Canadian Discovery Ltd. (CDL)’s story begins in Calgary in 1987, when geologist Ed Fogg launched E&P activity reporting to provide value-added, cost-effective solutions to industry. In 1989, only a few blocks down the street, hydrodynamicist Kaush Rakhit started Rakhit Petroleum Consulting (RPCL), a geological consultancy. For the next 15 years, the two companies grew in parallel, until 2005, when the two entities joined forces. Since that time, CDL has continued to expand its capabilities, offerings and international presence to become the integrated, global energy information services company it is today.
Timeline of Milestones
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- CDL delivers Western Canada EURs, along with supporting type curves for horizontal wells, through the newly launched Catalyst resource play evaluation platform.
CDL enters the analytics space, presenting seminal papers at numerous industry conferences.
- geoLOGIC systems ltd. acquires CDL’s Well Completions & Frac Database, along with the Drilling Database and Direct Data Access add-on module.
- New Technical Studies website expands access to CDL’s large library of studies and is fully integrated with all other CDL content.
- Digest subscription products are revitalized with updated content, more frequent delivery and an expanded online presence.
- Commercial launch of QI-Pro™, an interactive, multi-attribute classification software.
- CDL acquires Sound QI Inc., a geophysical consulting company specializing in Quantitative Seismic Interpretation and reservoir characterization.
- Recognition of Bakken oil play: CDL’s Bakken Project is the first in a series of integrated resource play studies.
- CDL recognizes the Montney tight gas play, the largest unconventional gas play in Canada and the third largest in North America.
- CDL partners with Graham Davies Geological Consultants for detailed sedimentology and core analysis expertise.
- RPCL acquires and merges with CDL.
- As part of its Deep Basin Regional Hydrodynamics study, RPCL develops a Deep Basin model to explain the existence of overpressured, transitional and underpressured systems.
- CDL releases the Strategy 2000 report, setting the groundwork for the EDGE play scoping software (the precursor to Catalyst).
- RPCL launches Hydrostation™, a GIS-based pressure analysis software.
- RPCL expands into the United States with its Williston Basin hydrogeology studies. In time, RPCL’s reach will extend to all five continents.
- RPCL shallow gas studies identify major Alberta shallow gas resources. Within three years, client production exceeds 140 mmcf/d, with 2.7 tcf of booked reserves.
- RPCL develops the Hydrogeologic Atlas of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, the first in a series of industry reference tools.
- RPCL launches GeoFluids™, a fluid chemistry database of 750,000 oil, gas and water analyses.
- RPCL, a pioneer in the application of hydrodynamics for exploration, development and basin analysis, is founded.