Northeast B.C. Rig Report - July 25

The drilling fleet dropped by two this week in Northeast B.C. while 16 more rigs were put to work in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Eleven drilling rigs were at work in Northeast B.C. this week, with 35 rigs down, and down from the 13 at work last week. Last year at this time, 16 rigs were active in the region.

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This week, four contractors were at work, including Precision Drilling (6), Ensign Drilling (3), and Horizon Drilling (1), and Akita Drilling (1).

  • Akita 35 is drilling for gas for Storm Resources at Nig Creek. Spud was July 14.

  • Precision 465 is drilling for gas for ARC Resources at Doe. Spud was July 18. 

  • Precision 533 is drilling for gas for Tourmaline Oil at Town. Spud was July 17. 

  • Precision 538 is drilling for gas for Tourmaline Oil at Doe. Spud was July 22. 

  • Precision 542 is drilling for gas for ARC Resources at Doe. Spud was July 16. 

  • Precision 546 is drilling for gas for Tourmaline Oil at Town. Spud was July 19. 

  • Precision 867 is drilling for oil for ConocoPhillips Canada at Inga. Spud was July 7. 

  • Ensign 40 is drilling for gas for Painted Pony at Montney. Spud was July 23. 

  • Ensign 45 is drilling for gas for Encana at Sunrise. Spud was July 15. 

  • Ensign 444 is drilling for gas for Saguaro Resources at Laprise Creek. Spud was July 12.

  • Horizon 41 is drilling for gas for Encana at Sunrise. Spud was July 17. 

In Western Canada, 151 rigs are working out of 546, for a utilization rate of 28%, and up from 135 rigs last week.

Alberta has 93 rigs working out of 384, for a utilization rate of 24%, and up from 84 rigs last week.

Saskatchewan has 44 rigs working out of 111, for a utilization rate of 40%, and up from 35 rigs last week.

There are three rigs active in Manitoba, and none active in Eastern Canada.

At this time last year, there were 230 rigs at work across Canada.

Source: RigLocator

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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