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Backwoods Energy Services

Backwoods Energy Services


Oil & Gas Manufacturing & Production Contractors


About Backwoods Energy Services 

Backwoods Energy Services is one of the largest Indigenous-owned businesses in Canada and a leading service provider for utilities, oil and gas, forestry and mining industries in western Canada, with headquarters located in Edmonton, Alberta. Having been in operation for more than 30 years and was acquired by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation in 2015. Backwoods takes pride in delivering exceptional outcomes to our clients while simultaneously generating economic opportunities for the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation.

Access Mats/ Rig Mats / Crane Mats 

Matting sales, rentals, logistics, washing and other services for reliable access and terrain protection. Pre-job field assessments with services.

Civil Earthworks 

Civil earthworks projects including pipeline reclamation, lease abandonment, construction of access roads, bridges, leases, well pads, laydown yards, and ponds, excavation and backfill, finish grading, vegetation management, spill recovery & disaster/emergency response, and traditional land use.


Reclamation, pipeline abandonment, well-site abandonment, facility abandonment, pipeline segment removal, remediation and reclamation, lease and access reclamation and restoration and environmental construction.


Timber salvage, commercial logging, clearing pipeline and powerline right of ways, well and lease pad and seismic lines, grubbing, mulching, burning and log haul and skidding.


Pipeline maintenance services on steel piping; flex pipe; flex steel; fiberglass; plastic and poly mainline; gathering systems; and riser and camelback installs. Facility Installation including pumpjacks; single and multi-well pads; compressor stations; gas plants; and oil batteries.  Integrity & Repair Solutions for line digs, pipe repairs include cut-outs, recoating, and inline inspection assistance.


Stationary uniformed guards, site-wide emergency response, mobile patrols, access & crowd control, private road monitoring, mobile surveillance units, access/proximity card systems, right-of-way patrols, workforce camp and parking lot patrols, access scene support.

Fleet Maintenance

Backwoods specializes in providing comprehensive light fleet maintenance services for vehicles weighing 2 tons and under. With our in-house capabilities, we are equipped to handle the maintenance needs of our clients' fleets efficiently. Backwoods offers competitive shop rates for our range of services as well as having access to OEM and quality after market parts.

Additional Info

Indigenous owned; Matting, Security, Civil Earthworks, Forestry, Pipeline Integrity, Site Services, Fleet Maintenance, Reclamation & Remediation

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