Northeast B.C. Rig Report - May 30

Twelve drilling rigs were at work in Northeast B.C. this week.

The region had the second highest fleet utilization rate in Western Canada at 24% for the week, with 38 rigs down. Last year during the same week, 12 rigs were active in the region.

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This week, four contractors were at work, including Precision Drilling (6), Ensign Drilling (3), Horizon Drilling (2), and Citadel Drilling (1).

  • Precision Rig No. 465 is moving in the Dawson Creek area to drill for gas for ARC Resources.








  • Precision Rig No. 533 is drilling for gas for Tourmaline Oil at Gundy. Spud was May 25.

  • Precision Rig No. 538 is drilling for gas for Tourmaline Oil at Doe, north of Dawson Creek. Spud was May 30.

  • Precision Rig No. 542 is drilling for gas for ARC Resources at Inga. Spud was May 22.

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Precision Rig No. 546 is drilling for gas for Tourmaline Oil at Gundy. Spud was May 28.

  • Precision Rig No. 867 is drilling for oil for ConocoPhillips Canada at Inga. Spud was May 16.

  • Ensign Rig No. 45 is drilling for gas for Encana in Briar Ridge. Spud was May 22.

  • Ensign Rig No. 55 is drilling for gas for Encana in Briar Ridge. Spud was May 23.

  • Ensign Rig No. 437 is drilling for gas for Black Swan Energy at Nig Creek. Spud was May 25.

  • Horizon Rig No. 41 is drilling for gas for Encana at Briar Ridge. Spud was May 23.


  • Horizon Rig No. 55 is drilling for gas for Kelt Exploration at Inga. Spud was May 30.

  • Citadel Rig No. 4 is drilling for gas for Petronas at Altares. Spud was May 4. 

In Western Canada, 104 rigs are working out of 547, for a utilization rate of 19%, and up from last week when 86 rigs were active.



Alberta has 63 rigs working out of 385, for a utilization rate of 16%, up from 55 active rigs last week.

Saskatchewan has 27 18 rigs working out of 107, for a utilization rate of 25%, up from 18 active rigs last week.

There are two rigs active in Manitoba, and one in Ontario.

At this time last year, there were 102 rigs at work across Western Canada, for a utilization rate of 18%.

Source: RigLocator.ca

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

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