Declining deliverability pushes arctic gas development

10/18/2004
The push to develop natural gas from the Arctic and other sources is being driven by declining deliverability, despite high levels of drilling activity in western Canada and the US.Canadian operators drilled 19,851 wells in 2003, most targeting gas. The Petroleum Services Association of Canada has amplified its estimates several times and now expects 22,255 wells to be drilled in 2004. About 70% of the total are gas wells, but many are shallow producing wells that can be drilled quickly as companies act to cash in on high commodity prices. Devon Energy Corp. drilled the Itiginpak f-29 gas well onshore in the Mackenzie Delta earlier this year with partner Shell Canada Ltd. The well, on th...
read-story

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.

 

Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected