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Baytex Energy and Raging River to Create 100 MBOEPD Company

Combined company targets 100 MBOEPD in 2019 with $750 million CapEx budget After a quiet first quarter, Canadian M&A activity has been busy in Q2 2018, with two major producers merging today. Baytex Energy (ticker: BTE) and Raging River Exploration (ticker: RRX) announced a strategic combination, creating a company with a combined enterprise value of about $5 billion. The combined[Read More…]

When Will Canadian Oil Production Be Competitive?

When Will Canadian Oil Production Be Competitive?

“The competition for capital investment in the global marketplace is fierce and Canada is losing,” Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) CEO Tim McMillan said in a statement this week. McMillan said that a lack of regulatory clarity, and the inability to see federally-approved pipelines get built, sends the signal that Canada is closed for business. CAPP released its 2018[Read More…]

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LNG Project Closes In With Key Executive Additions

An Oil & Gas 360® Exclusive In the first half of 2018, Canada’s Steelhead LNG has been busy. The Vancouver-based LNG project added two key North American natural gas and pipeline industry leaders to its executive team as the company prepares to steer its proposed Kwispaa LNG export project into the fast lane. Steelhead’s floating liquefaction model Steelhead’s concept would[Read More…]

Two Oilfield Service Companies Combine

Two Oilfield Service Companies Combine

AKITA Drilling Ltd. (ticker: AKT) and Xtreme Drilling Corp. (ticker: XDC)  are combining under the AKITA name and will be operating 44 high-spec drilling rigs across multiple basins in the U.S. and Canada. The transaction value is approximately CAD$209 million, which includes CAD$10 million of Xtreme’s net debt. Per agreement terms, Xtreme shareholders will receive 0.29 of an AKITA class[Read More…]

June 5, 2018 - 5:46 pm 360 Articles, Canada, Closing Bell Story, Popular 1
PETRONAS Back In: Buys 25% of LNG Canada

PETRONAS Back In: Buys 25% of LNG Canada

Malaysian energy company PETRONAS is apparently back as an active LNG player in Canada, with the announcement today that it is buying a 25% equity stake in LNG Canada. LNG Canada is a proposed natural gas export project that is planned for Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. The move was unexpected after PETRONAS withdrew from the $36 billion Pacific NorthWest LNG[Read More…]

May 31, 2018 - 4:32 pm 360 Articles, Canada, Closing Bell Story, LNG
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Canada’s Proposed Bill C-69 Would Require Energy Project Environmental Assessments to Take Climate Change into Account

Bill gives cabinet and environment minister final power to approve or reject a project regardless of the findings of an environment assessment In February 2018, Catherine McKenna, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, introduced Bill C-69. The bill may replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act of 2012 (CEAA 2012) with the Impact Assessment Act. McKenna claimed the new[Read More…]

Warburg Pincus Invests $138 Million in Canadian E&P

Warburg Pincus Invests $138 Million in Canadian E&P

Calgary-based E&P Artis Exploration Ltd. closed a CDN$180 million (USD$138 million) growth equity investment from Warburg Pincus. Founded in 2015, Artis is focused on the Duvernay East Shale Basin of Western Canada, where the company holds a contiguous acreage position of over 260,000 net acres. Artis is led by Darryl Metcalfe, who was previously president and CEO at Artek Exploration.[Read More…]

Vermilion Energy Closes $1.4 Billion Acquisition

Vermilion Energy Closes $1.4 Billion Acquisition

Vermilion Energy Inc. (ticker: VET) closed the acquisition of Spartan Energy Corp. for a total consideration of $1.40 billion, comprised of $1.23 billion in Vermilion shares plus the assumption of approximately $175 million in debt. Vermilion acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Spartan on the basis of 0.1476 of a Vermilion share for each Spartan common[Read More…]

The Government of Canada Agrees to Buy Trans Mountain Pipeline and Expansion Project from Kinder Morgan

The Government of Canada Agrees to Buy Trans Mountain Pipeline and Expansion Project from Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan (ticker: KMI) subsidiary Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (TSX: KML) has agreed to the purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the expansion project (TMEP) by the Government of Canada for C$4.5 billion, the company said in a press release this morning. Kinder Morgan said it will work with the Government of Canada to seek a third-party buyer[Read More…]

Enbridge Sells U.S. Midstream for $1.1 Billion

Enbridge Sells U.S. Midstream for $1.1 Billion

Enbridge Inc. (ticker: ENB) said its indirect subsidiary, Enbridge (U.S.) Inc., has entered into an agreement to sell Midcoast Operating, L.P. and its subsidiaries to AL Midcoast Holdings, LLC (an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC) for a cash purchase price of US$1.120 billion. “The sale of Midcoast is an important step in our shift towards a pure regulated pipeline[Read More…]

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Encana Sees 30% Growth within Cash Flow

Encana Corporation (ticker: ECA) opened 2018 with Q1 net earnings of $151 million. This compares to Q1 2017’s net earnings of $431 million. Cash generated from operating activities reached $381 million, which compares to $106 million in Q1 2017. Encana’s first quarter production totaled 324,400 BOEPD, of which the company’s core assets contributed 307,500 BOEPD. Total liquids production grew by[Read More…]

Quantifying the Effects of Canada’s Takeaway Trouble

Quantifying the Effects of Canada’s Takeaway Trouble

Canada’s PSAC Cuts Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast for 2018 Without adequate pipeline capacity or forthcoming export projects for Canada’s crude oil and natural gas, there is a tough energy economy in Canada that is going to be taking an economic toll on oil and gas development activity. Canada is besieged by pipeline turmoil between provinces on top of the withdrawal of[Read More…]

ConocoPhillips Produces 1,224 MBOEPD, Nets $0.9 Billion

ConocoPhillips Produces 1,224 MBOEPD, Nets $0.9 Billion

ConocoPhillips Company (ticker: COP) reported first quarter 2018 earnings of $0.9 billion, or $0.75 per share. This compares to first quarter 2017 earnings of $0.6 billion, or $0.47 per share. First quarter production, excluding Libya, was 1,224 MBOEPD. Production from Libya was 45 MBOEPD. Conoco said that it grew year-over-year production in the Eagle Ford, Bakken and Delaware by 20%.[Read More…]

Cenovus Expects Full Year Oil Sands Volume to be 364,000-382,000 Barrels Per Day in 2018

Cenovus Expects Full Year Oil Sands Volume to be 364,000-382,000 Barrels Per Day in 2018

Cenovus Energy Inc. (ticker: CVE) posted a net earnings loss from continuing operations of $914 million, or $(0.74) per diluted share for Q1 2018, compared to Q1 2017 recorded a net profit of $211 million, or $0.25 per share. “The challenges we experienced in the first quarter had a significant impact on our financial results, but the underlying performance of[Read More…]

Razor Energy Reports Q4

Razor Energy Reports Q4

Razor Energy Corp. (ticker: RZE) recorded a positive Q4 2017 net income of $2.3 million, or $0.14 per share. For 2017, the company had a net loss of $3.7 million, or $(0.27) per share. The company produced 4,534 BOEPD in Q4, and had a full-year average production of 3,813 BOEPD. In 2017, the company completed three asset acquisitions in the[Read More…]

Canada’s Energy Sector Faces Rough Waters

Canada’s Energy Sector Faces Rough Waters

Stiff U.S. competition, an inter-province pipeline row prolongs limited export opportunity, and U.S. is its only big export customer   With U.S. shale on a tear, imports are dropping Total U.S. crude production reached 10 MMBOPD in November 2017 and the Canadian Industrial Outlook report from The Conference Board of Canada estimates that U.S. production will pass 11 MMBOPD in[Read More…]

ConocoPhillips Doubles Down in British Columbia’s Montney with 35,000-Acre Acquisition

ConocoPhillips Doubles Down in British Columbia’s Montney with 35,000-Acre Acquisition

Oil and gas investment in politically risky British Columbia Just a few days before Kinder Morgan Canada said it would halt investment and construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion due to political risk in British Columbia, ConocoPhillips (ticker: COP) announced an acreage buy in British Columbia’s Montney play. ConocoPhillips Company acquired about 35,000 net acres in the Montney play[Read More…]

Kinder Morgan Suspends Trans Mountain Pipeline Construction

Kinder Morgan Suspends Trans Mountain Pipeline Construction

British Columbia has said it will block the line Canadian oil producers were dealt a major blow today, only a few weeks after the country saw the lowest differentials in years. Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (ticker: KML) announced it is suspending all non-essential activities and spending on its Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline. The Trans Mountain Expansion is one of the[Read More…]

Crescent Point Energy Grows USA Operations

Crescent Point Energy Grows USA Operations

Crescent Point Energy Corp. (ticker: CPG) said its Q1 2018 production and cash flow from its U.S. assets have grown year-over-year by approximately 60% and 175%, respectively. Additionally, the company said its land position in the east shale Duvernay light oil resource play now totals over 355,000 net acres ($315/acre), or 555 net sections. “Our U.S. assets continue to grow[Read More…]

April 4, 2018 - 5:17 pm 360 Articles, Canada, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Fracing
Bellatrix Starts Phase 2 at Adler Flats

Bellatrix Starts Phase 2 at Adler Flats

More than doubling throughput capacity, Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.’s (ticker: BXE) O’Chiese Nees-Ohpawganu’ck deep-cut gas plant at Alder Flats can now process 230 MMcf/d. The Adler Flats Plant was fully commissioned in mid-March and began selling volumes on March 19, 2018. Bellatrix said that the plant was brought on-stream ahead of schedule and was delivered ~5% under budget. Previously, the plant[Read More…]

April 3, 2018 - 5:51 pm 360 Articles, Canada, Closing Bell Story, Downstream, E&P, Fracing
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Encana, Keyera Deal Will Add 33,000 Barrels of Montney Condensate Processing Capacity at Pipestone

Deal struck between Encana and Keyera Partnership adds 33,000 barrels of raw condensate processing capacity and 170 MMcf/day of net inlet gas processing; Keyera will own the facilities at Pipestone Encana Corporation (ticker: ECA) and Keyera Partnership have reached an agreement where Keyera will acquire and fund the remaining development of Encana’s Pipestone liquids hub and Encana’s planned Pipestone processing[Read More…]

Strategic Oil & Gas Ltd. Reports 2017 Results

Strategic Oil & Gas Ltd. Reports 2017 Results

Northern Alberta operator Strategic Oil & Gas Ltd. (ticker: SOG) has posted Q4 and full year 2017 results. The company had a net loss of $41.3 million, or $(0.89) per share in Q4 2017. For 2017, Strategic had a net loss of $89.5 million, or $(1.94) per share. Strategic said the loss was driven by an impairment charge of $58.8[Read More…]

April 2, 2018 - 4:25 pm 360 Articles, Canada, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Earnings, Finance, Fracing
Blackbird Energy Reports Q2 2018

Blackbird Energy Reports Q2 2018

Blackbird Energy Inc. (ticker: BBI) reported for the three months ended January 31, 2018, a net loss of CDN$1.71 million, or a net loss per share of $(0.00). For the six months ended January 31, 2018, the company reported a net loss of $3.4 million, or $(0.00) per share. Note: (1) See the company’s Q2 2018 financial statements and related[Read More…]

March 27, 2018 - 5:13 pm 360 Articles, Canada, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Earnings, Fracing
Surge Energy Exits 2017 with 15,850 BOEPD

Surge Energy Exits 2017 with 15,850 BOEPD

Surge Energy Inc. (ticker: SGY) produced on average 15,675 BOEPD in Q4 2017 and exited 2017 with 15,850 BOEPD. For 2018, the company’s production guidance stands at 16,150 BOEPD. The company reported adjusted funds flow of $32.17 million, or $0.14 per share for Q4 2017. For 2017, the company reported adjusted funds flow of $103.81 million, or $0.45 per share.[Read More…]

March 22, 2018 - 4:47 pm 360 Articles, Canada, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Earnings, Fracing
Canada Needs Higher Takeaway Capacity and Lower Oil Price Differential

Canada Needs Higher Takeaway Capacity and Lower Oil Price Differential

Canada is hurting for takeaway capacity—the industry needs pipelines to take its oil and gas production to market, or more locomotive hauling capacity—or both. Cenovus Energy Inc. (ticker: CVE) said it has reduced production rates due to pipeline constraints and a lower price for Canada’s oil. Cenovus is storing excess barrels in its reservoirs due to wider than normal light-heavy[Read More…]

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Cardinal Energy, Now with Apache’s Conventional Light Oil Assets, Produces 21 MBOEPD in Q4 2017

It was in July 2017 that Apache Corp. (ticker: APA) announced it was selling its conventional light oil production to Cardinal Energy Ltd. (ticker: CJ). At that time, Cardinal estimated that the properties would add about 5,000 BOEPD of production, with oil and NGLs making up all production. In Q4 2017, Cardinal’s average daily production was 20,948 BOEPD, and for[Read More…]

Seven Generations Energy Chalks Up $562 Million Net Income

Seven Generations Energy Chalks Up $562 Million Net Income

2017 average Q4 production was 197,000 BOEPD Montney producer Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (ticker: VII) reported a net income of $83.6 million, or $0.23 per share for the fourth quarter of 2017. For the full year, the company posted a net income of $562.5 million, or $1.54 per share. Fourth quarter liquids production was 115,100 Bbls/d, which included 63,700 Bbls/d[Read More…]

Bellatrix Exploration Working on Spirit River, Cardium; $65-$60 Million CapEx in 2018

Bellatrix Exploration Working on Spirit River, Cardium; $65-$60 Million CapEx in 2018

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (ticker: BXE) had a net loss of CDN$13.1 million, or $(0.26) per share. For 2017, the company reported a net loss of $91.4 million, or $(1.85) per share. Bellatrix produced approximately 37.1 MBOEPD in Q4 2017. The company drilled and/or participated in 2 gross (1.9 net) Spirit River wells during the fourth quarter of 2017. Completion and[Read More…]

March 14, 2018 - 4:05 pm 360 Articles, Canada, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Earnings
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Blackbird Energy Updates Wells, Ups Credit Facility to $20 Million

Blackbird Energy Inc. (ticker: BBI) has released test results from its 3-27-71-7W6 Upper Montney delineation well. The well flowed at an average estimated sales rate of 1,188 BOEPD (53% liquids, liquids/gas ratio of 190 Bbls/MMcf) over the final 48-hours of a 12-day production test. The 3-27-71-7W6 Upper Montney delineation well was drilled to a total depth of 4,604-meters with a[Read More…]

March 13, 2018 - 4:22 pm 360 Articles, Canada, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Finance, Fracing
Devon Energy Accelerates Production to 195 MBOEPD

Devon Energy Accelerates Production to 195 MBOEPD

Devon’s early ’18 production from Delaware, STACK up 20% over 2017 average Devon Energy Corp. (ticker: DVN) accelerated production growth in early 2018. The company’s Delaware Basin and STACK assets are producing approximately 195,000 BOEPD. The combined daily production rates from these two assets represent a 10% increase over the fourth quarter of 2017, and a ~20% increase compared to[Read More…]

February 21, 2018 - 4:53 pm 360 Articles, Canada, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Earnings, Finance, Midstream