Canadian operators, contractors adapting to year-round drilling

Canadian companies are beginning to spread their drilling cycle through the year, in place of the traditional, compressed winter drilling schedule. Although the rig fleet is increasing slightly in size, utilization is high, record numbers of wells are being drilled (particularly for natural gas), and drilling permit applications continue to rise. Year-round drilling levels the load, reduces costs, and optimizes limited drilling resources.Canadian operators need more workers to sustain the current drilling boom. In June, the Canadian Association of Oilwell Contractors reiterated that the biggest challenge ahead is not the development of appropriate technologies but the lack of personnel. T...

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