Chris Podetz

A Geological and Operational Overview of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area
Over half of the oil produced in Canada today comes from the Athabasca Oil Sands Area. Much of the resource and current commercial-scale production is hosted within the McMurray–Wabiskaw...
Exploration Review
August 29, 2018
A Comparison of Production Areas
A review of Cardium oil plays from Wapiti to Ferrier shows that as completions become more efficient, both oil-weighted and high GOR areas can provide strong economic returns.
Resource Play Overview
July 25, 2018
Willesden Green/Golden Spike/Wildwood, AB
Large tracts of Duvernay and other zonal rights continue to be posted in central AB, but attention has shifted back into the West Shale Basin.
Digest Spark
June 6, 2018
Dalehurst–Brazeau River, AB
In 2017, the top producers from several zones in the WCSB were found within a relatively small area in Alberta near the Mesozoic deformation front.
Digest Spark
May 16, 2018
Inga, BC–Valhalla, AB
New horizontal wells targeting Doig sands in northern AB and BC are producing at high oil and NGL rates.
Digest Spark
May 9, 2018
Elmworth–Simonette, AB
Hammerhead Resources is emerging as a big fish with a recent surge in its Montney oil development in west-central AB.
Digest Spark
May 2, 2018
7-30-50-22W5 Cardium Gas
Tourmaline follows up on the top well of 2017 with another Cardium IPmax blaster at Anderson.
Significant Well
April 11, 2018
2-7-43-7W5 Spirit River Gas and Oil
Recent horizontal wells at the southern end of the Spirit River Deep Basin play are providing Obsidian and other operators with high liquids yields.
Significant Well
March 28, 2018
Well Data 101
One of the benefits of working in the Canadian upstream petroleum industry is the bounty of high quality public data that can be used for planning and comparison purposes at a variety of...
Exploration Review
March 20, 2018
Rainbow Lake, AB
Devonian zones are prospective for a group of March 7, 2018 Alberta Land Sale postings in the northwest corner of the province.
Digest Spark
February 21, 2018

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