Environmental and Operational Excellence


Over the years, many technological advancements have been made that have allowed both drilling and service rigs to reduce their environmental impact, while improving their technical performance and reducing their operating costs. These advancements are driven by the need to remain competitive and meet customer demand, while also upholding a committment to environmental stewardship.

Fortunately, what is good for business is also good for the environment, good for employees and their families, and good for the communities around the globe in which our members operate.

Air Quality and GHG Emissions technologies.


  • Rigs that run on natural gas, often taken directly from location, instead of diesel for a 27% reduction in emissions (or approximately 9,000 less litres of diesel per day). Additionally, these engines can be equipped with a three-way catalyst to significantly reduce NOx emissions.Natural gas can often be taken directly from the well head, reducing methane emissions at the source.

  • 混合钻机能够在排放量超过50%的减少(二氧化碳少15-25%,80%,NOx和90%少于颗粒物质)和20%的燃料节省。

  • Rigs that can be equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction technology, which is an advanced emissions control technology that injects a liquid reductant agent through special catalyst into the exhaust stream of a diesel engine. Selective Catalytic Reduction technology is a means of converting NOx into nitrogen and water, ultimately reducing NOx emissions.

  • Rigs that are capable of drawing power from local electricity gridsin place of diesel or natural gas.

  • Tier 4 Engines:目前,Tier 4柴油发动机标准是偏远柴油发动机的最严格的EPA排放要求。该要求调节从高速公路柴油发动机发出的一氧化碳,氮氧化物和颗粒物的量。第四级法规始于2008年,并根据发动机的马力评级确定。到2015年最终第4层法规完全实施,PM和NOX排放量与1996年相比减少了99%。


CAODC Members employ many different technologies and techniques to minimize land use, such as:

  • PAD and “walking” drilling rigscan drill multiple wells from a single location, eliminating the need to clear additional land.

  • Rig design has improved by reducing the amount of buildings and associated equipment needed for a full rig set up both in terms of quantity and size.

  • 创新techniques for noise reduction from sound insulation, to automated power/load adjustments, to fully enclosing a rig to minimize noise and disturbance in sensitive areas.

  • 创新automation and optimization techniquesto ensure maximum operating efficiencies.

Operational Processes

CAODC members are continuously developing operational processes that reduce environmental impact such as spill response and prevention procedures, noise reduction techniques, hazardous waste handling and storage protocols, and fuel use strategies.

While the finer details of these techniques can be proprietary, CAODC members, through their volunteer committee involvement, openly share and develop industry best practices. This affords members with less capacity for developing new or comprehensive procedures the opportunity to learn from and adopt industry leading ideas.

此外,Caodc成员已创建并管理其中一些comprehensive training tools and techniques in the world. Rig personnel are highly skilled technical experts operating multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art equipment in what amounts to a small, mobile business unit.创新approaches to teachingskill sets that involve technical expertise, leadership, business management, and more, are developed and refined by Canada's drilling and service rig companies.

Community Engagement

CAODC members are active participants in the communities in which they operate. Corporate giving programs, volunteerism, First Nations partnerships, mentorship programs, scholarship programs, and career development are just some of the initiatives CAODC members undertake regularly.The Calgary Food Bank,United Way,STARS Air Ambulance,Inn from the Cold,芥菜籽, andBrown Bagging For Calgary's Kids只是我们成员每年捐款的一些组织。

For specific CAODC member company ESG information, please visit individual member websites by searching our会员名录。