As one of Western Canada’s Premier Independent Well Servicing Contractors, Sabre Well Servicing Inc. (“Sabre”) provides customers with quality staff and equipment to provide a full slate of services including, but not limited to: completions, workovers, production work, abandonments, high pressure and critical sour well work and re-entry preparation.

Sabre began constructing new mobile class III service rigs in the spring of 2006.  Sabre implemented a plan with a focused aggressive approach and, by September of 2009, was operating eight service rigs.  In 2010 the ninth rig was added to the fleet.

Sabre is Western Canada’s premier independent well servicing contractor providing clients with exceptional personnel, equipment and customer service. Based in Clairmont, Alberta Sabre’s nine Class III Free Standing Mobile Service Rigs have been proudly serving Alberta and British Columbia since 2007.

Sabre has placed, and will continue to place, safety education, government regulatory compliance, environmental management and service rig safety, as its highest corporate priorities. It is our belief that the employer, employee, contractor, sub-contractor and supplier personnel need to work together to reduce accidents and incidents within the industry. Safety and environmental awareness can be achieved through careful planning and participation among these groups.

An integral component of safety is training, and at Sabre this is ongoing. Our training addresses not only job specific safety instruction and preventative equipment maintenance, but also employee orientated training programs such as Journey and Fatigue Management. Our objective is to have the highest level of professionally trained staff who focus on safety and customer satisfaction.

Our environmental responsibility extends above and beyond the minimum industry requirements. Sabre promotes the efficient use and responsible disposal of rig waste materials, as well as operating in an environmentally friendly manner.

Sabre promotes an accident free workplace and is constantly working to improve and implement new safety policies to our organization. We instill a strong work safe mentality in our employees and are continuously working towards a safe workplace.

Sabre is a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (“CAODC”), an active trade association representing drilling and service rig contractors throughout Canada.


Sabre’s philosophy is to provide our clients with the highest level of service in the industry by our adherence to the following principles:

  • Safety – We strive to create a safe work environment for our employees, clients and the community.  Sabre is highly dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of safety and is committed to conducting our business in the safest manner.
  • People – We are committed to educating and the ongoing training and developing of our employees.
  • Equipment – We are dedicated to maintaining and upgrading our equipment on an ongoing basis to provide the safest equipment for our crew and the best equipment for our client.
  • Technology – We are focused on developing new innovative technologies and implementing them on a continuous basis to improve operational efficiencies.
  • Environment – We feel obligated to leaving the smallest ecological footprint possible by striving to minimize our operation’s impact on the environment.



S. Reid MacDonald

Mr. MacDonald has over 35 years’ experience in the oilfield service industry. Mr. MacDonald currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Silica Corporation. Prior to that Mr. MacDonald was the Chief Operating Officer of GasFrac. From January 2006 to March 2010, Mr. MacDonald served as Vice-President and General Manager of Nabors Blue Sky, a subsidiary of Nabors Industries, an oilfield service company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. From September 2002 to December 2005, Mr. MacDonald was Vice-President of Airborne Energy Solutions, an air transportation company in the energy field. Mr. MacDonald was also Vice-President Marketing for Crown Energy Technologies from 1998 to 2002, President of Maritime Hydraulics (Canada) from 1996 to 1998, and prior to that he worked with Nowsco Well Service as the head of Worldwide Pumping Services.


Dennton C. Fahl

Dennton Fahl was appointed Executive Chairman of Sabre in January of 2016. Mr. Fahl is also the President of BlackSun Inc., a web hosting, data storage, and co-location company headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. For 15 years Dennton has also served as a financial advisor at Midland Walwyn, Merrill Lynch and National Bank Financial. During this time Dennton has been an advisor to the management of companies such as Savanna Energy Services Corp., TrigPoint Solutions, and Xtreme Drilling Corp. Dennton holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan.


Dave Southerland (Advisor to the Board)

With more than 30 years of oilfield experience, including the role of past President of SWS, Mr. Southerland has held a number of senior positions with well servicing companies including General Manager / CEO of Great Plains Well Servicing a division of Savanna Energy Services Corporation, Manager of Business Development of Frontier Well Servicing, President of the well servicing division (“Round-Up Well Servicing”) at Plains Energy Services. Mr. Southerland’s vast experience is invaluable to Sabre to continue to provide market leading conventional service rigs.