Heavy Oil

Peace River–Athabasca, AB
Large oil sands parcels posted for an upcoming Alberta Land Sale are a hopeful sign for future growth in both the Athabasca and Peace River regions.
Digest Spark
November 8, 2017
Managing Oilfield Waste
Drilling, completion and production operations generate a variety of wastes including produced fluids, produced sand and contaminated soil. This article provides an overview of the handling...
Technology Update
October 19, 2017
Western Canada Sedimentary Basin
Can the oil potential of the eastern side of the WCSB offer similar rewards to the gas potential of the western side of the basin?
Digest Spark
March 1, 2017
Western Canada Sedimentary Basin
How do the production metrics from wells on-stream in 2015–2016 compare on a zone-by-zone basis?
Digest Spark
February 15, 2017
BlackPearl Resources
BlackPearl’s Grand Rapids SAGD pilot program at Blackrod (Portage) achieved over 600 bopd in both wells drilled. The operator awaits approval of its commercial development plan for a...
Significant Well
September 22, 2016
Resource Play Expansion at Lloydminster
With over 23,000 producers, less than 400 horizontal, unconventional development of the Sparky has barely begun.
Exploration Review
May 26, 2016
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
The production and reservoir characteristics of CNRL’s seven "drainage boxes" on-stream at Kirby South are analyzed and compared.
Significant Well
May 26, 2016
Western Canada
A third of the 130,000 pools discovered in the WCSB since the 1880s have been abandoned. Why were they abandoned? Can any be resurrected?
Digest Spark
November 25, 2015
Macklin, SK
After acquiring 3D seismic and re-interpreting the geology, Tuscany Energy is horizontally exploiting a Dina heavy oil pool. Seventeen wells have been drilled to date with a potential for...
Digest Spark
November 25, 2015
Frog Lake, AB
Low commodity prices have prompted Twin Butte Energy to shift its focus from heavy oil at Frog Lake to lighter crude at Provost.
Digest Spark
August 5, 2015

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