Akita Drilling Ltd. engages in the drilling solutions in the field of oil and natural gas. It specializes in the construction and retrofit of heavy oil pad drilling rigs associated Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage operations. The firm focuses in the operation of Horizontal Shale Gas projects, and in the areas of Alberta and British Columbia including the Montney, Duvernay and Horn River regions. It is also involved in the other forms of drilling including potash mining and the development of storage caverns. The company was founded by Ronald D. Southern on November 3, 1992 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.