AKITA Drilling Ltd. was formed in January of 1993 through a Plan of Arrangement with it's predecessor, ATCO Drilling Ltd. At its inception, AKITA operated 26 drilling rigs in Canada. In addition to Canadian operations, AKITA also conducted drilling operations in the United States.
In 2000, AKITA re-established significant operations in Canada’s northern territories. The company is early 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 their deep capacity fleet.
The company is typically hiring for field position on the drilling rigs such as Lease Hands (Entry Level), Floor Hand, Motor Hand, Derrick Hand, Loader Operators, Drillers, Well Site Safety Coordinators, and Rig Managers.