Panther Drilling Rig 3 moved through Estevan on Sept. 29, heading toward Oungre. Fast Trucking Service did the rig move. Photo by Brian Zinchuk

Drilling rig activity has picked up considerably in northwest Saskatchewan, according to Canadian Association of Energy Contractors (CAOEC) published by RiggerTalk.com. In total, 43 drilling rigs were making hole or moving.

Oct. 5 saw 12 rigs working in northwest Saskatchewan. Cenovus has dramatically picked up its game from earlier in the year, when it only had one rig going. Now it has seven, at Lone Rock, two at Rush Lake, another across the North Saskatchewan River from Rush Lake, Sandall, Paradise Hill and Bolney.

International Petroleum Corp had one rig at Onion Lake. Croverro Energy had one close to Highway 16, between Lloydminster and Marshall. Canadian Natural Resources Limited had a rig north of Maidstone.

West central Sask

Moving to west central Saskatchewan, there were 12 rigs working in that area. North of Macklin, within sight of the Alberta border, Longshore Resources Ltd. had two rigs working.

Strathcona Resouces was also working immediately adjacent to the border, with a rig at Cactus Lake.

Baytex Energy had one rig west of Coleville and another southeast of Elrose. Ish Energy had a rig just southwest of Kindersley. Teine Energy had three rigs between Plenty and Kindersley, while Novus had one rig in that area.

Saturn Oil + Gas hand one rig north of Plato, and Teine had one close to Plato.

North of Flaxcombe, Whitecap Resources has one rig.

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Southwest Sask

There were four rigs in southwest Saskatchewan. One was drilling for North American Helium, southwest of Mankota. Crescent Point had one rig a stone’s throw from the west side of Shaunavon and a second at Gull Lake. Whitecap had a rig just north of Gull Lake.

Southeast Sask

There were 16 rigs in southeast Saskatchewan. While Whitecap and Crescent Point each had a few rigs, the region was punctuated by a substantial number of junior producers running one rig each. This is a noticeable uptick in junior producer drilling activity in the area, after years of stagnation.

Whitecap was drilling with one rig in the Weyburn Unit. Vermillion and Crescent Point each had a rig working near Bromhead. Crescent Point also had rigs working east of Griffin and north of Forget.

The Lampman/Benson area continues to be a hotbed of activity. West of Benson, Midale Petroleums was drilling with one rig. Near Woodley, Aldon Oils and Whitecap each had a rig, with Whitecap having a second at Browning. South of Lampman, Surge Energy was drilling. Rok Resources had one rig within spitting distance of the Steelman townsite.

Tundra Oil & Gas was drilling just south of the coal mines, southwest of Roche Percee. Saturn oil & Gas had a rig punching a hole east of Manor. Spectrum had a rig between Gainsborough and Fertile. Adonai Resources was working along Highway 18, east of Glen Ewen.

 

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