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Shell wooed by British Columbia with tax cuts for LNG project

British Columbia Premier John Horgan lightened the tax burden on proposed liquefied natural gas projects as his government seeks to convince Royal Dutch Shell Plc to move ahead with a C$40 billion ($31 billion) development in the western Canadian province.

Kinder pipeline battle spirals as Alberta halts power-deal talks

Alberta is striking back at British Columbia after the neighboring Canadian province proposed restricting shipments of oil-sands crude in a bid to halt Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain project.

Canadian Shales: More wells in ‘18, but full recovery remains elusive

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

The winter drilling season in the diverse shale plays scattered throughout the western Canada sedimentary basin (WCSB), is shaping up to be the busiest in three years.

Survey ranks Newfoundland and Labrador as world's 4th most-attractive area for investment

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador now ranks as the most attractive Canadian jurisdiction for oil and gas investment, and it is the fourth-most attractive jurisdiction worldwide this year, according to the annual global survey of petroleum-sector executives released on Nov. 28 by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan, Canadian public policy think-tank.

Intelligent artificial lift systems improve digital oilfield operations

Srikanth Mashetty, Rockwell Automation

As oil prices remain ‘lower for longer,’ intelligent systems help optimize production.

Calima Energy advances its liquids-rich Montney play

Calima Energy Limited continues to advance the liquids rich Montney play and has licensed a high-quality 3D seismic database covering a significant portion of Calima’s landholding.

Canada continues its fight for recovery during arduous times

Robert Curran, Contributing Editor

Amid increasing political uncertainty and a stagnant unemployment rate, Canadian operators are still fighting to regain E&P stability and drive pipeline projects forward.

Shell still thinks Canada LNG project could be a go, says CEO

Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it hasn’t written off its Canadian liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, British Columbia, yet as a global supply glut killed off a competing project earlier this week.

Pipelines secured as wildfires rage in western Canada

Major pipeline companies in western Canada have created fire breaks, installed sprinklers and taken other measures to protect operations as raging wildfires spread to more than 38,000 hectares (93,000 acres) in British Columbia.

Apache Corp. announces exit from Canada

Apache Corporation has announced that it will complete an exit from Canada upon the closing of three recent transactions.

Kinder Morgan Canada falls in trading debut as foes align

Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. fell 4.5% in its trading debut, a day after two political parties in British Columbia that oppose the company’s pipeline expansion joined forces in a bid to topple the province’s more energy-friendly Liberal government.

Cenovus acquires assets from ConocoPhillips in western Canada

Cenovus Energy Inc. has closed its previously announced purchase of assets in western Canada from ConocoPhillips after receiving all necessary regulatory approvals for the transaction.

Trudeau seeks ban on Northern Pacific oil tankers

Days after a tight election made the Green Party a power-broker in Canada’s westernmost province, Justin Trudeau’s government is introducing a bill to ban crude oil tankers from using ports along the northern coast of British Columbia.

Tight British Columbia election puts energy projects at risk

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark’s push to expand oil pipelines and develop a liquefied natural gas industry on Canada’s Pacific Coast is at risk as she faces a tight election battle Tuesday with a rival who vows to turn back the clock on energy projects.

PSAC raises Canadian drilling forecast by more than 2,500 wells for 2017

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), in its second update to the 2017 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast, announced its revision of the forecasted number of wells drilled (rig released) across Canada for 2017 to 6,680 wells.

Shell divests shale acreage in Western Canada for $1 billion

Royal Dutch Shell, through its affiliate Shell Canada Energy, has agreed to sell approximately 206,000 net acres of non-core oil and gas properties in Western Canada to Tourmaline Oil Corp. for a total consideration of approximately $1,037 million.

Packers Plus increases stimulation efficiency and reservoir coverage in the Montney formation

Packers Plus Energy Services developed a unique completion design that helped to significantly increase stage counts and pump rates to stimulate more pay zone over previous wells for an operator in British Columbia's Montney formation.

Steelhead, Seven Generations in LNG development agreement

A new development agreement between Steelhead LNG and Seven Generations Energy sets the stage for engaging Aboriginal groups and communities as the two companies explore the development of new midstream infrastructure to support Steelhead LNG's proposed natural gas liquefaction and export projects on Vancouver Island.

Bonavista Energy in strategic asset exchange

Bonavista Energy has entered into an agreement to acquire certain liquids rich, natural gas weighted properties within its Deep Basin and West Central Alberta core regions in exchange for properties within its non-core region in northeastern British Columbia.

British Columbia to invest $5 million in funding Geoscience BC

To further support its work in encouraging mineral, coal, and oil and gas exploration investment in British Columbia (B.C.) through the collection and distribution of publicly available geoscience data, Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett announced today that the Province will provide $5 million in funding to Geoscience BC.