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Excalibur Rig 12 - July 2017

2017-01-31

Building of Excalibur Rig 12 is well underway

As a mirror image of Excalibur Rig 10 and 11, Excalibur Rig 12 has a total vertical depth (TVD) capability of 5,000m and is equipped with a Tesco HXI 700 250T Top Drive. Excalibur Rig 12 is currently in fabrication. Excalibur Rig 12 will be identical to Rig 10 and 11 and will give Excalibur more flexibility to drill in more places in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

Excalibur Rig 12s Inventory, Layout, and other information can be found here (link).

Excalibur Rig 11 Drilling in British Columbia

2017-01-14

Excalibur Drilling's new top drive rig moved out to the field and spudded its first hole on January 14th, 2017.

Excalibur Rig 11 has total vertical depth (TVD) capability of 5,000m and is equipped with a Tesco HXI 700 250T Top Drive.  The circulating system is rated to 5,000 psi (34,473 kPa) and possesses pumping capability to 1,300 horsepower.

Excalibur Rig 11s Inventory, Layout, and other information can be found here (link).

Excalibur Drilling Ltd. uses an iPad based “SMART” Health and Management System

2016-10-10

Excalibur Drilling continues to use its iPad based “SMART” Health and Management System. All eight of our drilling rigs have been equipped and trained in this electronic system. The objectives and benefits of this system are:

1.  State of the Art - Incorporating iPad based Apps that involve everyone in the company - workers, supervisors and management.

2.  More Manageable - All documents can be uploaded and accessed from one web portal from anywhere an Internet connection can be made. 

3.  Access Friendly- It is our objective to have all workers, supervisors and management fully involved in our Health and Safety Management System.  Training can also be accessed online over the Internet and training certificates uploaded to the system.

4.  Real Time- Within this health and safety management system we will be able to see the Certificate Of Recognition (COR) program's status, direct and maintain action items, review and update safety program documents, upload and track training records...all in real-time. 

5.  Trusted - This secure electronic documentation system allows management to lock all documents as they are uploaded to the website and reviewed. Permissions can also be granted to onsite Operator Representatives who can then view documents generated at their own remote worksite.  Approved EnForm COR Auditors can also be invited to view documents needed to complete the annual COR Maintenance and Renewal Audits.

We are also be able complete and upload electronic Inspection Reports, Safety Meetings, Near-Miss Reports and Hazard IDs from all worksites, shops and offices. Action items can also be assigned to responsible employees and followed up to ensure continuous improvement, all from one central portal. 

Memos issued by Management can be uploaded to the field based iPad eCompliance template system and used as onsite safety meeting topics.  These are then signed off by all crews and uploaded to the web site for Senior Management review.  Now that's SMART!

 

Excalibur Rig 11

2015-07-15

 

Excalibur Rig 11 has a total vertical depth (TVD) capability of 5,000m and is equipped with a Tesco HXI 700 250T Top Drive. Excalibur Rig 11 is currently in Excalibur's Brooks yard with the finishing touches being done to the rig.  The addition of Excalibur Rig 11 will give Excalibur more flexibility to drill in more places in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.  For the picture gallery of Rig 11 click on the this link

Introducing New Rigs In the Fleet

2015-06-08

Our New 5,0000m Top-Drive Rigs 10, 11 & 12 are here...​

Excalibur Drilling's new top drive rig moved out to the field and spudded its first hole on January 24th, 2015.

Excalibur Rig 10 has total vertical depth (TVD) capability of 5,000m and is equipped with a Tesco HXI 700 250T Top Drive.  The circulating system is rated to 5,000 psi (34,473 kPa) and possesses pumping capability to 1,300 horsepower.

Excalibur Rig 10s Inventory, Layout, and other information can be found here (link).

Updated (June 8, 2015)

Rig Ten has just completed its first 100 days of work. Congratulations to Excalibur Rig 10!

As a mirror image of Excalibur Rig 10, Excalibur Rig 11 has a total vertical depth (TVD) capability of 5,000m and is equipped with a Tesco HXI 700 250T Top Drive. Excalibur Rig 11 is currently in fabrication. Excalibur Rig 11 will be identical to Rig 10 and will give Excalibur more flexibility to drill in more places in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

Excalibur Rig 12 is currently in fabrication and has a delivery date scheduled for July 2017

New Website Launched

2014-01-28

Introducing Excalibur’s new and updated website - excaliburdrilling.com. Please have a click around. The website has been updated with the following new features:

  • Rig Locator: Increased functionality with graphical map display provides accurate and timely rig location information.
  • Online Employment Application: Interested in applying, please use our new online employment application, your direct link to employment opportunities at Excalibur.
  • Updated Rig Inventory/Equipment Specifications: Please find pdf downloadable specification sheets for Excalibur’s rigs.
  • Contact Us Form: Enquiring on our rig availability, employment or other, please use our contact us form to get in touch with Excalibur.