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Investing in Pressure Pumper Stocks

Written by an energy investment banker Pressure Pumping Industry Introduction Pressure pumpers provide hydraulic fracturing services for oil and gas exploration & production companies. Hydraulic fracturing (or fracking or fracing) increases the flow of oil and gas via improving conductivity of the hydrocarbon (oil & gas) zone within an oil or gas

Depressed Oil & Gas Stocks

Written by an ex-bulge bracket oil & gas investment banker Recent History of Oil & Gas Stocks US shale players, so hot before 2014 and trading at tech multiples under a growth at any cost scenario, have peeled back tremendously. Shale and other unconventional forms of oil extraction had seen huge breakthroughs in

Oil Benchmarks

Crude oil exists in a number of varieties and blends. The many types of crude oil are graded based on their density and sulfur content, and these factors determine how easily the crude oil can be processed for different purposes. Regarding these two factors, crude oil is often referred to

Proposed Oil Pipelines in Canada

Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project Quick Facts/Overview Owner: Enbridge Throughput Capacity: 760,000 bbl./day[i] Start: Hardisty, Alberta End: Superior, Wisconsin Cost The project will cost $5.3B CAD in Canada and $2.9B USD in America.[ii] Existing Pipeline The Enbridge Line 3 began operating in 1968 running from Edmonton, Alberta through to Superior, Wisconsin with a capacity of

Cardium Formation

The Cardium Basin runs from northeastern British Columbia to Western Alberta and is a major source of petroleum and natural gas. It is a sandstone and shale basin within the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) and its name originates from the abundant amount of fossilized cockle (Cardiidae) shells it contains. The

Major SAGD Projects in Canada

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Natural Gas Benchmarks

Natural Gas Distribution Hubs A natural gas distribution hub is where natural gas is purchased, received, and distributed. Hubs provide pricing points and locations for spot market transactions and gas trading. They also publish pricing points for gas price transparency. Most distribution hubs are located near storage facilities. The British thermal unit

Oil Terminals and Storage Primer

Introduction to Oil Tanker Terminals and Storage Oil terminals or oil batteries are part of the midstream oil and gas space. Storage terminals can hold crude oil, gas, natural gas liquids, petroleum products/refined products and even vegetable oil. They can be held by refineries to be produced later, for speculators looking

Major Oil And Gas Basins: Viking Formation

Written by a bulge bracket oil & gas investment banker Overview of the Viking Formation The Viking formation is a popular Lower Cretaceous play located in the eastern portion of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and it spans across eastern and central Alberta and western Saskatchewan. According to the National Energy Board

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