Ensign Honoured with Canadian Award for Drilling Excellence and Achieves Global Safety Milestone


CALGARY, June 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Ensign Energy Services Inc. ("Ensign" or the "Company", TSX: ESI) was recognized at the inaugural Canada Oil & Gas Awards on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 with the Award for Drilling Excellence.

This is the second award Ensign has received from the Oil & Gas Awards in the past year, with Ensign's Drilling group out of California receiving the award for Excellence in Health and Safety at the 2014 West Coast Oil & Gas Awards.

Ensign prides itself on consistency, commitment, and innovation and is working relentlessly to advance their industry through leading technology and a deep-seeded dedication to safety.

In May 2015, the company achieved a corporate global milestone, with over 975,000 man-hours worked with zero recordable injuries, a clear testament to Ensign's commitment to its "Driving to Zero" safety vision.

The Award for Drilling Excellence recognizes organizations providing advanced drilling solutions to the energy industry using the latest drilling technologies and techniques and for showing an uncompromising commitment to environmental impact mitigation. Ensign scored highest in the category after launching its new state-of-the-art Advanced Drill Rig (ADR®) 1500S last fall, which is Ensign's most powerful next-generation of automated full-sized walking rigs.

"Our customers asked for a more powerful rig to drill long lateral sections in horizontal wells and a more agile rig to move from pad to pad quickly. We delivered both with the ADR 1500S – and more. At Ensign, we innovate every day. We reach deep to deliver exceptional service to our customers and even deeper to keep our crews and the environment safe. We're honoured to be recognized for our achievements and look forward to continued enhancements in the years to come," said Mr. Wayne Kipp, Senior Vice President of ADR Development and one of the original founders of Ensign, who accepted the award.

The judging panel also made special note of Ensign's new Automated Service Rig (ASR™) as well as the company's Global Risk Management System, which is a proprietary fit-for-purpose software platform that automates HSE reporting.

The annual Canada Oil & Gas Awards gala ceremony was held at the The Westin in Calgary, Alberta where hundreds of oil and gas executives gathered together to celebrate Health and Safety, Operational Excellence, Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Stewardship.

About the Oil & Gas Awards

The Oil & Gas Awards recognize the outstanding achievements made within the upstream and midstream sectors of the North American oil and gas industry. The Awards are a platform for the industry to demonstrate and celebrate the advances made in the key areas of environment, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and health and safety. The Awards show the industry's motivation to develop by recognizing and rewarding the efforts of corporations and individuals. For more information about the Oil & Gas Awards, all regional awards and award categories can be reviewed on their website at www.oilandgasawards.com.

About Ensign

Ensign is a global leader in oilfield services, headquartered out of Calgary, Alberta, operating in Canada, the United States and internationally. We are one of the world's top land-based drilling and well servicing contractors serving crude oil, natural gas and geothermal operators. Our premium services include contract drilling, directional drilling, underbalanced and managed pressure drilling, rental equipment, well servicing and production services. Please visit our website at www.ensignenergy.com.

Ensign's Common Shares are publicly traded though the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol ESI.

SOURCE Ensign Energy Services Inc.

For further information: Ensign Energy Services Inc., 400 - 5th Avenue S.W., Suite 1000, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0L6 Canada, Mr. R.H. (Bob) Geddes, President and COO, Telephone: 403.262.1361