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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

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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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

Major Oil and Gas Basins: Montney

Written by a bulge bracket oil & gas investment banker An Introduction to the Montney Overview of the Montney Formation The Montney Formation is widely regarded as one of the largest and most attractive premier plays in the world. The play is divided between British Columbia and Alberta and spans across northeast British

Chinese Energy Companies in Canada

PetroChina Canada PetroChina Canada opened its doors in 2010 as Dover Operating Corporation, a joint venture between PetroChina and Athabasca Oil Corporation. Dover was focused on two oilsands operations in the region of Fort McMurray, Alberta. After amalgamating with Phoenix Energy Holdings, the company now holds a portfolio of six assets in

Oil and Gas Reserves and Resources

Kazakhstan, home of the Tengiz Field

Oil reserves represent current and future value that can be quantified and compared among companies. However, while the absolute quantity of oil or oil equivalent tells a story, the more important figure is the Net Present Value (NPV) of the oil (which must be sensitized to different assumed long-term oil prices)