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CAOEC is the trade association for the drilling and well servicing sector in Canada from coast to coast to coast. Our members provide contract drilling and well servicing for explorers and producers on land and offshore.

CAOEC was founded in 1949 and is the oldest oil and gas trade association in Canada. Founded by 10 drilling contractors, the Association set out to create the safest and most efficient drilling and well servicing industry in the world.

Today, the Association has five membership categories: Land Drilling, Offshore, Service Rig, Directional Drilling, and Associate. Our members operate primarily in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, but are active across the country from Newfoundland to British Columbia.

Our volunteer committees are the lifeblood of our association, and their hard work in conjunction with our team of staff members help CAOEC deliver member benefits in several areas. Operations work is our foundation, and we help ensure a competitive landscape and healthy industry by consulting on issues from regulations to government policy. Additionally, we help inform and educate the public about the value our industry brings the entire country, whether it is through good jobs, investment opportunities, or needed products and services.

Detailed information on each membership type can be found using the navigation on the left.

CAOEC’s vision is to be the most influential trade association in the Canadian oil and gas industry. We will serve the interests of our members by championing their responsible stewardship and long-term sustainability.


Membership Contact:

Carrie Canty
Reception\Administrative Assistant
403 264 4311 ext. 101
email Carrie