Fourth-quarter reporting season in the Calgary oilpatch is expected to begin with an attack on investors’ wallets next Thursday.

At least three financial analysts are predicting Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., the largest investor in the Syncrude Canada oilsands consortium and the first large capitalization energy company out of the gate, will “substantially” chop its dividend or possibly eliminate it altogether as deeply discounted oil prices chip away at its predicted cash flow. 673 more words