Tourmaline, Precision Drilling, Caterpillar and Finning: Supporting a Low-Carbon Future


Although many rigs in Canada are powered by a duel-fuel system, they still use a lot of diesel. Working collaboratively, Tourmaline Oil Corp. (Tourmaline), Precision Drilling Corporation (Precision), Caterpillar Inc.® (Caterpillar), and Finning Cat® (Finning) upgraded two rigs with a hybrid energy storage solution that uses natural gas gensets and a battery to validate the environmental and economic benefits.

Case results led to a 95% reduction of diesel consumption, a 30% reduction in engine run hours, and a 40% reduction in CO2e emissions. The project proved that this upgrade not only provided greenhouse gas reductions, but also lowered the total cost of ownership. End users are happy with the results and are now making this their new standard.


Upgraded rigs with hybrid energy storage Upgraded rigs with hybrid energy storage

Nearly 40% emission reductions in about one year Nearly 40% emission reductions in about one year
Nearly 30% reduction of engine run hours Nearly 30% reduction of engine run hours
An average of 3,750 liters per day decrease in diesel consumption An average of 3,750 liters per day decrease in diesel consumption