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First oil

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Canada’s E&P sector still trying to regain traction

Petrolia Energy acquires interest in oil and gas properties in Southwest Canada

Petrolia Energy Corporation is pleased to announce that it has acquired a 25% working interest in the Luseland, Hearts Hill, and Cuthbert fields, located in Southwest Saskatchewan and Eastern Alberta, Canada.

Canadian oil has record day after Enbridge scraps new rules

Canadian crude surged by the most ever after Enbridge Inc. said it won’t implement a new procedure to stop shippers from claiming more space than they can use on a key pipeline linking Alberta’s oil sands with U.S. refineries.

Alberta looks beyond oil as crash leaves balanced budget far off

Alberta is looking beyond its oil industry as it works to end years of red ink. Still, a recovery to balanced budgets is a long ways off.

Hexion completes Canadian proppant manufacturing plant expansion

The Oilfield Technology Group (OTG) of Hexion Inc. today announced the completion of its resin-coated proppant manufacturing plant expansion in Canada.

Energy slump is still holding back Canada's investment plans

Canadian business investment is being weighed down for a fourth straight year by weakness in Alberta’s energy industry.

Cenovus CEO sees more Deep basin asset sales, but no full exit

Cenovus Energy Inc. CEO Alex Pourbaix said the oil-sands producer will consider selling more of its holdings in Alberta’s Deep basin -- but not exiting the play entirely -- to speed up efforts to repair its balance sheet.

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.

Total reports first oil at Alberta's Fort Hills project

Total announces that the Fort Hills oil sands project located in Alberta, Canada, 90 km north of Fort McMurray, has achieved first oil.

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.

Dead well glut has Alberta regulators scrutinizing oil licenses

Alberta’s government is giving its energy regulator new authority to scrutinize and reject applications for oil and gas production licenses to try to slow the growth of the province’s inventory of abandoned wells.

Bravo Target Safety hires local industry veteran to open Fort McMurray facility

Bravo Target Safety, a leading provider of industrial and oilfield emergency response and safety services, today introduced new Regional Manager Michael Coutu and announced that it will soon open a new facility in Fort McMurray.

Keystone pipeline springs leak as extension decision nears

Days before Nebraska regulators are set to rule on TransCanada Corp.’s XL extension to its Keystone pipeline, the existing conduit has sprung a major leak.

Intelligent artificial lift systems improve digital oilfield operations

Srikanth Mashetty, Rockwell Automation

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

TransCanada to pressure Alberta on Keystone capacity

TransCanada Corp. is pressing the Alberta government to buy capacity in its Keystone XL pipeline, seeking the same type of support the province had pledged for its canceled project to the Atlantic coast, people familiar with the matter said.

Cubility signs distribution agreement for solids control technologies in U.S., Canada

Cubility AS, a provider of solids control solutions that improve drilling efficiency, solids control and HSE around the drilling process, has announced two exclusive distribution partnerships with Calgary-based New Tech Solids Inc and Houston-based Stage 3 Separation.

Cenovus sells to Lundin empire to help pay off ConocoPhillips deal

Cenovus Energy Inc. is selling oil and gas assets in Southern Alberta to the Swedish-Canadian Lundin family’s commodities empire, the latest effort to pay the tab on its takeover of ConocoPhillips’ oil-sands operations.

Canadian Natural Resources buys Cenovus' Pelican Lake project for $787 million

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. agreed to buy Cenovus Energy Inc.’s Pelican Lake heavy-oil project and other assets in northern Alberta for C$975 million ($788 million), bulking up its operations in the area.

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.

CNOOC announces the start of production at Hangingstone in Alberta

CNOOC Limited has announced that the Hangingstone project in Canada has already commenced production.