The time has come for the Petro Ninja – Enlighten Geoscience Well of the Week to resume a focus on the easternmost province in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. A flurry of drilling commenced across the west soon after Imperial Oil drilled Leduc No. 1 in 1947 and pulled the western Canadian oil and gas industry up from the depths of despair brought on by an infamous string of 133 dry holes. Manitoba had to endure another 17 dry holes before 100/07-12-010-28W1/00 discover
In addition to highlighting cool geology, the Petro Ninja – Enlighten Geoscience Well of the Week also likes to discuss important contributions of the Canadian oil and gas industry to our nation and the world. In this case, by asking the question: Can Pre-Confederation innovations be instructive in our quest for an efficient energy transition? Investigating this premise leads to the subject of this week’s WotW. The first oil well in western Canada wasn’t the first in Canada.
It is always appreciated when readers of the Petro Ninja – Enlighten Geoscience Well of the Week take the time to follow-up on our articles with additional insights. This week we will start recognizing some of these contributions. We kicked off our series on the throughline of resource plays in the history of the western Canadian hydrocarbon industry with a post on the first gas well in western Canada. Robert Hawkes of Pressure Diagnostics Ltd sent a scan of a pix Card for
What was scarier this week? Ghosts and goblins at your front door on Monday or the drive home on Tuesday? If that wasn’t enough and you want to see something really scary this Halloween, look at how much gas the Petro Ninja – Enlighten Geoscience Well of the Week (200/c-024-D/094-O-09/00) has produced. Way up north in the Horn River play, c-24-D has produced over 18 bcf and several of its pad partners are not far behind. It has been close to a decade since the Horn River ha