Rig report: Northwest Sask comes alive with drilling, extreme south sees three helium companies at work

Drilling activity has hit its stride in Saskatchewan, with 39 drilling rigs working in the field as of July 26. Most significantly, northwest Saskatchewan has come alive again as Cenovus, the province’s largest oil producer, has deployed several rigs to the field in multiple areas. This is a big change, as for an extensive part of this past year, Cenovus had been operating only one rig, despite substantially higher oil prices.