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 Alberta Has “Tonnes” of Room to Grow Carbon Storage

Alberta Has “Tonnes” of Room to Grow Carbon Storage

March 31, 2021
Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is one of the hot topics du jour in the 2021 Western Canada energy landscape…and with good reason!!
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The Shine is Back on the Clearwater!

The Shine is Back on the Clearwater!

February 11, 2021
Mergers and acquisitions in the Nipisi-Marten Hills-Jarvie Clearwater heavy oil plays shifted into overdrive during the last two months of 2020.
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Unlocking the Lower Montney

Unlocking the Lower Montney

November 18, 2020
Lower Montney zones have been extensively developed along the formation’s subcrop edge and in the southern conventional reservoirs at Kaybob, Kaybob South, Placid and Ante Creek North.
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The Clearwater’s Comeback

The Clearwater’s Comeback

October 22, 2020
As industry continues to endure the chaos of the last six months, activity is slowly returning to key plays like the Clearwater
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The Dunvegan: Uphole Potential?

The Dunvegan: Uphole Potential?

September 30, 2020
As operators look to maximize returns on their existing properties, or to investin new opportunities, they often look “uphole” to shallower productive zones.
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Productivity Factors in the Clearwater Oil Play

Productivity Factors in the Clearwater Oil Play

April 30, 2020
Clearwater oil production continues to accelerate with an increase of over 23,000 bopd in the last few years. Production comes from three main areas—Marten Hills, Nipisi and Jarvie.
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The Marten Hills Clearwater Oil Play: Robust Economics

The Marten Hills Clearwater Oil Play: Robust Economics

November 9, 2019
In its short four-year life, the Clearwater cold flow heavy oil play at Marten Hills, Nipisi and Jarvie has gone from interesting land sales to producing 18,400 bopd (as of Sep 2019).
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Quenching Thirst in the Duvernay

Quenching Thirst in the Duvernay

October 16, 2019
About 23 million cubic meters (m3) of water was used for fraccing in Alberta in 2017 (AER, 2018), and nearly 99% of that volume was non-saline.
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The Marten Hills Clearwater Oil Play: From Open Land to High Demand

The Marten Hills Clearwater Oil Play: From Open Land to High Demand

September 25, 2019
In four short years, the Clearwater cold flow heavy oil play at Marten Hills and Nipisi has gone from interesting land sales to producing over 14,000 bopd.
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Evolution of Earthquakes in Alberta: The Role of Hydraulic Fracturing and the Possibilities for Risk Mitigation

Evolution of Earthquakes in Alberta: The Role of Hydraulic Fracturing and the Possibilities for Risk Mitigation

September 19, 2019
Earthquakes in Alberta and their possible relationship to subsurface operations such as hydraulic fracturing and waste disposal have made a lot of news over the past few years.
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Can the Montney WGI Be a Ouija Board for Gas Liquids?

Can the Montney WGI Be a Ouija Board for Gas Liquids?

April 16, 2019
In this era of under-reported or unreported gas liquids production, could the Ethane+ also known as the C2+ Wet Gas Index (WGI) serve as a proxy to indicate liquids richness?
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Will South Duvernay Oil Rates at Pembina Soar Like Cygnet?

Will South Duvernay Oil Rates at Pembina Soar Like Cygnet?

March 19, 2019
A comparison of South Duvernay oil rates over time at Cygnet/Joffre, Twining/Huxley and Pembina/Joffre
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Now and Then: Montney Hydrodynamics Takes on the #10 Year Challenge

Now and Then: Montney Hydrodynamics Takes on the #10 Year Challenge

February 21, 2019
Montney hydrodynamics from Canadian Discovery takes on the #10 Year Challenge. How have data and interpretations matured over the last 10 years?
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The South Duvernay Oil Play Marches Northwestward

The South Duvernay Oil Play Marches Northwestward

August 9, 2018
The south Duvernay oil play continues its northwestward march with land sale activity and wells coming on-stream.
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How Big is Big?

How Big is Big?

June 21, 2018
A parcel in the Inga area of NEBC went for $22,767/ha at the June 13 Crown land sale. How does this stack up in terms of price/ha over the recent past?
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To BOE, or Not To BOE…

To BOE, or Not To BOE…

May 22, 2018
The standard 6:1 ratio for natural gas on a BOE basis may be inadequate for assessing certain opportunities as North American NG prices continue to languish.
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What Has Petroleum Done For Me This Morning?

What Has Petroleum Done For Me This Morning?

April 12, 2018
The energy industry has, for too long, allowed itself to be defined by what comes out of the tail pipe of cars; what petroleum contributes to society is so much more than that ...
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That’s a Lot of Freakin’ Money!

That’s a Lot of Freakin’ Money!

February 15, 2018
“A lot of freakin’ money” has been spent for land rights in the South Duvernay oil play over the past two years
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A Mighty Viking Indeed: 2/12-35-55-22W5 Viking Gas

A Mighty Viking Indeed: 2/12-35-55-22W5 Viking Gas

One of 2020’s top IPmax gas rates belongs to a Peyto Deep Basin Viking well drilled at Wild River, AB.
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