Raging wildfires in Alberta, Canada, continue to hamper production, with Baytex Energy Corp. and other companies reporting disruptions.

Baytex said on May 15 that ongoing wildfires have affected operations in the Peace River and Peavine regions of northwest Alberta.

Baytex said it had safely evacuated affected personnel and as a precaution shut-in production and operated infrastructure. Since May 13, the company has shut-in approximately 20,000 boe/d of production. In west-central Alberta, approximately 4,000 boe/d remains shut-in since May 5 due to shut-in of third-party infrastructure.

In other updates, E&P Pipestone Energy Corp. said on May 15 that production has again been shut down since May 12 due to wildfires in close proximity to third-party processing facilities.

Production had previously resumed from May 8 to May 12 before shutting down again, affecting approximately another 20,000 boe/d of production in the Grande Prairie area in this most recent shut-down. Production is ready to resume as soon as the third-party infrastructure is restarted.

On May 11, midstream service provider Pembina Pipeline Corp. announced operations at all of its facilities had resumed with no material damage to assets. The company has not posted any additional updates since then.