Who are 2020’s top producers based on metres drilled?

Crescent Point was the top operator in Saskatchewan during the first nine months of 2020. Image: Pipeline News

The Daily Oil Bulletin generates several Top Operator reports each quarter that rank producers in Western Canada, including reports based on the number of wells drilled or meterage.

Click here for a free Excel download of the Top Operators By Metres Drilled.

Here are three key insight based on this dataset, for the period January-to-September 2020:

  • Tourmaline Oil Corp. was the top operator across the basin during the first nine months of 2020 based on metres drilled, including experimental/test wells. Tourmaline drilled 615,313 metres to the end of September. Tourmaline was followed by Crescent Point Energy Corp., which drilled 443,318 metres. Third place was taken by Ovintiv Canada ULC, with 341,632 metres. (The Excel dataset contains a complete list of all the producers and their meterage.)
  • Including exploratory, development and test metres, Tourmaline was the top operator in Alberta with a total of 306,883 metres, and it also led in B.C. with 308,430 metres. Crescent Point was the top operator in Saskatchewan with a total of 429,159 metres drilled. Tundra Oil & Gas Ltd. led in Manitoba (100,443 metres).
  • The top explorers in Canada in the first three-quarters of the year, ranked by metres drilled, were Spur Petroleum Ltd. (39,062 metres), Pipestone Energy Corp. (25,169 metres) and Murphy Oil Company Ltd. (18,507 metres).

Click here for a free Excel download of the Top Operators By Metres Drilled.

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