The Oil Patch Report is a weekly summary of all the new well permits, wells drilled, drilling rigs and facility permits approved in Western Canada.


Oil Patch Report June 15 2021 – Western Canada Oil Gas Permit Report summary (Patch Report) June 15 2021 – 112 Operators and 317 well, spud & facility permits approved last week in Western Canada last week.

Western Canada oil & Gas Permit Summary

  • Facility Permits – 19 Operators and 27 oil & gas facility permits
  • Well Permits – 44 Operators and 145 oil well permits
  • Wells Spud – 49 Operators and 145 spud permits

Top Operators Operators by Oil & Gas Permits


Oil Patch Report June 8 2021 – Western Canada Oil Gas Permit Report summary (Patch Report) June 8 2021 – 86 Operators and 244 well, spud & facility permits approved last week in Western Canada last week.

Western Canada oil & Gas Permit Summary

  • Facility Permits – 8 Operators and 10 oil & gas facility permits
  • Well Permits – 32 Operators and 105 oil well permits
  • Wells Spud – 86 Operators and 244 spud permits

Top Operators Operators by Oil & Gas Permits


Oil Patch Report May 31 2021 – Western Canada Oil Gas Permit Report summary (Patch Report) May 31 2021 – 49 Operators and 116 well, spud & facility permits approved last week in Western Canada last week.

Western Canada oil & Gas Permit Summary

  • Facility Permits – 1 Operators and 1 oil & gas facility permits
  • Well Permits – 25 Operators and 92 oil well permits
  • Wells Spud – 49 Operators and 116 spud permits

Top Operators Operators by Oil & Gas Permits


Oil Patch Report May 25 2021 – Western Canada Oil Gas Permit 79 Operators and 221 well, spud & facility permits approved last week in Western Canada last week.

Western Canada Oil & Gas Permit Summary

  • Facility Permits – 15 Operators and 22 oil & gas facility permits
  • Well Permits – 32 Operators and 117 oil well permits
  • Wells Spud – 32 Operators and 82 spud permits

Top Operators Operators by Oil & Gas Permits


Oil Patch Report May 18 2021 – Western Canada Oil Gas Permit Report summary May 18 2021 – 71 Operators and 253 well, spud & facility permits approved last week in Western Canada last week.

Western Canada oil & Gas Permit Summary

  • Facility Permits – 5 Operators and 5 oil & gas facility permits
  • Well Permits – 39 Operators and 173 oil well permits
  • Wells Spud – 27 Operators and 75 spud permits

Top Operators Operators by Oil & Gas Permits

  • Facility – CNRL (1), Imperial (1), Gear (1), Spartan (1), Torxen (1)
  • Well permits – Canamax (12), Strathcona (12), Serafina (10), Teine (10), Baytex (9)
  • Wells Spud – Petronas (12), Teine (9), Novus (6), Serafina (6), Cenovus (4)

Oil Patch Report May 11 2021 – Western Canada Oil Gas Permit Report summary May 11 2021 – 39 Operators and 97 well, spud & facility permits approved last week in Western Canada last week.

Western Canada oil & Gas Permit Summary

  • Facility Permits – 8 Operators and 9 oil & gas facility permits
  • Well Permits – 21 Operators and 56 oil well permits
  • Wells Spud – 10 Operators and 32 spud permits

Top Operators Operators by Oil & Gas Permits

  • Facility – CNRL (2), Anegada (1), ARC Resources (1), Hitic Energy (1)
  • Well permits – Suncor 10, Cenovus 7, CNRL (4), Storm Resources (4), Baytex (3)
  • Wells Spud – ARC Resources (5), Petronas (5), Caltex (4), Novus (4)

Oil Patch Report May 4 2021 – Western Canada Oil Gas Permit Report summary May 4 2021 – 42 Operators and 140 well, spud & facility permits approved last week in Western Canada last week.

Western Canada oil & Gas Permit Summary

  • Facility Permits – 8 Operators and 9 oil & gas facility permits
  • Well Permits – 17 Operators and 86 oil well permits
  • Wells Spud – 17 Operators and 45 spud permits

Top Operators Operators by Oil & Gas Permits

  • Facility – Canadian Natural Resources Limited (2), Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (1), Tangle Creek Energy Ltd (1)
  • Well permits – Tourmaline Oil Corp (15), Baytex Energy Corp. (9), Caltex Resources Ltd. (6)
  • Wells Spud – Tourmaline Oil Corp (17), Suncor Energy Inc. (8), Cenovus Energy Inc. (5)

Oil Patch Report April 27 2021 – Western Canada Oil Gas Permit Report summary April 27, 2021 – 49 Operators and 137 well, spud & facility permits approved last week in Western Canada last week.

Western Canada oil & Gas Permit Summary

  • Facility Permits – 11 Operators and 12 oil & gas facility permits
  • Well Permits – 21 Operators and 71 oil well permits
  • Wells Spud – 17 Operators and 54 spud permits

Top Operators Operators by Oil & Gas Permits

  • Facility – Canadian Natural Resources Limited (2), Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (1), Tangle Creek Energy Ltd (1)
  • Well permits – Tourmaline Oil Corp (15), Baytex Energy Corp. (9), Caltex Resources Ltd. (6)
  • Wells Spud – Tourmaline Oil Corp (17), Suncor Energy Inc. (8), Cenovus Energy Inc. (5)

Oil Patch Report April 20 2021 – Western Canada Oil Gas Permit Report summary April 20, 2021 – 21 Operators and 49 well, spud & facility permits approved last week in Western Canada last week.

Western Canada oil & Gas Permit Summary

  • Facility Permits – 6 Operators and 8 oil & gas facility permits
  • Well Permits – 12 Operators and 50 oil well permits
  • Wells Spud – 21 Operators and 49 spud permits

Top Operators Operators by Oil & Gas Permits

  • Facility – Canadian Natural Resources Limited (2), Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd (2), Chevron Canada Resources (1)
  • Well permits – Cenovus Energy Inc. (16), Tourmaline Oil Corp (8), Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd (6)
  • Wells Spud – Suncor Energy Inc. (15), Cenovus Energy Inc. (4). OVINTIV CANADA ULC (4), Athabasca Oil Sands Corp (3)

Oil Patch Report April 13 2021 – Western Canada Oil Gas Permit Report summary April 13, 2021 – 71 Operators and 195 well, spud & facility permits approved last week in Western Canada last week.

Permit Summary

  • Facility Permits – 21 Operators and 33 oil & gas facility permits
  • Well Permits – 25 Operators and 87 oil well permits
  • Wells Spud – 25 Operators and 75 spud permits

Top Operators Operators


Oil Patch Report March 23 2021 – Western Canada Oil Gas Permit Report March 23 2021 is a summary of 50 Operators and 73 Western Canada well, spud facility oil & gas permits approved approved last week in Western Canada last week.

Permit Summary

  • Facility Permits – 11 Operators and 15 oil & gas facility permits
  • Well Permits – 14 Operators and 39 oil well permits
  • Wells Spud – 25 Operators and 58 spud permits

Top Operators Operators

Facility – Peyto Exploration (5), PEMBINA (1), OVINTIV CANADA ULC (1)

Well permits – CRESTWYND EXPLORATION LTD. (6), Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (5), Rolling Hills Energy (5)

Wells Spud – Crew Energy Inc. (6), Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (11), Cenovus Energy Inc. (5)


Oil Patch Report March 16 2021 – The report is a summary of the 175 oil & gas permits approved approved last week in Western Canada last week. They include;

  • Facility Permits – 6 Operators and 6 oil & gas facility permits
  • Well Permits – 19 Operators and 71 oil well permits
  • Wells Spud – 42 Operators and 98 spud permits

Oil Patch Report March 9 2021 – The report is a summary of oil & gas permits approved last week in Western Canada last week. They include;

  • Facility Permits – 11 Operators and 15 facility permits
  • Well Permits – 24 Operators and 56 well permits
  • Wells Spud – 49 Operators and 134 spud permits

Top Operators include;

Facility – CNRL (3) & Gear Energy (3)

Well permits – Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (4), Peyto Exploration (6)

Wells Spud – Cenovus Energy Inc. (16), Crescent Point Energy Corp. (10)


Oil Patch Report March 2 2021 – The report is a summary of oil & gas permits approved last week in Western Canada last week. They include;

  • Facility Permits – 19 Operators and 27 facility permits
  • Well Permits – 29 Operators and 122 well permits
  • Wells Spud – 56 Operators and 152 spud permits

Oil Patch Report February 23 2021 – We are tracking the facility permits, well permits and wells drilled in Western Canada for the week Feb 15, 2021.

  • Facility Permits – we are tracking 8 Operators and 15 facility permits approved in Western Canada.
  • Well Permits – we are tracking 18 Operators and 63 well permits
  • Wells Spud – we are tracking 48 Operators and 150 wells spud

Oil Patch Report February 16 2021 – We are tracking well permits, wells drilled and facility permits in Western Canada approved last week. The chart shows the wells drilled count and average last 12 months.


Oil Patch Report January 19 2021 – Western Canada Well Permits Average Last 12 Months Jan 2021, The chart shows the well permits count last 12 months and the moving average for Western Canada.