About Us2020-04-07T18:18:06-07:00

Focused on sustainable, long-term growth and full cycle returns

Tourmaline is a Canadian senior crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company focused on long-term growth through an aggressive exploration, development, production and acquisition program in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

Since beginning operations in 2008, through a series of strategic acquisitions, farm-ins and land acquisitions combined with its active capital exploration and development program, Tourmaline has assembled an extensive undeveloped land position with a large, multi-year drilling inventory and operating control of important natural gas processing and transportation infrastructure in three core long-term growth areas.

The Company has a long-term business strategy similar to that of Duvernay Oil Corp. and Berkley Petroleum Corp., companies previously founded and managed by certain key members of Tourmaline’s senior management team.


The long-term business strategy
is to increase shareholder value

Tourmaline’s long-term business strategy is to increase shareholder value by building a sustainable and extensive asset base over the three core exploration and production areas and developing these areas to increase reserves, production and cash flows at an attractive return on invested capital. The Company seeks to execute this strategy by:

Conventional EP Program

Tourmaline focuses on selecting premium subsurface targets and continually reducing capital and cash costs as the development plans are executed. Since we began operations, we have drilled over 1,200 wells across the Company’s three core operating areas. Through continuous engineering design improvements in all aspects of drilling and completions operations, Tourmaline has realized a cost reduction of over 50% in all three complexes since 2012.

Operational & Cost Efficiencies

Tourmaline has built an operating and EP execution team that we believe is the best in the sector. The Company drills the lowest cost completed and stimulated horizontal wells across all three core operating complexes. This efficient and low cost EP capability allows Tourmaline to compete in almost any future commodity price environment.

Lean Technical Staff

Tourmaline has assembled a tremendously talented, dedicated and enthusiastic staff during the years since its inception. The Company has the staff capabilities in all the disciplines required to allow for continued corporate outperformance in a fast changing and challenging environment.

Focused on Core Assets

The Company drives efficiencies by focusing on three core areas: the Alberta Deep Basin, Northeast British Columbia Montney and the Peace River Triassic Oil Complex. All three areas are completely derisked via approximately 1,200 wells drilled by Tourmaline since commencing operations.

Extensive Midstream Infrastructure

Tourmaline has systematically built company owned and operated infrastructure in all three core complexes since 2010. The Company has 18 operated gas plants, associated in-field compression facilities and pipeline networks. This infrastructure is state of the art from an environmental and emissions standpoint and its efficiency drives our very low operating costs.

Transportation and Marketing Strategy

Tourmaline has developed and executed a long term transportation and marketing strategy to ensure that the Company’s production stays on-stream and that the best prices possible are received for all hydrocarbon production streams. Tourmaline transports its natural gas on all major gas export pipelines out of the WCSB in order to access pricing in a diverse set of North American hubs.

Who we are

Tourmaline has a lean, highly skilled and experienced senior management team supported by a world class board of directors.