For 35 years, Canadian Discovery Ltd. (CDL) has worked with clients to explore new basins, optimize operations and assess opportunities in Western Canada, the U.S. and around the world. We specialize in integrating hydrodynamics with geothermics, geochemistry and geology, and have completed over 350 projects for more than 100 clients. CDL’s subsurface knowledge and GIS capabilities support Clean Technologies including CCUS site identification, Deep Geothermal and Critical Mineral assessments.
CDL's deep understanding of depositional environments and fluid interactions in the subsurface has been our core competency for 35 years and we are using this foundation to strategically deliver CCUS site identification, Deep Geothermal and Critical Mineral assessments to clients world-wide.
CDL has developed a unique perspective on the factors controlling basinal hydrogeology. By focusing on subsurface fluid dynamics as they relate to basin evolution and its impact on fluid composition, petroleum hydrodynamics have become a key component of an integrated exploration and development program.
Understanding how fluids (oil, gas, water) interact with rock environments is critical to oil & gas exploration and development. By relating subsurface fluid dynamics to basin evolution and fluid composition in a reservoir, hydrodynamics provides early recognition of resource plays and associated sweet spots. It also leads to increased resolution of transition zones to reduce the risk of water and the ability to identify by-passed oil with tilted oil/water contact analysis
Unconventional Resources Application
CDL and Rakhit Petroleum Consulting Ltd. have spent over 30 years building a proprietary library comprising over 195 hydrodynamics studies and aiding clients in nearly 20 countries around the world.
Representative hydrodynamics studies available for purchase:
CDL has spent 35 years developing an unrivalled understanding of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, from broad regional picture to pad or well level detail. CDL has worked basins in the U.S., U.K., South America, Africa and the Middle East. The combination of our depth and breadth of experience enables us to provide timely, cost-effective integrated geoscience consulting services and expertise on demand.
CDL recognizes that oil & gas success begins with good rock and the right fluids. Integrating hydrodynamics, geothermics, geochemistry and geology can reduce risk and maximizes results by identifying sweet spots, revealing new plays and improving asset valuations.
Resource Play Expertise
Regional and Detailed Studies from Reservoir to Basin Scale
Expertise on Demand
Exploration and Development Prospecting
Conventional and unconventional play studies:
CDL's data solutions help you to better access, integrate and analyze oil & gas data. We offer a unique blend of data management, data capture, engineering analysis and related expertise to help you minimize costs and maximize results. Our extensive history and experience of developing critical oil and gas datasets include the Well Completions & Frac Database, GeoFluids and the Fluid Dynamics Database.
In today’s highly competitive E&P environment, it’s all about producing more barrels for fewer dollars. With drilling and completions (D&C) operations consuming close to 70% of capital expenditures, and generating massive amounts of data, leveraging all available information to make better decisions represents an enormous opportunity.
Data Management and High-Grading
Electronic Data Capture from Hard Copy or Raster
Analytics and/or Reports
Resource plays and international application and database Expertise:
For clients seeking merger & acquisition (M&A) opportunities, CDL is uniquely positioned with the right datasets and deep knowledge to deliver technical assessments for Western Canada. We have spent 35 years building an unrivalled understanding of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin from broad regional picture to in-depth analysis. Our extensive in-house libraries and datasets enable us to quickly and cost-effectively validate geological context, benchmark results and assess best practices.
Knowing where to engage and what to avoid in M&A directly translates into increased rates of return (ROR) on investment. CDL geological, production and economic technical assessments can help identify and assess opportunities for your investment portfolio. These assessments reduce risk and evaluate upside of potential acquisitions.
CDL has experience assisting financial firms, A&D and investment houses, operators and international energy players.
CDL has been trusted by over 300 organizations world-wide from finance firms to major operators.