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$207 million in equipment sold at five-day Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction

New frac pump from Weir engineered for reliability in harsh operation

At OTC 2019, Weir Oil & Gas introduced its new SPM EXL Frac Pump - engineered from the ground up to be the most durable, longest-lasting 2500 horsepower pump on the market, the company states. With the highest rod load rating in its class at 238,000 pounds, this pump is designed to withstand today's harshest fracking conditions and ease maintenance for operators' field teams.

National Energy Board approves applications to abandon sub-sea pipelines

The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved two applications to abandon the NEB-regulated parts of Exxon Mobil's Sable Offshore Energy Project and Encana Corporation's Deep Panuke Project. These projects, both located offshore Nova Scotia, had reached a stage of naturally declining production. The Sable Offshore Energy Project stopped producing natural gas in December, 2018 and Deep Panuke ceased production in May, 2018.

PSAC cites market access challenges as it cuts 2019 forecast for second time

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), in its Midyear Update to the 2019 Canadian Oilfield Services Activity Forecast, lowered for a second time its Forecast for the number of wells drilled (rig released) in 2019 across Canada to 5,300 wells - a drop of 1,300 or twenty per cent (20%) from the original Forecast of 6,600 in November 2018.  PSAC has based its updated Forecast on an average natural gas price of C$1.65/mcf (AECO), crude oil price of US$57.00/barrel (WTI), and a U.S.-Canada exchange rate averaging $0.75.

Leucrotta announces successful test rate in upper Montney

Leucrotta Exploration Inc. is pleased to announce the following update: Leucrotta drilled and completed an Upper Montney horizontal multi-frac well at 8-22-81-14W6 ("8-22") in the Mica area of north east British Columbia. The well was considered a major step-out given it was approximately 7.5 miles from the closest producing horizontal Upper Montney well. This well confirms that a large portion of our land base that has previously been delineated as highly productive in the Lower Montney is also highly productive in the Upper Montney, effectively significantly increasing the size of the potential development of the resource.

Oil sands project costs have dropped but pipeline constraints, other factors likely to slow growth

The cost of building and operating oil sands projects has fallen dramatically in recent years and total oil production is expected to rise by another 1 million barrels per day (mbd) by 2030. But external factors—such as price uncertainty caused by pipeline constraints—are contributing to a more moderate pace of production growth than in years past, a new report by business information provider IHS Markit.

CAPP encourages Newfoundland and Labrador residents to vote for energy in provincial election

Newfoundland and Labrador has an opportunity to become one of the most competitive offshore oil and natural gas jurisdictions in the world, but only if Newfoundlanders and Labradorians vote for energy in the next provincial election, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). In its Newfoundland and Labrador Energy Platform, Oil and Natural Gas Priorities for a Prosperous Newfoundland and Labrador, CAPP made a series of action-oriented recommendations aimed at increasing industry competitiveness through improvements to regulatory, fiscal, and economic policies, and the timely expedition of projects.

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CNRL provides update on Scotford Upgrader incident

Canadian Natural Resources Limited has released a follow up report on the event which occurred at the Scotford Upgrader, in which the Company has a 70% interest, on Monday April 15, 2019 at approximately 8:45am. Shell Canada, as Operator of the Scotford Upgrader, along with Strathcona County Emergency Services responded to a fire in the upgrader expansion area ("North Upgrader") at the Scotford Upgrader, while it was being shut down for planned maintenance. The fire was promptly extinguished, all personnel were accounted for, and there were no reported injuries.

Orbital Gas Systems showcases new technologies at open house

Orbital Gas Systems, a wholly-owned Energy subsidiary of CUI Global, Inc., held a technology showcase and open house for customers and suppliers at its Houston facility Thursday, April 25. The 39,000 square foot facility supports the growth of the upstream, midstream and downstream product lines and services, including gas metering, process control, telemetry, gas sampling, environmental monitoring and BioMethane systems.

Husky Energy reports first quarter 2019 results

Husky Energy generated funds from operations of $959 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $895 million in the first quarter of 2018. Net earnings were $328 million, compared to $248 million in Q1 2018 and free cash flow was $147 million, compared to $258 million in the first quarter of 2018. Cash flow from operating activities, which includes changes in non-cash working capital, was $545 million, compared to $529 million in Q1 2018.

Cenovus delivers strong performance through Q1 of 2019

Cenovus Energy Inc. delivered strong operating and financial performance in the first quarter of 2019, generating more than $1 billion of adjusted funds flow, $731 million of free funds flow and cash from operating activities of $436 million. The company's excellent financial results were driven by strong operating performance, a significant narrowing of light-heavy oil price differentials in early 2019 and Cenovus's low-cost structure and continued commitment to capital discipline.

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CAPP encouraged by UCP commitment to oil and gas after Alberta win

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)has congratulated Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party on its victory in the 2019 Alberta election. CAPP urged Albertans to vote with energy in mind, at the polls. And its Alberta Energy Platform advocated for a government focused on making Alberta one of the most attractive places in the world for oil and natural gas investment. There are many challenges facing the industry and CAPP made action-oriented recommendations focused on market access, regulatory competitiveness, climate policy, and fiscal and economic policy. 

SECURE Energy acquires Cushing crude oil storage infrastructure

Secure Energy Services Inc. has completed two tuck-in acquisitions, providing the Corporation with a strategic midstream footprint in one of the largest crude oil storage and trading hubs in North America. The Corporation has acquired a 27% interest in a crude oil storage facility comprised of four above-ground 175,000 bbl tanks located in Cushing, Oklahoma, and a 51% interest in an 80-acre parcel of undeveloped land adjacent to the facility. The total purchase price of the acquisitions was US$10.4 million, paid in cash at closing on April 11, 2019.

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Canadian Natural Resources Limited announces establishment of Automatic Securities Purchase Plan

Canadian Natural Resources Limited announces in connection with its previously announced Normal Course Issuer Bid to purchase up to 61,424,856 of its common shares, it entered into an Automatic Securities Purchase Plan with a designated broker. The ASPP is intended to allow for the purchase of Shares under the NCIB when the Company would ordinarily not be permitted to purchase shares due to regulatory restrictions and customary self-imposed blackout periods.

Emerson recognized for comprehensive portfolio of control technologies

Based on its recent analysis of the global industrial valves and actuators market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Emerson with the 2019 Global Growth Innovation & Leadership Frost Radar Award. With more than 80,000 employees, Emerson is a global leader in supplying engineering technologies and services to customers in the industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Emerson's Automation Solutions business combines deep expertise and innovative technologies to guide its customers through digital transformation and enable game-changing improvements in safety, reliability, production, and energy management.

Chevron announces agreement to acquire Anadarko

Chevron Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Anadarko in a stock and cash transaction valued at $33 billion, or $65 per share. Based on Chevron's closing price on April 11, 2019 and under the terms of the agreement, Anadarko shareholders will receive 0.3869 shares of Chevron and $16.25 in cash for each Anadarko share. The total enterprise value of the transaction is $50 billion.

Geotab announces agreement to acquire BSM Technologies

Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, has signed an arrangement agreement whereby it plans to acquire BSM Technologies. BSM provides telematics and asset management solutions to more than 165,000 vehicles across government and private fleets in Canada and the United States. The completion of this transaction would add to the over 1.5 million fleet telematics subscribers utilizing Geotab globally. 

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