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PRCL congratulates OSUM Oil Sands Corp on doubling production from their Orion SAGD project ahead of schedule

PRCL congratulates OSUM Oil Sands Corp on doubling production from their Orion SAGD project ahead of schedule

PRCL congratulates OSUM Oil Sands Corp on doubling production from their Orion SAGD project ahead of schedule (originally Sept 2019), thanks to great geoscience and engineering work on two recently completed expansion projects. Q2 production exceeded 19,000 barrels/day compared to 8500 barrels/day a year earlier.

PRCL provided foundational geoscience support to OSUM as it built toward the mature junior producer it is today.

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Brad Hayes shares ideas on exploring and developing the Lower Montney play in western Canada

Brad Hayes wrote for the DOB – Industry Professionals Can Lead The Way In Engaging The Public

Oil and gas industry professionals with advanced scientific and /or engineering training work day to day with business, social and regulatory constraints. We understand, better than almost anybody else, how the material world works — and what it takes to actually secure resources and build infrastructure.

I believe that with our unparalleled grounding in technical and practical issues, oil and gas industry professionals should speak out more strongly with voices of reason, critical analysis, and practicality on societal issues such as energy and climate.
Read the article at the Daily Oil Bulletin.

Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd. (PRCL) has been awarded a contract to estimate rock facies using an extensive regional seismic database on the Canadian East Coast

Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd. (PRCL) has been awarded a contract to estimate rock facies using an extensive regional seismic database on the Canadian East Coast

Seismic Facies Analysis Project
Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd. (PRCL) has been awarded a contract to estimate rock facies using an extensive regional seismic database on the Canadian East Coast. This work will contribute to a better understanding of the types of hydrocarbons present, the size of potential oil and gas pools as well as their relative distributions. Contact Kathleen Dorey @ www.petrelrob.com for more information.

David Johnson, advisor at Petrel Robertson, has been elected to serve as councillor with the governing body of APEGA

David Johnson, advisor at Petrel Robertson, has been elected to serve as councillor with the governing body of APEGA

David Johnson, professional geoscientist, earned his bachelor of science degree in geology from the University of Calgary in 1980 and his PhD in geological oceanography from Dalhousie University in 1995. He has worn many hats during his more than 35 years in the profession: he’s been an explorer, a research scientist, and a consultant. He has practised in the petroleum industry in Alberta, the Canadian frontiers and petroleum provinces around the world.

Johnson is currently a senior adviser at Petrel Robertson Consulting, where he combines technical and operational leadership and draws on his core strengths, such as project management and risk assessment. He has a strong focus on helium and natural gas in Alberta.

Notable career accomplishments include launching a public, international start-up and leading teams to significant discoveries in Canada and China. Johnson also lends his time to the Canadian Global Exploration forum, having volunteered as a chair and currently serving as director.

PRCL managed research project Earthquake Risk in Northeastern BC’s Montney Play published by Geoscience BC

PRCL managed research project Earthquake Risk in Northeastern BC’s Montney Play published by Geoscience BC

PRCL managed this new research project published by Geoscience BC providing new information on potential effects of seismic events associated with hydraulic fracturing and subsurface water disposal in northeastern BC.

A team of researchers from Monahan Petroleum Consulting, Quaternary Geosciences Inc., Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd., Frontier Geosciences Inc. and the University of Victoria compiled technical information from surface geology maps and boreholes. They produced a preliminary map of the soils, sands and gravels in the Peace region, and indicated which units are more likely to amplify seismic ground motions. The report grades areas in the Montney development area according to the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program standard developed by United States federal agencies.

“Hydraulic fracturing rarely causes earthquakes that are felt at surface, according to data from regulators. Nonetheless, understanding where amplified seismic ground motions are more likely to occur is important for public safety and protection of infrastructure,” said project lead Patrick Monahan of Monahan Petroleum Consulting. “Seismicity has increased in northeastern BC in recent years due to hydraulic fracturing and fluid injection associated with natural gas production. This project identifies areas where amplified ground motions could occur.”

Geoscience BC Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer Carlos Salas added: “This report shows how geology can dictate why smaller earthquakes are sometimes felt at the surface because seismic waves can be amplified as they travel through the ground”.

“This new research can help industry, regulators, communities and First Nations better understand areas with the potential of increased ground motion associated with natural gas extraction in the Peace River Regional District, thereby improving industry processes and protocols to manage felt events.”

The report’s recommendations include collecting more high-quality geotechnical and other borehole data to refine geotechnical mapping and acquiring additional shear-wave velocity data to improve models of the subsurface.

For more information on the project and to download it, See the Geoscience BC news release here.

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