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Dirty Work

It takes grit to make Lloydminster heavy oil payoff


Lloydminster heavy oil is one of the most profitable resource plays in North America, according Scotia Capital Inc.'s ranking of plays released in March.


Northern lights

Peace River Arch continues providing stellar opportunities for disciplined explorers

By Darrell Stonehouse with notes from the Daily Oil Bulletin

Northern lightsWith the Deep Basin to the south and the Montney play across the border in British Columbia—the two hottest plays in western Canada going in to 2014—it is easy to forget about the Peace River Arch area in northwestern Alberta.


Connecting the dots


SAGD operators combine technologies, strategies to wring out more value from reservoirs

Connecting the dotsThermal oilsands operators are combining a variety of technologies—including infill drilling, multilateral wells, co-injection of methane or solvent with steam, and new flow-control devices—in an effort to cut operating costs and capture more resources from bitumen deposits in northeastern Alberta.


Signs of life

Waiting game continues in northeastern B.C. shale plays, but in background work continues to bring gas to market

Signs of lifeDrilling activity in the Horn River and Liard Basin shale plays in northeastern British Columbia is almost at a standstill, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t work being done behind the scenes to prove up reserves and prepare for future liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.


Liquid Gold

Deep-cut facilities turning central Alberta liquids stream into money maker

Ram RiverKeyera Corp. has been waiting for a natural gas liquids (NGLs) rush in western Alberta for much of the last decade.


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