Savanna Drilling offers an extensive fleet of new and technically
advanced drilling rigs for virtually all depth ratings. With a fleet of
100 world class units, Savanna has been providing energy companies
operating world wide with exceptional people, exceptional equipment, and
exceptional value since 2001. Representing the third largest drilling
fleet in Canada, Savanna Drilling has operational bases throughout
Canada, the United States, and Australia.
Savanna's approach to drilling begins the same way it does for all our operations—with qualified people. Through our innovative training and safety initiatives, Savanna strives to provide all personnel with comprehensive and practical knowledge, as well as continued support and opportunity, from Roughneck to Rig Manager.
Our fleet of patented Hybrid and Telescopic Double rigs is renowned in western Canada and in the United States for delivering professional service and providing the kind of results only state-of-the-art rigs and experienced personnel can deliver. Savanna’s Hybrids set us apart as the first coiled tubing driller not requiring preset surface casing, and are capable of running casing themselves. Our Hybrids have proven efficient in vertical and horizontal drilling.
Savanna's operations teams collectively have over 100 years of experience in vertical and horizontal drilling. Our team has personally designed and built virtually the entire fleet, continually refining each unit with the latest in technology and innovation. From AC operated top drives, to Iron Roughnecks and Iron Derrickhands, to video monitoring systems, we challenge ourselves to remain on the leading edge in terms of safety and efficiency.
safety, training, and technology, Savanna Energy Services Corp. is
dedicated to providing our employees, customers, and shareholders with
the best the energy services industry has to offer.
Conventional Drilling Rigs
Savanna Drilling operates one of the newest conventional fleets of drilling rigs in North America. The average age of the rigs is still less than 5 years old, providing efficiencies that compliment their high service levels and result in greater utilization. Top Drives, Automated pipe-handling (Iron Derrickman) Mobile designs (fewer loads, faster rig-up times) and larger pumps power the fleet.
The fleet is geographically diversified throughout Canada and the United States. Lakota Drilling built a service-oriented contract drilling operation in Western Canada from field offices in Nisku, Alberta and Carlyle, Saskatchewan. Savanna Drilling also has shops in Odessa and Weatherford, Texas, and Haughton, Louisiana. These shops provide support to the fleet of 104 (net) Technologically Upgraded Double and Triple Drilling Rigs.
Savanna can furnish drilling rigs for depths of 2500 to 3600 meters (8,200 to 11,800 ft) from our fleet of 46 telescopic double rigs. Two Triple drilling rigs are capable of drilling up to 5000 m (16,400 ft.)
Hybrid Coiled Tubing and Drill Pipe Rigs
In 2002, Trailblazer Drilling recognized the limitations of existing conventional and coiled tubing drilling technology in handling some difficult drilling conditions. Savanna Drilling designed and patented (in Canada and the United States) next-generation hybrid units which have the capacity to operate with coiled tubing or with a conventional top drive off of the same rig. The conversion from coil to conventional drilling is accomplished in the field without any measurable cost or downtime. These units also have the capacity to drill and pre-set casing. The Savanna Drilling Hybrid units also combine state-of-the-art pipe handling capabilities with an innovative continuous pipe handling system designed to simplify and streamline both jointed pipe and coiled tubing deployment for shallow drilling operations. Savanna Drilling has completed the manufacturing and deployment of 46 hybrid drilling units to date:
Shallow Drilling and Sandcoring
Since June 2005, Akuna Drilling has been providing high quality and efficient shallow drilling and oil-sands coring services to Western Canada's oil and gas industry. Savanna Drilling's fleet of nine rigs specialize in shallow oil and gas drilling, oil sand scoring, coal bed methane drilling and pre-set casing services. Our rigs are designed to drill to maximum depths ranging from 300 to 1200 meters.
For more information, please contact any of the following representatives:
Gene Carriere—VP Operations Support
Darren Smith—Operations Manager, Canadian Drilling
Ken Bell—Operations Manager, Canadian Drilling
Brad Carlson—Marketing Manager, Strategic Accounts
Warren Seaman—Sales and Marketing Manager, Canadian Drilling
Kevin Papke—Contracts Representative
David Lamoureux—Contracts Representative
John Pietrovito—Contracts Representative
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