about us


Tundra Oil & Gas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Winnipeg-based James Richardson & Sons, Limited (JRSL), a private family company established in 1857. JRSL is a multi-disciplined enterprise with operations in agriculture, food processing, financial services, property management and energy.

Tundra commenced operations in January 1980 and has since been on a growth trajectory by developing new assets and integrating strategic acquisitions. Tundra operates over 95% of its production, which is approximately 30,000 barrels of light crude oil per day.

Tundra’s core properties are located within the Williston Basin in southwestern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan. A focused approach to exploration and development applies to core areas.

Tundra currently employs approximately 300 staff located in three offices: Winnipeg, Manitoba; Virden, Manitoba; and Calgary, Alberta.

Corporate head office in Winnipeg, MB provides accounting, communications, land administration including well licensing support for all offices, human resources support and local information services.

Tundra’s field office in Virden, MB oversees our daily operations of approximately 3,500 wells and facilities. Virden staff provide technical expertise for all drilling, completions and well tie-in activity, engineering support for facilities optimization, surface leasing, supply chain management, environmental activities, production accounting, human resources, local information services and coordination of the company’s safety program.

The technical office in Calgary, AB provides geological, geophysical and reservoir engineering support and mineral leasing. Tundra uses the latest technology to explore for and develop assets including 3D and 4D seismic, advanced coring and logging techniques, reservoir characterization and dynamic fluid simulation, and secondary and tertiary recovery mechanisms such as waterflooding and CO2 injection.