With the development of the Sinclair field, Manitoba has increased its crude oil production almost four-fold since 2000.

Quick facts

  • #4 - in the amount of crude oil produced among Canadian provinces
  • 40,000 - barrels per day oil production in 2016
  • $0.25 billion - in industry spending on exploration and development in 2016

Manitoba's resources

Oil was discovered in Manitoba and has been produced since 1951. With the development of the Sinclair field, and the use of horizontal hydraulic fracturing technology, the industry has increased its production in the province almost four-fold since 2000 and is now about 40,000 barrels per day. There is no natural gas production in Manitoba.