Over the years, I’ve photographed many of the drilling rigs working in southeast Saskatchewan. It’s time to renew the 12 Rigs of Christmas! Over the next 12 days, you’ll see rigs of companies still here, and others that have come and gone. Some have changed names and colours. People have come and gone. But you know what? Our industry is still keeping our trucks fueled and our people warm. Please share these posts – you might be in them, or recognize others who are.

This is Vortex Drilling Rig 1, shot in June 2011, on its first hole. This photo shoot launched my commercial photography business. The rig was sparkling – brand new, and the first of many to come over the next four years. At the end you see Harvey Turcotte and Jason Geysen, who launched the venture. What you don’t see are the hundred or so mosquitos I had to edit out of the photo. It was a beautiful day.

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The 12 rigs of Christmas:

On the first day of Christmas, my missus gave to me, Stampede Drilling Rig 1

On the second day of Christmas, my missus gave to me, Vortex Drilling Rig 1.

On the third day of Christmas, my missus gave to me, Red Dog Drilling Rig 3

On the fourth day of Christmas, my missus gave to me, Betts Drilling Rig 1