Drilling

  • Baker Hughes Rig Count: U.S. Up 13

    The U.S. rig count is up 13 from last week to 430 with oil rigs up 13 to 337 gas rigs down one to 91, and miscellaneous rigs up one rig to two, according to Baker Hughes. 

    April 1, 2021, 11:25 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Ends March On 16% Clip

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of March 31, 2021, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    March 31, 2021, 11:31 AM MDT

  • Hemisphere Production Increases

    During the first quarter of 2021, Hemisphere Energy Corporation has seen an overall increase in production from its fourth quarter injector conversions.

    March 31, 2021, 7:26 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Steady At 16%

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of March 30, 2021, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    March 30, 2021, 11:30 AM MDT

  • Hillcrest Brings New West Hazel Well Online

    A short-lateral oil well was successfully drilled from an existing well site in Hillcrest Petroleum Ltd.’s West Hazel oil field and is now on production.

    March 30, 2021, 8:46 AM MDT

  • B.C.’s Rig Release Count Ahead Of Last Year’s Pace

    Over the first two months of 2021, British Columbia remains the only province reporting a year-over-year increase in rig releases.

    March 29, 2021, 7:54 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Down Another Point

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of March 29, 2021, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    March 29, 2021, 11:32 AM MDT

  • Obsidian Plans $127-Million In Spending

    Obsidian Energy Ltd. has outlined a capital plan of $127 million for 2021 plus an additional $8 million in decommissioning expenditures is planned for development and environmental programs.

    March 29, 2021, 9:16 AM MDT

  • Rig Activity Steadily Declined Through March On Seasonal Slowdown

    The active rate in Western Canada steadily declined through March on the seasonal slowdown.

    March 26, 2021, 8:40 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Ends The Week Steady At 17%

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of March 26, 2021, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    March 26, 2021, 11:20 AM MDT

  • Baker Hughes Rig Count: U.S. Up 6

    The U.S. rig count is up six from last week to 417 with oil rigs up six to 324 gas rigs unchanged at 92, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at one rig, according to Baker Hughes. 

    March 26, 2021, 11:21 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Steady At 17%

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of March 25, 2021, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    March 25, 2021, 11:39 AM MDT

  • Headwater Expects Strong Payoff From Its Focus On The Clearwater

    Since its inception less than two years ago, Headwater Exploration Inc. hasn’t wasted any time in becoming one of the dominant players in the Clearwater heavy oil play and, more specifically, the Marten Hills region.

    March 24, 2021, 12 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Down 1 Point; Tourmaline, 7Gen, CNRL Top 3 Operators

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of March 24, 2021, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    March 24, 2021, 11:32 AM MDT

  • Fourteen U.S. States Sue Biden Administration Over Oil And Gas Leasing Pause

    March 24, 2021, 11:12 AM MDT

  • U.S. Crude, Fuel Stockpiles Rise In Most Recent Week: EIA

    March 24, 2021, 11:09 AM MDT

  • Clearwater Play Keeps Advancing

    Although industry began kicking the tires of the Clearwater heavy oil play in the mid-80s, low permeability combined with high oil viscosity led to less than desirable results and exploration for the better part of three decades was minimal.

    March 23, 2021, 7:52 AM MDT

  • Active Rate At 18%

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of March 23, 2021, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    March 23, 2021, 11:36 AM MDT

  • Gas Permitting Counts Continue To Outpace Last Year’s Tallies

    For the second month in a row, producers licensed more gas wells than the prior-year period, with permitting rates especially strong in British Columbia.

    March 22, 2021, 12 AM MDT

  • Active Rig Count Now Under 100

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of March 22, 2021, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    March 22, 2021, 11:34 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Closes The Week Down 1 Point To 20%

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of March 19, 2021, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    March 19, 2021, 11:23 AM MDT

  • Baker Hughes Rig Count: U.S. Up 9

    The U.S. rig count is up nine from last week to 411 with oil rigs up nine to 318, gas rigs unchanged at 92, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at one rig, according to Baker Hughes. 

    March 19, 2021, 11:40 AM MDT

  • Equinor, Partners Completed 4 Wells In Canada, Made 3 Discoveries

    Equinor and partners completed four wells in Canada in 2020 and made three discoveries in the Flemish Pass Basin, offshore Newfoundland, the company noted in regulatory filings.

    March 19, 2021, 7:58 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Steady At 21%

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of March 18, 2021, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    March 18, 2021, 11:32 AM MDT

  • Active Rate Steady At 21%

    Drilling rig activity in Western Canada and the Top 10 active operators as of March 17, 2021, as reported this morning by Rig Locator.

    March 17, 2021, 11:39 AM MDT

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