are almost too numerous to count in western Canada and have "the potential to add significant light crude oil production that had not been anticipated just five years ago."...
Exploration Review
August 31, 2012
Drilling, Production and Land
Examination of drilling licences issued in the four Western Canada provinces gives insight into what direction the Oil and Gas Industry is going. Drilling activity continues to be subdued...
Exploration Review
December 31, 2012
Western Canadian Provinces
The year 2012 was a year of contrasts for the oil and gas industry. Natural gas prices fell off in North America and drilling was down. In Western Canada, land prices cratered in comparison...
Exploration Review
December 31, 2012
Drilling, Production and Land
Examination of drilling licences issued in the four Western Canada provinces gives insight into what direction the Oil and Gas Industry is going. While drilling activity recovered slightly...
Exploration Review
December 31, 2013
Western Canadian Provinces
This 2013 summary of the Western Canadian provinces reviews drilling activity and results in seven "resource plays" currently being exploited with horizontal drilling and multistaged fracs....
Exploration Review
December 31, 2013
One Size Does Not Fit All
Ineffective fracture stimulation of unconventional reservoirs is a major industry issue that needs to be resolved. There are many different combinations of "operator-selected" completion...
Exploration Review
February 28, 2014

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