Northeast B.C. Rig Report - Feb. 20

Just over half of B.C.'s drilling fleet is active this week, with Ensign and Precision Drilling each putting another rig to work. 

Twenty-two of 43 rigs are active this week. Ensign moved a rig into Boundary Lake, while Precision added a rig at Doe. Horizon Drilling moved a rig out of Boundary Lake and moved one into Oak.

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The rig count in the region is up two from last week, and up five from this time last year.

  • Akita 35 is drilling for gas for Storm Resources at Fireweed. Spud was Feb. 12.


  • Ensign 40 is drilling for gas for Painted Pony at Kobes. Spud was Jan. 23.

  • Ensign 46 is drilling for gas for Pacific Canbriam Energy at Altares. Spud was Feb. 6.

  • Ensign 49 is drilling for gas for Ovintiv Canada at Sunrise. Spud was Feb. 15.

  • Ensign 55 is drilling for gas for Ovintiv Canada at Sunrise. Spud was Feb. 14.

  • Ensign 420 is drilling for oil for Whitecap Resources at Boundary Lake. Spud was Feb. 16.

  • Ensign 437 is drilling for gas for Black Swan at Nig Creek. Spud was Feb. 12.

  • Ensign 444 is drilling for gas for Saguaro Resources at Laprise Creek. Spud was Feb. 6.

  • Horizon 41 is drilling for gas for Ovintiv Canada at Sunrise. Spud was Feb. 16.

  • Horizon 45 is moving in the Two Rivers area to drill for Leucrotta Exploration.

  • Horizon 52 is drilling for gas for Kelt Exploration at Oak. Spud was Feb. 14.

  • Horizon 55 is drilling for gas for Kelt Exploration at Cache Creek. Spud was Feb. 15.

  • Nabors 120 is drilling for gas for Petronas at Town. Spud was Feb. 11.

  • Precision 185 is drilling for water for Crew Energy at Monias. Spud was Feb. 11.

  • Precision 465 is drilling for gas for ARC Resources at Doe. Spud was Feb. 16.

  • Precision 533 is drilling for gas for Tourmaline at Gundy. Spud was Feb. 19.

  • Precision 538 is moving in the Boudreau area to drill for gas for Tourmaline.

  • Precision 542 is drilling for gas for ARC Resources at Parkland. Spud was Feb. 15.

  • Precision 544 is drilling for gas for Petronas at Town. Spud was Feb. 8.

  • Precision 546 is drilling for gas for Tourmaline at Town. Spud was Feb. 17.

  • Precision 547 is drilling for gas for Murphy Oil at Sundown. Spud was Feb. 13.

  • Precision 867 is drilling for gas for ConocoPhillips at Blueberry. Spud was Feb. 6.

There are 254 rigs at work in Western Canada this week, up from 218 rigs at this time last year. 

Alberta has 162 rigs working, down six from last week, with 67 active in Saskatchewan, down one.

There are three rigs active in Manitoba, the same as last week.

Data is from RigLocator, and compiled twice daily based on reports from the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors.

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

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