Drilling

  • Rig Activity Remains Stuck Under 30%

    The active rate in Canada fell into the high 20 per cent range in the first quarter of 2019, and it hasn’t been able to claw back to 30 per cent or above since then.

    October 18, 2019, 8:48 AM MDT

  • Alberta Up To 100 Active Rigs

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of Oct. 18, 2019, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    October 18, 2019, 11:22 AM MDT

  • Baker Hughes Rig Count: U.S. Down 5

    The U.S. rig count is down five rigs from last week to 851, with oil rigs up one to 713, gas rigs down six to 137 and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at one.

    October 18, 2019, 11:08 AM MDT

  • This Week’s Drilling Project Leads: Conoco, Japan, Serafina

    Several companies announced upcoming drilling projects this week, including Castlegate Energy Ltd., ConocoPhillips Canada Limited, Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited, Rising Star Resources Ltd. and Serafina Energy Ltd. To review this week’s drilling leads, click here to go to the list of weekly project reports.

    October 18, 2019, 10:52 AM MDT

  • Number Of Active Rigs Up By 1

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of Oct. 17, 2019, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    October 17, 2019, 11:40 AM MDT

  • Granite Tests Recompletion Program In Q3 2019

    Granite Oil Corp. is evaluating the potential of a recompletion program to add production and increase the overall oil recovery of legacy producing wells originally completed with longer frack interval spacing.

    October 17, 2019, 9:37 AM MDT

  • Saturn Completed Four Wells In Second Half 2019

    Saturn Oil + Gas Inc.’s second-half 2019 drilling program exceeded expectations with strong volumes achieved from four (4.0 net) extended-reach horizontal Viking light oil wells completed and brought online in early September.

    October 17, 2019, 9:54 AM MDT

  • Reactivation Completed On Advantagewon’s First Canadian Well

    Advantagewon Oil Corp. says it has entered the Canadian oilpatch with the completion of the first oil well of a three-well joint venture reactivation plan.

    October 17, 2019, 10:50 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Stuck At 27%

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of Oct. 16, 2019, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    October 16, 2019, 11:49 AM MDT

  • This Week’s Drilling Project Leads: Husky, Steelhead, Vesta

    Several companies announced upcoming drilling projects this week, including Husky Energy Inc., Vesta Energy Ltd. and Steelhead Petroleum Ltd. To review this week’s drilling leads, click here to go to the list of weekly project reports.

    October 11, 2019, 9:45 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Ends Week at 27%, With 150 Rigs At Work

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of Oct. 11, 2019, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    October 11, 2019, 11:23 AM MDT

  • Baker Hughes Rig Count: U.S. Up 1

    The U.S. rig count is up one rig from last week to 856, with oil rigs up two rigs to 712, gas rigs down one to 143 and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at one.

    October 11, 2019, 11:27 AM MDT

  • TransGlobe’s 4 Cardium Wells Should Be On Production In Q4

    During the quarter, TransGlobe Energy Corporation drilled and cased three Cardium development oil wells (one-mile horizontal wells) in the Harmattan area and one Cardium outpost (appraisal) well (a two-mile horizontal well) in the South Harmattan area, which completed the 2019 drilling program.

    October 10, 2019, 7:27 AM MDT

  • Norway’s Equinor Wins Exploration Permit Off Western Australia

    October 10, 2019, 7:46 AM MDT

  • Nine-Month Licence Count Down 20% Year-Over-Year

    Governments across Canada licensed 5,617 new wells in the first nine months of 2019, down 20 per cent from 7,019 permits granted in January-September 2018.

    October 9, 2019, 8:07 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Steady At 27%

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of Oct. 9, 2019, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    October 9, 2019, 11:41 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Up To 27% This Morning

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of Oct. 8, 2019, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    October 8, 2019, 11:34 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Improves On Sask. Uptick

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of Oct. 7, 2019, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    October 7, 2019, 11:45 AM MDT

  • Trump Administration Opens Up Drilling On Federal Land In California

    October 7, 2019, 7:41 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Ends Week At 23%

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of Oct. 4, 2019, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    October 4, 2019, 11:13 AM MDT

  • This Week’s Drilling Project Leads: Caltex, Highwood, Pele

    Several companies announced upcoming drilling projects this week, including Caltex Resources Ltd., Encana Corporation, Highwood Oil Company Ltd., NAL Resources Limited and Pele Energy Inc. To review this week’s drilling leads, click here to go to the list of weekly project reports.

    October 4, 2019, 10:52 AM MDT

  • Baker Hughes Rig Count: U.S. Down 5

    The U.S. rig count is down five rigs from last week to 855, with oil rigs down three to 710, gas rigs down two to 144 and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at one.

    October 4, 2019, 11:05 AM MDT

  • Active Rate One Point Down At 23%

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of Oct. 3, 2019, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    October 3, 2019, 11:34 AM MDT

  • Hemisphere Reaches 2,400 Boe/d

    During the second half of September, Hemisphere Energy Corporation put the final two wells of its 11-well summer program on production.

    October 3, 2019, 7:34 AM MDT

  • Chevron’s Shale Allies Are Its Secret Weapon In Exxon Race

    October 3, 2019, 7:27 AM MDT