About Akita


Innovation & Excellence

AKITA Drilling Ltd. is a leading intermediate North American land drilling contractor with a fleet of 36 high-spec drilling rigs operating in major resource basins in Canada and the US.  We pride ourselves on building relationships with our customers and see every project as a partnership.  The technology and experience we offer with our technically advanced drilling fleet helps optimize our customers’ drilling programs.

We were among the earliest adopters of pad rigs, including their use in the development of heavy oil and shale gas resources.  This quickly became a market strength for AKITA, and today pad rigs make up approximately half of our deep capacity fleet.

We’re committed to excellence in all that we do – whether on the job, in the boardroom or in the community.  Our path to success is rooted in the relationships we build with all of our stakeholders, from the customers and shareholders we serve to the 700+ individuals we employ.

Committed to Our Customers

AKITA’s longstanding strength lies in our ability to bring superior service to discerning customers across North America.

We are committed to offering our customers:

  • Courteous, professional service from initial contact to project completion;
  • Safe, well trained employees focused on meeting your drilling needs;
  • The newest and most innovative drilling equipment in Canada;
  • Access to a broad range of self-moving pad rigs and conventional rigs in all depth ranges;
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively to obtain the services of a new, custom designed drilling rig to meet your specific drilling requirements.

Proud of Our Partnerships

We take pride in our long history of working together with our First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners.

Our joint ventures:

  • Provide financial rewards, employment and training opportunities for our partner organizations and their people;
  • Use equity-based structures that bring long-term benefits to all participants;
  • Enhance our ability to provide drilling services in some of Canada’s most prospective regions.

Responsible to Our Shareholders

Our shareholders are fundamental to our ongoing success as a premier quality drilling company.

Our commitment to you is to:

  • Ensure AKITA is governed using a first-class governance structure;
  • Be disciplined in our finances, with limited use of leverage to acknowledge the cyclicality of the industry in which we operate;
  • Develop and maintain a modern, efficient rig fleet;

Driven by Our Employees

More than a business, we are a team unified behind the values of integrity, respect and commitment.  Our employees hold these values close and have been crucial to establishing AKITA as leaders in our industry and good stewards in our community.

We work continually and tirelessly to ensure:

  • Respect for the safety and wellbeing of each employee, their fellow personnel and other individuals at each work site;
  • A working culture that values the integrity of each person and fosters a climate of respect;
  • Opportunities are given to develop each individual’s skills and abilities;
  • Opportunities for advancement are made available to ensure the strengths of individuals continually strengthen the company.

Our Future: Integrity, Diversity & Growth

While the nature of our operations has continued to evolve over the years, we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing the highest quality of service to every one of our customers.

For us, that means employing a well-trained, multicultural workforce, operating first-class equipment, operating responsibly and sustainably by enforcing the highest possible quality standards in all areas of business.


Phone: (403) 292-7979


216 16 STREET, STE 1400, DENVER, CO 80202 USA
Phone: (720) 647-4700

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