Northeast B.C. Rig Report - May 9

Sixteen drilling rigs were at work in Northeast B.C. as of May 9, 2019, according to Rig Locator.

The region had the highest fleet utilization rate in Western Canada at 32% for the week, with 34 rigs down. Last year during the same week, 12 rigs were active in the region.

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This week, four contractors were at work, including Precision Drilling (9), Horizon Drilling (2), Ensign Drilling (4), and Citadel Drilling (1).

  • Precision Rig No. 465 is drilling for gas for ARC Resources in the Dawson Creek area. Spud was May 6.
  • Precision Rig No. 529 is drilling for gas for ARC Resources at Inga. Spud was May 5.
  • Precision Rig No. 530 is drilling a water well at Saturn for Shell Canada. Spud was May 3.
  • Precision Rig No. 533 is drilling for gas for Tourmaline Oil at Gundy. Spud was May 2.
  • Precision Rig No. 538 is drilling for gas for Tourmaline Oil at Doe, north of Dawson Creek. Spud was May 4.
  • Precision Rig No. 542 is drilling for gas for ARC Resources at Inga. Spud was May 2.
  • Precision Rig No. 545 is drilling for gas for Murphy Oil at Sundown. Spud was May 4.
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Precision Rig No. 546 is drilling for gas for Tourmaline Oil at Gundy. Spud was May 5.
  • Precision Rig No. 867 is drilling for oil for ConocoPhillips Canada at Inga. Spud was April 20.
  • Ensign Rig No. 45 is moving into Briar Ridge to drill for gas for Encana Corp.
  • Ensign Rig No. 55 is drilling for gas for Encana Corp. in Briar Ridge. Spud was April 25.
  • Ensign Rig No. 437 is drilling for gas for Black Swan Energy at Nig Creek, south of the Beatton River. Spud was May 1.
  • Ensign Rig No. 444 is drilling for gas for Saguaro Resources at Laprise, south of the Sikanni Chief River. Spud was May 3.
  • Horizon Rig No. 41 is moving in Tower Lake to drill for gas for Encana Corp., west of the Alaska Highway. 

  • Horizon Rig No. 55 is drilling for gas for Kelt Exploration at Inga. Spud was May 6.
  • Citadel Rig No. 4 is drilling for gas for Petronas at Altares. Spud was May 4.

In Western Canada, 68 rigs are working out of 548, for a utilization rate of 12%.

Alberta has 47 rigs working out of 388, for a utilization rate of 12%.

Saskatchewan has five rigs working out of 105, for a utilization rate of 5%.

There were no rigs active in Manitoba.

There was one rig active in Eastern Canada, in Ontario, where Predator Drilling Rig No. 14 is drilling for Enbridge Gas Distribution in the Sarnia area.

Source: Rig Locator

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

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