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06 March 2019

Canada upstream in brief

Report summary

The Canada upstream in brief provides our expert opinion and analysis of the top upstream stories as they unfold. We have a dedicated team of experienced industry analysts covering all regions of Canadian upstream activity – Oil Sands, WCSB, Arctic, and offshore East Coast. We primarily focus on: exploration and appraisal drilling, project developments, production, licensing, fiscal and regulatory changes, geopolitics, and corporate and M&A activity.

Table of contents

  • Canada upstream in brief: 04 March 2019
  • Pipeline peril continues
  • Devon eyes Canada exit
  • Alberta curtailments tweaked for February
  • Western Canada rig counts eclipse 2016 doldrums
  • Alberta government mandating production curtailments of up to 325 kbd in 2019
  • New Brunswick legislators will vote on partial lifting of fracking moratorium
  • 2019 capital guidance season is among us
  • Montana Judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline (again...)
  • Imperial Oil goes forward with Cdn$2.6 billion Aspen oilsands project
  • Encana acquires Newfield Exploration for US$7.7 billion
  • Blackbird Energy and Pipestone Oil Corp to merge into pure-play Montney focused company
  • Consolidation 2.0? IPC acquires BlackPearl Energy
  • Shell and partners sanction LNG Canada
  • Husky Energy makes hostile takeover offer for MEG Energy
  • Sinopec and partners assess potential Cdn$8.5 billion refinery complex in Alberta
  • Surge Energy to acquire Mount Bastion Oil and Gas for Cdn$320 million
  • Total and partners sell the Joslyn mine lease to CNRL for Cdn$225
  • Canadian Federal Court of Appeal strikes down construction approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline
  • Pieridae Energy to acquire Ikkuma Resources in an all-stock deal valued at Cdn$95 million
  • Under the radar: certain oil sands leases quietly returned to the Crown
  • Newfoundland and Labrador government announces an agreement to develop Bay du Nord
  • Gear Energy to acquire Steppe Resources for Cdn$70.4 million
  • Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon canvas auction - what does it tell us about business confidence
  • Our latest insights, podcasts and webinars
  • Meet our team
  • Canada Dashboard

Tables and charts

This report includes 25 images and tables including:

  • This month in Canadian upstream...
  • Provincial rig count 2014-present
  • Regional rig count 2014-present
  • Company reported capital budgets
  • W. Canadian Supply vs. takeaway capacity
  • Aspen Cash Flow, Production
  • Land position October 2018
  • 4Q trailing average opex for select oil sands projects
  • 4Q trailing average SOR for select oil sands projects
  • Flowing barrel consideration for oil sands transactions
  • Mount Bastion production & well count (2003 - current)
  • Oil Sands projects
  • Ikkuma production and well count
  • CNRL Horizon NPV sensitivity analysis
  • Oil sands relinquished blocks
  • Wells spud in the Flemish Pass 2013-2017
  • Bay du Nord costs and production
  • Gear Energy and Steppe Resources land position (2018)
  • 2018 WCSB rig activity
  • Alberta top gas wells, IP30 (from 2016 to current)
  • Alberta top oil wells, IP30 (2016 to current)
  • British Columbia top gas wells, IP30 (2016 to current)
  • Saskatchewan top oil wells, IP30 (2016 to current)

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