Actionable Insights

CDL’s Strategy: Western Canada Report provides independent, objective and actionable intelligence on operator and technology performance for key plays in western Canada. Canadian Discovery Ltd. (CDL) has been an industry leader in the analysis of oil and gas activity and play trends since 1987. Our deep industry knowledge, evolved data and continual R&D combine to deliver decision-ready analytics for an increasingly complex and value-driven industry.

Reports Tailored to Meet Your Specific Needs

Wherever you fit in the E&P spectrum, our business intelligence helps you make better decisions.

Investment Professionals and Private Equity—Identify which plays and operators are most likely to succeed. Spot financial upside in situations where best practices are not yet being deployed.

C-Suite Executives—Understand your assets performance relative to peers with our benchmarking. Gain critical insights to help refine your corporate strategy—tailored to your specific, time-limited needs.

Engineers and Geoscientists—Get an unbiased, third-party perspective. Convert our insights into action by further working the underlying data to optimize operations and well performance.

Service Industry—Position your offerings correctly. Know your market share and key competitors—a must-have for logistics planning and solutions marketing.

The Answers Are in the Data

CDL’s best-in-class resource play datasets combine quality inputs with reliable metrics and embedded expertise to address important questions such as:

EURs & Type Curves—Which plays, operators or wells will produce the most over the long term? How much variability exists between the P10 and P90? How much gas versus oil?

Geological Plays—How does geology impact production? How is it even possible to compare results between wells when rock is so important and yet so variable?

Drilling & Completion Costs—How do costs vary between plays, areas and operators? How do you produce the most barrels for the fewest dollars?

Completions & Fracturing—How do completions technology, number of stages, proppant, fluids and/or other completions variables impact performance? Which combination of parameters are most likely to yield the best results for any given play? Which variables have the highest impact on performance?

Drilling—How does wellbore direction impact results? What is the optimal completed length, and how does this vary within or between plays? What is the variability on cost and drilling time?

Economics—Comparative assessment across plays in the basin. What is the expected NPV and IRR for a typical well?

Rigorous Statistics—Advanced Visualization

Our analysts employ detailed statistical methods to establish and evaluate the relationships between inputs and outputs. We then highlight what’s important using cutting-edge visualization methods and expert commentary.

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Activity Overview

  • CDL selection of top 20 key plays for the year
  • Justification and description of play types and key play selection

Standard analytics report components – one report for each key play selected:

  • Play overview and metrics
  • Operator comparisons
  • Economic analysis
  • Play progression
  • Drilling and completion trends
  • Geological context
  • Expert commentary

Year End Summary

  • Ranking of selected key plays
  • Justification and methodology for ranking
  • Economic roll-ups
  • Opportunity flags

Deliverables for 2017 Reports

Subscribers will receive reports throughout the year beginning with the Activity Overview and ending with the Year End Summary. As the in-depth analytics reports are completed for each selected key play, these reports will be delivered to subscribers approximately every 2 to 3 weeks.

Analytics by Design

We maintain comprehensive in-house datasets and expertise for all Western Canada Resource Plays—developing and mature. Customized, quick turnaround reports for all plays are available on a consulting basis.

Subscription Details

View the brochure for subscription details or contact us to subscribe to Strategy: Western Canada.

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