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October Crown oil and gas land sale brings in $770,000

October Crown oil and gas land sale brings in $770,000

The Saskatchewan Crown land sale for oil and gas mineral rights in October was worse than the previous one in August, but better that the one before that.
Saskatchewan drilling expected to take another nosedive: PSAC forecast

Saskatchewan drilling expected to take another nosedive: PSAC forecast

If this year wasn’t bad enough for the oilpatch, next year’s drilling activity is expected to be even worse, with substantially fewer wells drilled across the country.
PSAC forecasts only 2,600 wells will be drilled in 2021

PSAC forecasts only 2,600 wells will be drilled in 2021

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) released its 2021 Canadian Oilfield Services Activity Forecast. PSAC expects a total of 2,600 wells (rig releases) to be drilled in Canada in 2021.
Harvest all wrapped up in southeast Saskatchewan

Harvest all wrapped up in southeast Saskatchewan

The 2020 harvest is all wrapped up in the southeast region, and farmers are doing fall work as the weather conditions allow, although recent cold temperatures and snow have prevented some of the work being done.
Harvest operations in SE Sask nearing the finish line

Harvest operations in SE Sask nearing the finish line

Harvesting in southeast Saskatchewan is nearing full completion for 2020, with 98 per cent of the crop combined, up from 96 per cent the previous week, ahead of the five-year average of 84 per cent done by this time of year.
Local ownership tandem now in place at Grimes Sales & Service (2020)

Local ownership tandem now in place at Grimes Sales & Service (2020)

A well-known Lampman oilfield company has local ownership for the first time in more than six years, and the new owners couldn’t be happier. Grimes Sales & Service Co. (2020) Ltd.
Energy minister cautions NDP on wholesale adoption of geothermal power

Energy minister cautions NDP on wholesale adoption of geothermal power

The New Democratic Party pledged to go into geothermal electrical power production in a big way, in a policy announcement by NDP Leader Ryan Meili on Sept. 17.

Nine drilling rigs in the field on Sept. 25

Saskatchewan’s active drilling rig count spent the third week of September hovering around 10 rigs working, with nine working on Sept. 25, according to Rig Locator (riglocator.ca).
Nine drilling rigs in the field in Saskatchewan

Nine drilling rigs in the field in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan’s active drilling rig count spent the third week of September hovering around 10 rigs working, with nine working on Sept. 25, according to Rig Locator ( riglocator.ca ).

Mining company fined $150,000 for workplace injury

Saskatchewan mining company Nutrien Ltd. pleaded guilty to one count under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 in Moosomin Provincial Court on Sept. 17. The company, operating as Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.