Saskatchewan’s drilling activity has remained relatively flat, down slightly at 34 active rigs as of Oct. 23, according to sister publication Rig Locator.
That number is a big improvement from this time last year, however, when, on Oct. 18, the rig count plummeted to 16 for the entire province. But as it stands presently at 34, it still indicated only 29 per cent of the Saskatchewan rig fleet of 119 is at work.
Crescent Point had 12 of those rigs, with one in west central Saskatchewan, at Dodsland. In southwest Saskatchewan, three rigs were working in close proximity to Shaunavon, and one was at Rapdan. In southeast Saskatchewan, three we working near Stoughton, one near Benson, and three more between Oungre, Torquay and the U.S. border.
In southeast Saskatchewan, Aldon Oils was drilling at Elswick. Astra Oil Corp. had one rig ag Steelman. Burgess Creek Exploration Inc had one rig at Benson. Ridgeback Resources Inc. had one at Flinton, northeast of Stoughton. Torc Oil & Gas had one rig at Steelman. Spectrum
NAL Resources had two rigs, one at Torquay, a second at Forgan, near Elrose.
Also working in west central Saskatchewan was Teine Energy Ltd. with three rigs. Gear Energy had one rig at Hoosier. Uncharacteristically, Raging River Exploration Inc. did not show up on Rig Locator with any rig at this time. .
In northwest Saskatchewan, Rife Resources had two rigs, one at Lashburn, and another at Soda Lake. Husky Energy also had two rigs, working at their thermal projects at Spruce Lake and Rush Lake.
Black Pearl Resources Inc. had one rig at Onion Lake, right near the Alberta border, while Caltex Resources also had one near the border, but further south, at Cosine.