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Fracturing horizontal wells is an expensive proposition up front. In the emerging Duvernay shale play, Yoho Resources Inc. reported completion costs of $7 million per well—or a little over 58 per cent of the cost of drilling, casing and completing the well—this summer.
By the time a steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) well reaches the blowdown stage, its life is effectively over. But shed no tears, it’s been a good life, and there may be a few more years of production left.
Oilsands industry expansion exists in lockstep with demand for condensate, and even though emerging natural gas plays in western Canada look promising for liquids production, the diluent game promises to remain based on imports as bitumen production grows.
News that Nova Scotia’s government will table a bill to ban hydraulic fracturing this fall is drawing reaction in Western Canada’s oil industry.
Every year the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame is faced with a daunting task: to select a handful of men and women whose contributions to the country’s oil and gas industry stand out in a sector that is built in large measure on a dynamic mixture of innovation, commitment, courage and vision.
Meeting in Charlottetown this week, Canada’s provincial premiers have taken a feather from former Alberta premier Alison Redford’s cap, continuing last year’s discussions toward coming up with a Canadian Energy Strategy (CES).
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