The buyer’s guide to Canada’s Oil & Gas Industry

COSSD News

March, 2012 Headlines

Canada’s oilsands sector—and indeed, the country’s entire oil and gas industry—is headed for record capital investment in 2012, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and data collected by JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group. read more...
Alberta’s petroleum service sector has built a reputation around the globe for its innovation and expertise. But how does a Canadian company make the leap from its own backyard to the world stage? read more...
Clustered in parallel trends around the edges of the Peace River Arch in northern Alberta, the Slave Point carbonate play is the latest to owe its success to horizontal wells and multistage fracturing technology. “People have known for a long time there’s a lot of oil there; they just haven’t been able to get it out,” says Brad Hayes, president of Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd. “There are big fairways to play in there; it’s not just some little trend.” read more...
By the time most people have reached their 30s, they’ve begun to settle down. Most likely, they’ve chosen a career. Perhaps they have a spouse and a couple of children. They might even be living in a nice little house with a white picket fence (and a mortgage to go along with it). read more...
After breaking its own record in 2011, Manitoba’s first land sale of 2012 has broken all previous records for a single sale, while neighbouring Saskatchewan took in $28.73 million at its Feb. 6 land sale. Manitoba’s Petroleum Branch says its Feb. 8 land sale yielded bids totalling $8.02 million. That compares with the record $13.14 million that Manitoba collected for oil and gas rights in all of 2011. If the trend continues, the province would need to collect just over $5 million in the next sale, set for May 9, to beat last year’s record. read more...
For 75 years, the Daily Oil Bulletin (DOB) has been the leader in analysis and news vital to the Canadian oilpatch. Long considered the “journal of record” for the upstream oil and gas business in Canada, the DOB offers daily updates on drilling activity across Canada and a comprehensive recap of important news and developments affecting the upstream industry. read more...