Canada’s weekly rig count up 5 to 171


Canada averaged 171 active drilling rigs this week according to data from the Canadian Association of Energy Contractors.

Of those rigs, 29% are drilling for natural gas, 60% are drilling for oil, 2% for other (helium, hydrogen, geothermal, or potash), and 9% are moving. Drilling activity by province is 69% in Alberta, 21% in Saskatchewan, 8% in BC, and 2% in Manitoba.

Precision Drilling holds the majority of the Canadian market share with 35%, Ensign Drilling with 25%, Savanna Drilling with 9%, and Horizon Drilling with 6%.

View a full breakdown of Western Canada’s rig activity.


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