This is the Strathcona Resources Meota West SAGD facility, as seen in September. Two drilling rigs were reported working at the site on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Photo by Brian Zinchuk

ESTEVAN – Drilling activity in southwest and west central Saskatchewan are both markedly down in the first week of December, according to Canadian Association of Energy Contractors (CAOEC) data published by RiggerTalk.com.

As of Dec. 6, there were 13 rigs working in southeast Saskatchewan, nine in the northwest, six in west central, and just one in the southwest.

That singular rig was the only one working from Kindersley to the U.S. border, with Savanna Drilling Rig 629 drilling for North American Helium at Ponteix.

West central Saskatchewan had a cluster of five rigs working within close proximity of Kiyiu Lake, northeast of Kindersley. Teine Energy has all five of those rigs – Ensign Drilling Rig 350, 356, 351 all within a mile of each other on the south end of the lake, and Ensign Rig 537 and Predator Drilling Rig 9 on the east end.

Ish Energy Ltd. had Lasso Drilling Corp. Rig 6 drilling straight west of Coleville.

Strathcona Resources had Precision Drilling Rig 145 at Winter, northwest of Unity.

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Moving into northwest Saskatchewan, Just south of Lashburn was Precision Drilling Rig 204 working for Rife Resources Ltd. Prosper Petroluem was drilling southeast of Onion Lake First Nation with Savanna Rig 425.

Cenovus had Precision Drilling Rig 197 just west of Pikes Peak, Rig 198 across the North Saskatchewan River and south of Paradise Hill, Pd Rig 254 and Akita Drilling Ltd. Rig 6 at Bolney. PD Rig 191 was at Rush Lake.

Strathcona Resources had two rigs, PD Rig 188 and Akita Rig 8 at their Meota West SAGD facility.

Jumping across the province to the southeast, Panther Drilling Rig 2 was working for Valleyview Petroleum Ltd. just west of the Weyburn Unit.

Crescent Point Energy Corp. had Ensign Rig 421 at Torquay, and PD Rig 195 east of Corning.

Cache Island Corp., headed by former Crescent Point CEO Scott Saxberg, had Stampede Drilling Rig 17 on Highway 17 near Ocean Man First Nation.

Stampede had another rig working at Bryant, north of Estevan, with Rig 2 working for Surge Energy Inc.

Heading east towards Lampman, Crescent Point had Stampede Rig 7 working at Woodley. Nearby was Betts Drilling Rig 2 working for Aldon Oils.

Four miles due south of Lampman, Alliance Drilling Ltd. Rig 3 continued its work for Hummingbird.

Tundra Oil & Gas had Stampede Drilling Rig 4 working southeast of Hirsch.

Betts Rig 4 was working for Taprock north of Alameda.

Stampede Rig 16 was drilling for Pemoco Exploration north of Wauchope.

Finally, Betts Rig 3 was working just a few miles east of its shop, drilling north of Carievale for Saturn Oil & Gas.

 

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