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What to expect from the PHS
What we need from you
Share certificates of defunct companies
How to research old companies yourself
What to do if you find an existing successor company
Old companies we have researched
What "struck" means

What to expect from the PHS

People often ask us, "What happened to such-and-such an oil company? Are they still around? Are the share certificates I've found worth anything?" Below are companies we have already researched for people.

We cannot promise to answer questions you send us and we do not provide valuations. The Petroleum History Society is a volunteer-run organization with few resources. However we are keenly interested in Canadian petroleum history and will reply to your questions where we can. Please note:

  • Our research resources primarily relate to old oil and gas companies in Alberta and, to a lesser extent, Canada. We cannot research modern companies nor companies outside of Canada.
  • It may take us a long time before we can get back to you.
  • We do not promise to reply.
  • We do not guarantee the accuracy of the information below.

Our research is primarily conducted by the Glenbow Archives, under the direction of the Glenbow's Chief Archivist - Doug Cass - who is also one of our Directors. PHS President, Clint Tippett, and other members may also add their knowledge.

What we need from you

Please provide the full company name and its jurisdiction - from the certificate or its operating location.

Share certificates of defunct companies

Even if a company no longer exists, the actual share certificates may be of value to collectors. To check that out, search for "scripophily" at your favorite search engine. The Petroleum History Society would gratefully accept certificates as a donation if you so desire - Canadian companies only. Please email us first to check if we need a copy of the company that you have - info@petroleumhistory.ca. We used copies of old certificates at our booth at Calgary's Gas & Oil Expo in 2013.

Another place that may be interested in certificates is:

Aquila Books
403-282-5832 or
403-282-2658
Toll free: 888-777-5832
Fax: 403-289-0814`
826 -16th Ave NW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2M 0J9

How to research old companies yourself

Here are some good references for old oil companies in Alberta and Canada. You may need to find these in an archives where out-of-date copies are kept, rather than just the latest edition.

  • Financial Post Survey of Oils
  • Financial Post survey of predecessor and defunct companies
  • Incorporated companies in Alberta

For more modern companies and companies in other jurisdictions please check with local archives, libraries, museums, or corporate registries. For relatively modern companies - check with stock brokers or other investment professionals.

Here are some commercial services which research old stock. Please note, we have no experience with these services and this is not an endorsement of them.

www.stockcertexpert.com

Winnipeg, Manitoba

www.stock-search-global.com/html/services.html

Orangeville, Ontario

Don G. Levy and Associates
Securities Research & Valuation
Ottawa, Ontario

Here's a CBC news story entitled Researching old stock and bond certificates:
   http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2008/05/15/f-lostmoney-stockcertificates.html

What to do if you find an existing successor company

If your research leads you to an existing company that took over the old company, contact their transfer agent. You can probably find the transfer agent by going to the Investor Relations section of the existing company's website. If you can't find the transfer agent, contact the Investor Relations department of the existing company.

Old companies we have researched

Note - "struck off" or "struck from the corporate register" means the company went out of business, rather than being merged with another firm.

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Page 1 - Old Companies: A to L 

Company Name - click link for details Approximate years  
M & S Oils Limited circa 1967  
Macfie Resources Inc. 1973-1989? Top
Madison Oil Ltd. 1926-1987  
Magnet Oil Company 1914-1918  
Manitou Gas and Oil Syndicate circa 1947  
Man River Oil and Gas Company Limited circa 1922  
Maple Leaf Oil & Refining Co. 1931-1992  
Maple Leal Royalties, Ltd.
Maple Leaf Royalties Limited Warranty Certificate
Maple Leaf No.1 Royalty Trust Certificate
circa 1939  
Marigold Oils Limited 1949-1962  
(The) Maritime Petroleum Company, Limited 1914-1920  
Marpoint Gas & Oil Corporation Limited ~1959-1962  
Maverick Mines and Oils Ltd. 1952-1972  

McColl-Anderson Oil Company
McColl Bros. Ltd.
McColl-Frontenac Oil Company

1873-1941  
McLeod Oil Company 1922-1963  
Melbourne Oil Company Limited circa 1928  
Mercury Oils, Limited 1929-1956  
Metoils - See Saskalon 1948  
Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Ltd. 1937-1943
1942-1953
 
Mid-Royal Oils Ltd. 1929-1937  
Midway Oil Co. Ltd. 1936-1938  
Mid-West Oil Company, Limited 1917-1939  
Mid-West Petroleum Corporation Limited 1932-1948  
Milk River Oils Limited 1929 - circa 1937  
Milk River Syndicate 1930  
Mill City Petroleum before 1955-1971  
Mill Creek Oil Ltd. 1940-?  
Miracle Royalties 1942 Top
Mollusca Oils Limited circa 1956  
Monarch Oil Company Limited 1914-1928  
Monarch Oils Limited 1950-1986  
Monterey Petroleum Corporation (1971) Ltd. 1971-1981  
Moose Mountain Oil Company, Limited 1914-1939  
Mount Stephen Oil and Gas Company 1914-1924  
Mud Lake Oil Fields Limited 1914 - 1920  
Murrieta California Oils Limited early 1900s-1979  
Naidanac Oil and Gas

1914-1921

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Nakamun Asphalt & Oil Co., Limited 1912-1920  
Nanberta Oils Limited (or Danberta) circa 1929  
National Oil and Gas Company, Limited 1914-1920  
National Oil Company 1914-1915  
National Petroleum Corporation Limited 1936- ?  
New British Dominion Oil Company Limited 1950-1958  
New Concord Development Corporation Limited circa 1952-1966  
New Devon Petroleums Ltd. ~1953-1958  
New Federal Oils Limited circa 1926  
New Marvel Oils Limited 1924-1980  
New Peninsular Oil Limited 1952  
New Red Creek Oil and Gas Ltd. 1951-1971  
New Unisphere Resources Ltd. 1969-?  

New Valley Oil Co. Ltd.

1926-1963  

Norbaska Mines Limited, Saskatchewan

?-1987  
Norcen Energy Resources Limited ?-1998  
Nordev Resources Limited circa 1979  
Norsul Oil and Mining Limited

1949-circa 1984

 
Northern Oils 1914-1921 and
1928-1936
 
Northland Oils Limited circa 1971  
Northland Utilities 1945-1972  
North East Oil Co. Ltd. circa 1964-1997  
North Western Pacific Oil Company Limited 1914-1960  
Norton Syndicate Limited 1926-1929  
Nu-Reality Oils Limited pre 1957-2002  
Oil Creek Petroleum 1914-1920 Top
Oilcrest Petroleums Limited circa 1951-1958  
Oil Sands Limited 1943-1974  
Oil Ventures Limited 1938-1970  
Omnium Oil Development Company Limited 1927
Ontario-Alberta Oil Explorations Limited circa 1929  
Osias Resources Canada Ltd. 1971-1974  
Pace Oil & Gas Limited circa 2011-2013  
Pacemaker Petroleums Limited

circa 1951

 
Pacific Petroleums Ltd. ?-1978  
Palliser Oils Limited 1928 - ~1938 Top
Pamawala Oil and Gas Company Limited ?  
Pan-Canadian Oil Limited 1925  
PanCanadian Petroleum Limited
PanCanadian Energy Corporation
1971-2002  
Pan Ocean Oil Corporation ?-1976  
Pan Western Oils Ltd. ?-1960  
Paracorp Limited 1981-1992  
Paramount Oils Limited circa 1935-1954  
Patron Oil Company 1928-?  
Peninsular Petroleums Limited 1929-1937  
Peregrine Petroleum Ltd. 1972-1992  
Petro-Canada 1976-2009  
Petroleum Investments Corp. Ltd. circa 1939  

Petro Oil and Gas Ltd. or
Petrol Oil and Gas Ltd.

pre 1964  
Phillips Petroleum Company to 2002  
Piedmont Petroleum Products Company Limited 1914-1918  
Pinnacle Petroleums Ltd. circa 1969  
Place Gas and Oil Company Ltd.
Place Resources Corporation
1958- circa 2000  
Pontiac Petroleum 1953-1959  
Prairie City Oil Company Ltd. 1912-1932 Top
Prairie Natural Gas Company Limited circa 1924-1929  
Prairie Oil Cooperative 1945-1974  
Prairie Oil Royalties Company, Ltd. 1951-1995  
Price Oil Development and Refining Company Limited 1928-circa 1937  
Progress Oil & Gas Company, Limited 1914  
Provincial Gas and Oil Company ?  
The Prudential Oil and Gas Company, Limited 1914-1920  
Queen City Oil Company 1877 - 1912 Top
Quinalta Petroleum Ltd. circa 1957-1975  
Quonto Petroleums Limited 1957-1972  
Radiant Oils Ltd. 1914-1921 Top
Ram River Oils Limited and Tawadina Syndicate 1937  
Ranchmen's Resources Ltd. 1988-1995  
Rand Petroleums Limited 1920  
Range Oil & Gas Co. Ltd. circa 1929  
Ranger Oil Company Limited 1926- circa 1940s  
Ranger Oil Ltd. 1950-2000  
Reality Oils Limited 1949-1957  
Record Oil Company Limited 1914-1936  
Red Creek Oil and Gas Ltd. 1951-1975  
Red Star Refineries Ltd. and
Canadian Marine Engineering Company Ltd.
?  
Redwater Consolidated Oils, Limited circa 1949  
Refineries Distributors Ltd. circa 1929  
Regal Oil Corporation (Ontario) 1924  
Regal Oil 1914-1920 and
1927-1938
 
(The) Regent Oil Company Limited ?-1920  
Resolute Oil & Gas Company Ltd.
Resolute Petroleums Ltd.
Resolute Corporation
1949-1988?  
Richfield Petroleum Ltd. 1929-1995 Top
Richland Oils Limited 1937-1997  
Roberta Oils 1930  
Rockton Oil and Gas Company Limited

1936

 
Rocky Mountain Oilfields Ltd. before 1937  
Roxana Petroleums Limited
Roxana Oils
1936-1957  
Royal Arch Oils Limited 1951 - 1956  
Saskalon Uranium and Oils Ltd. before 1961 Top
Saskatchewan Petroleum Company Limited 1914-?  
Sasktex Oil & Gas Limited
Sastex Petro-Minerals Ltd.
1953-1984
1984 to 1992
 
Savannah Oils and Mines Ltd. 1953  
Saxon Oil and Gas Company Limited 1914-1920  
Scurry- Rainbow Oil Limited ? - 1993  
Segur Oil Company 1914-1921  
Select Oils Ltd. 1949-1962  
Seneca Explorations Limited 1962-1967  
Senator Oil and Gas 1929  
Sentinel Oils 1926-1947 and
1937-1955
 
Share Mines & Oils Ltd. 1966 - 1992  
Share Oils Limited 1936 -1965  
Shunda Oils Limited 1944 - 1956  
Signal Hill 1925-1930  
Solv-Ex Corporation ?-2003  
South Eastern Gas and Oil Company Limited circa 1975  
South End Petroleums Limited 1929  
Spartan Explorations, Ltd. 1967-1974  
Spartan Oil Company 1914-1920  

Spike-Redwater Oil Co., Limited

1949-1960  
Spooner Mines and Oils Limited and
Spooner Oils Limited - 1926-?
circa 1960 and
1926-?
 
Standard Oil Fields of Alberta, Limited 1913-1918  
Steepbank Oil and Asphalt Company 1912-1916  
Stokes-Stephens Oil Company, Limited 1914-1923 Top
Structure Oil and Gas Company Limited circa 1929-1930  
Sturdie Oil Company Ltd. 1947 - 1997+  
Sturgeon Petroleums Ltd. 1950 - 1994  
Sunbeam Oil Company Limited 1914-1916  
Sunburst Oil Company 1937-1955  
Sunburst Petroleum circa -1980-1981  
Super Oil Syndicate 1939  
Supertest Petroleum Corporation 1923-1971  
Supreme Oil and Gas Ltd. circa 1966  
Swift Current Oil & Gas Ltd. ~1953  
Swiss Oils of Canada (1959) Ltd. 1959-2003  

Tartan Petroleums Limited

1950-1962 Top
Tawadina Syndicate and Ram River Oils Limited 1937
Teapot Dome Oils, Ltd. 1929-1930  
Texaco Canada to 1989  
Texalta Oils Ltd. before 1937  
Texas Oil Venture, Limited circa 1934  
Thistle Oil Company Ltd. 1914-1920  
Titan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. 1951-1977  
Trans-Canada Explorations Limited 1955-1964  
Trans-Canada Resources Ltd. 1982-1989  
Trans-Empire Oils 1950-1957  
Trans-Leduc Oils Ltd. 1948-1964  
Trans-Western Oils Limited 1947-1967  
Trend Petroleums Limited circa 1955  
Trenton Gas and Oil Ltd. 1962  
Trenton Oil Company, Limited 1914-1916  
Triad Oil Company ?-1953  
Turbo Resources ? - 1990  
Turner Valley Supply Company Ltd. 1935-1949  
Twin Provinces Oil Co. Ltd. 1934  
Twin Richfield Oils 1932-1994  
Twin River Petroleums (Alberta) Ltd. 1947-1958  
Ulster Petroleums Ltd. to 2000 Top
Union Pacific Consolidated Oils Limited 1914-1916  
Union Pacific Oil and Gas Company 1914-1916  
Union Pacific Resources Group Inc. ?-2000  
Unisphere Explorers Ltd. 1962-1969  
United Canso Oil & Gas Ltd. 1954-1988  
United Oils of Alberta Ltd. 1912-1965  
Universal Gas and Oil, Limited ?  
Urban Oil Company Ltd. ?-1929  
Van-Leduc Petroleums Limited 1947  
Vanlos Oil Lands Limited circa 1952  
Vanpeg Royalties Limited 1939-1947 Top
Venus Oils 1951-1958?  
Vimy Oils Limited 1926-?  
Vulcan Oils Limited 1922-1958  
Wabash Oils Limited circa 1928  
Wainwell Oils Ltd. 1927-? Top
Wainwright Dome Oil Company Limited ?-2011  
Wainwright Petroleums, Limited 1926-1929  
Wampum Oils Ltd. 1952-?  
Wellington Oil and Gas Company Limited 1926-1968  
Wesberta Oils Company to 1959  
Wesley Gas Co. Ltd., Ontario circa 1986  
Wespac Petroleums Limited circa 1954-1970s  
Westgrowth Petroleums Ltd. to 1986  
Western Allenbee Oil & Gas Company Ltd. 1960-1989  
Western Decalta 1947-1977  
Western Petrochemical Corporation Ltd. 1952-1964  
Western Petroleum Company of Calgary 1914-1924  
Western Provinces Oil Company Limited 1926-1930  
West Williams Oil and Gas Company circa 1920s  
Weymarn Petroleums Limited 1935-1952  
York Oils, Ltd. circa 1937  
Zebedee Oil Ltd. 1971 Top

M & S Oils Limited - circa 1967

No information at all was located in our search for this Saskatchewan corporation.

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Macfie Resources Inc. - 1973-1989?

Macfie Resources, located in Calgary, was listed on the Vancouver Stock Exchange. The Chairman and President was Matt M. Newell of Calgary. He was inducted into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Madison Oil Ltd. - 1926-1987

Madison Oils was established in 1926 and in 1987 became part of Knee Hill Energy.  In turn Knee Hill merged with Inuvialuit Petroleum.

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Magnet Oil Company - 1914-1918

The Magnet Oil Company was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 and struck off in 1918. It did not complete any wells in Alberta and was among the many firms that had short lives in the first Turner Valley boom.

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Manitou Gas and Oil Syndicate - circa 1947

The Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct companies has no mention of this firm. As it was based in Regina, the Corporate Registry in Saskatchewan may have information.

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Man River Oil and Gas Company - circa 1922

Man River Oil and Gas is a 1922 Montana company that is inactive. North Battleford SK is listed as its address. Also, the 1937 edition of The Financial Post Survey of Canadian Oils shows a Mann River Oil & Gas Co. Ltd. on the list of Dead, Dormant and Inactive Companies.

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Maple Leaf Oil & Refining Co. - 1931-1992

According to the Alberta Companies list, Maple Leaf Oil & Refining was incorporated in 1931 and was on the books until 1992, although it is listed as inactive after 1977. From a sampling of various issues of the Financial Post Survey of Oils from the mid-1930s to the 1970s, Maple Leaf was never listed there.

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Maple Leaf Royalties, Ltd.
Maple Leaf Royalties Limited Warranty Certificate
Maple Leaf No. 1 Royalty Trust Certificate - 1939

According to the 1937 edition of The Financial Post Survey of Canadian Oils Maple Leaf Royalties Ltd. changed its name in 1935 to Canadian Maple Leaf Royalties Ltd. Canadian Maple Leaf Royalties Ltd. is shown as a 1934 incorporation as a Dominion incorporated company. In an agreement with Banner Oils, it was drilling Banner No.1 at 6-34-17-3W5 at 2240 feet in October of 1936. Operations were being financed by the sale of royalty shares. No further information was located. Eagle Energy advised that this is NOT the Maple Leaf Royalties Corp. that they acquired in January 2016. Maple Leaf Funds also say this is "not us".

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Marigold Oils Limited - 1949-1962

Marigold was incorporated in Alberta in 1949.  Its name was changed in 1962 to Unisphere Explorers Ltd. and in 1969 to New Unisphere Resources Ltd. The Alberta Corporate Registry may have information on their current status.

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(The) Maritime Petroleum Company, Limited - 1914-1920

The list of companies registered in Alberta shows this firm was incorporated in 1914 and struck from the register in 1920.  Our researcher doesn't believe it actually drilled for oil during the Turner Valley boom.

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Marpoint Gas & Oil Corporation Limited- ~1959-1962

According to the Financial Post Survey of Oils, Marpoint Gas & Oil was sold to Dynamic Petroleum Products Ltd. of Calgary on May 31, 1962.   Dynamic was struck from the Alberta Companies list in 1973.

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Maverick Mines and Oils Ltd. - 1952-1972

Maverick Mines and Oils was incorporated in Alberta in 1952. According to the Financial Post Survey of Oils it changed its name to Peregrine Petroleum Ltd. in 1972. It appears Peregrine Petroleum Ltd. was delisted from the stock exchange in 1992 (TSX Venture symbol PGR).

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McColl-Anderson Oil Company
McColl Bros. Ltd.
McColl-Frontenac Oil Company - 1873 to 1959
- forerunner of Texaco Canada

(This is an excerpt from "Canada's Early Oil Industry - A Brief History" by Brenda Curtis, originally published in The Petro-Philatelist. It was reproduced with permission of the author in the Petroleum History Society's newsletter Archives in June 2000.)

McColl-Anderson Oil Company was formed in 1873 in Toronto, Ontario, and consisted of a refinery and a lubricating oil and grease facility. Sometime before 1897 the name was shortened to McColl Bros. In 1927 it merged with Frontenac Oil Refineries to become McColl-Frontenac Oil Company. By then it had operations coast-to-coast. Around this time the Texas Corporation began to buy shares in McColl-Frontenac and within a few years gained controlling interest in the company. It further strengthened its interests by having McColl-Frontenac buy the Texas Company of Canada which had operations in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

The McColl-Frontenac name and its Red Indian products were in use until 1941 when they were replaced by the Texaco name and its Sky Chief products.

The McColl-Frontenac named was changed to Texaco in 1959. Texaco was acquired by Imperial Oil in 1989.

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McLeod Oil Company - 1922-1963

According to the Alberta  Companies list the McLeod Oil Company was incorporated in Alberta in 1922 and struck from the Alberta Corporate Register on December 14, 1963.  The company drilled five wells in Turner Valley during the 1920s.

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Melbourne Oil Company Limited - circa 1928

Melbourne Oil Company Limited was incorporated federally in 1928. According to The Financial Post Survey of Canadian Oils - 1937 they were "Inactive. Well in Stoney Indian Reserve, Alberta, abandoned."

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Mercury Oils, Limited - 1929-1956

According to the Financial Post Survey of Oils, Mercury Oils was incorporated in 1929 and produced in both Turner Valley and Leduc fields.  It was acquired in 1955-1956 by Mill City Petroleum which was in turn taken over by Pan Ocean Oil Corporation in 1971. Pan Ocean Oil Corporation was purchased by Marathon Oil Corporation in 1976.

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Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Ltd. - 1937-1943 and 1942-1953

Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Ltd. is curious because two companies with the same name seem to have been incorporated in Alberta at the same time.

The first was incorporated in 1937 and struck from the register in 1943.  The second was incorporated in 1942 and in 1953 changed its name to Midcon Oil and Gas Ltd.  It seems to have been wound up in 1977 but an inquiry with Alberta Registries might provide further information.

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Mid-Royal Oils Ltd. - 1929-1937

The 1937 Financial Post Survey of Oils states that Mid-Royal was in bankruptcy.

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Midway Oil Co. Ltd. - 1936-1938

The Midway Oil Company Ltd. was incorporated in Alberta in July, 1936 and dissolved in August, 1938. There is no indication it merged with some other firm.

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Mid-West Oil Company, Limited - 1917-1939

Mid-West Oil was incorporated in Alberta in 1917, formed by the merger of Northwestern Pacific Oil Company and Western Pacific Oil Company. Mid-West was struck from the Alberta Corporate register in 1939. However, the 1929 Financial Post Survey of Oils indicates it was inactive at that time, but controlled by Dalhousie Oil, a subsidiary of Imperial Oil.

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Mid-West Petroleum Corporation Limited - 1932-1948

Mid-West Petroleum Corporation Limited was incorporated provincially in Alberta in 1932. It was struck from the incorporation register in 1948, and there is no indication in the Companies list that it was taken over by anyone.

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Milk River Oils Limited - 1929- circa 1937

It is unlikely this company still exists. The Financial Post Survey of Canadian Oils - 1937 lists Milk River Oils Ltd. with a Dominion Incorporation in 1929. But there is no record of it on websites for Archives Canada, all Canadian Government sites, and Alberta Energy.

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Milk River Syndicate - 1930

There is no mention of this firm in the Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies, the Alberta Companies List, and the 1937 Financial Post Survey of Oils.

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Mill City Petroleum - before 1955-1971

According to the Financial Post Survey of Oils, Mill City Petroleum was taken over by Pan Ocean Oil Corporation in 1971. Pan Ocean Oil Corporation was purchased by Marathon Oil Corporation in 1976.

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Mill Creek Oil Ltd. - 1940-present

The inquirer has a share certificate dated May 22, 1957 showing the head office was in Calgary and the transfer agent was Prudential Trust Company Ltd., Calgary.

According to the Alberta companies list the company was incorporated in Alberta in 1940. It is is still active and filed an annual report in February 2012.

The successor to Prudential Trust is TD Waterhouse – perhaps you could try with them.  http://www.tdwaterhouse.ca/

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Mollusca Oils Limited - circa 1956

One source mentions Lochiel Exploration Ltd. formerly Mollusca Oils.

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Monarch Oil Company Limited - 1914-1928

Monarch Oil Company Limited was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 and struck from the registry in 1928.

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Monarch Oils Limited - 1950-1986

The list of Alberta companies shows that this firm was incorporated in 1950 and struck from the registry in 1986.  There is no indication in the list that it was purchased by or changed into another company. The 1961 Canadian Oil Register says the company “is in voluntary liquidation”.

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Monterey Petroleum Corporation (1971) Ltd. - 1971-1981

Monterey Petroleum Corporation (1971) Ltd. was struck from the Alberta Corporate Registry on April 30, 1981. Its previous names were Monterey Petroleum Corporation and Keno Oils Ltd.

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Moose Mountain Oil Company, Limited - 1914-1939

Moose Mountain was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 and struck from the Alberta Corporate Register in 1939. The 1929 Financial Post Survey of Oils indicates that they held lands in the Moose Mountain Field they leased to the Signal Hill Oil Company for development.

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Miracle Royalties - 1942

Our inquirer was asking about a certificate for Miracle Royalties Well No. 2 (6-4-21-3-W5), dated June 30, 1942, in Calgary, Alberta, under the name of Toole Peet Trust Company. The name "Vanpeg Royalties Limited" also appears on the certificate. Our researcher could find no record of the Miracle Royalties company.

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Mount Stephen Oil and Gas Company - 1914-1924

The Mount Stephen Company was one of the firms established in the first major oil boom in Alberta in 1914. It was incorporated in 1914 and dissolved in 1924.

Quoting from PHS Director Doug Cass's thesis (Investment in Alberta Petroleum 1914-1930, University of Calgary, 1985, p. 53-54):

“The Mount Stephen Oil Company was organized by George Cloakey and T. G. Weston. They drilled a well in the Monarch field west of Olds, Alberta that by 1916 cost of $100,000. A second well was put down in Turner Valley but was suspended in 1919. After this, Mount Stephen attempted to negotiate a sale of their holdings, which was eventually accomplished with the disposal of the assets to the McLeod Oil company in return for shares. Cloakey then went on to establish the Seneca Oil Company.”

A few notes on George Cloakey: Mr. And Mrs. Cloakey first came to the Westerdale District in 1890, homesteading on SW 1/4 of Sec.36-32-3-W5M (Alberta). Having developed his homestead they moved to Olds where he became a real estate agent and a landman for the CPR. Later they moved to Calgary and he was active in oil field developments in the Turner Valley area.

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Mud Lake Oil Fields Limited - 1914-1920

Mud Lake Oil Fields Limited was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 but they did not drill a well.  They were struck from the Alberta Companies list in 1920.

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Murrieta California Oils Limited - early 1900s-1979

Murrieta California Oils Limited was incorporated in British Columbia in the early 1900s. Our researcher could not find any reference to this firm in the normal reference works, such as the Financial Post Survey of Oils or Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct companies. One correspondent has shares purchased in 1938 and 1947, so the company was still in existence then, and was dissolved August 9, 1979 (thanks Carmen). The British Columbia registrar of companies or the British Columbia archives may be able to provide more information.

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Naidanac Oil and Gas - 1914-1921

Naidanac Oil and Gas was incorporated in Alberta in 1914. As far as we can tell it did not drill any wells.  The company was struck from the provincial register of companies in 1921.

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Nakamun Asphalt & Oil Co., Limited 1912-1920

The Nakumun firm was incorporated in 1912 and struck off in 1920.  It was an early oilsands firm.

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National Oil and Gas Company, Limited - 1914-1920

National Oil and Gas was incorporated in 1914 and began a well north of Cochrane Alberta, near Dogpound, in 1914 but it was soon abandoned.  The company was struck from the corporate register in 1920.

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Nanberta Oils Limited (or Danberta?) - circa 1929

Our researcher could find no reference to this company.

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National Oil Company - 1914-1915

National Oil Company was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 and struck from the corporate register in 1915.

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National Petroleum Corporation Limited - 1936- ?

According to the Companies list that our researcher has, National Petroleum was incorporated in 1936 in Alberta and at the time our list was printed (1997) it was still active.  However it ceased trading on exchanges in 1995.  According to the Nickle Directory that we have for 1993-1994 it was operated out of San Antonio, Texas, with an office in Calgary, but by the time of the 1997 directory it is not listed.  You can probably contact any registry office in Alberta and they should be able to tell you when it closed down, if in fact it did.

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New Concord Development Corporation Limited - circa 1952-1966

New Concord Development was struck from the Alberta Corporate Register on May 31, 1966. In 1952 it took over the entire assets of Ellesmere Oil & Development Limited and merged the companies.

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New Devon Petroleums Ltd. - ~1953-1958

New Devon Petroleums Ltd. was struck from the Alberta Corporate Register on August 30, 1958.

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New Devon Petroleums Ltd. - ~1953-1958

New Devon Petroleums Ltd. was struck from the Alberta Corporate Register on August 30, 1958.

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New Federal Oils Ltd. - circa 1926

New Federal was incorporated in Alberta in 1926. It took over Federal Oil & Gas Corp. and was inactive by 1937.

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New Marvel Oils Limited - 1924-1980

New Marvel Oils Limited was incorporated as a Federal Corporattion on September 6, 1924. It had an office in Calgary. Corporations Canada dissolved this company on December 16, 1980.

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New Red Creek Oil and Gas Ltd. - 1951-1971

The list of incorporated companies in Alberta shows New Red Creek was incorporated in 1951 and in 1971 was merged with another company.  Unfortunately the list does not give the name of the other firm.  A search at any registry office in Alberta may give you the successor company name. The company must have been a very small operation as the Oil and Gas directories from the early 1950s to the early 1970s never mention New Red Creek.

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New Valley Oil Company, Limited - 1926-1963

New Valley Oil Company was incorporated in Alberta in 1926 and struck from the Alberta Corporate Register on December 14, 1963.

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Norbaska Mines Limited, Saskatchewan - ?-1987

Norbaska Mines merged with Dore Explorations Inc. in 1987 to form Dore Norbaska Resources Inc.

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Norcen Energy Resources Limited - ?-1998

As of March 3, 1998, Norcen Energy Resources Limited was acquired by Union Pacific Resources Group Inc.

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Nordev Resources Limited - circa 1979

Nordev Resources changed its name to Vedron Limited in 1979.

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Norsul Oil and Mining Limited - 1949-circa 1984

Norsul was created on April 26, 1949, when Golden Spike Oil, Ltd. was incorporated under the laws of the Province of Alberta. Norsul became Aldina-Leduc Oil, Ltd. on February 28, 1959, and Norsul on February 17, 1961. Little information was found online, however a cease-trade order was issued in 1984.

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North East Oil Co. Ltd. - circa 1964-1997

North East Oil Co. Ltd. was dissolved and struck off the Saskatchewan Corporate Register on September 30, 1997.

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Northern Oils - 1914-1921 and 1928-1936

There were two companies named Northern Oils - one from 1914-1921. It would have been one of the many early Turner Valley companies that did not complete a well.

The second ran from 1928-1936 - but it is not listed in the Financial Post Survey of Oils. It must have been a very low key operation.

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Northland Oils Limited - circa 1971

Our inquirer had Northland Oils Limited stock certificates dated 1971, showing the company was incorporated under the laws of the province of Alberta. An internet search found that a company called Northland Oils Limited is now called Combined Logistics International Ltd. with a head office in Nassau.

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Northland Utilities - 1945-1972

Northland was incorporated in Alberta in July 1945. In 1972 its gas assets were acquired by Northwestern Utilities and its electrical generation and distributing assets by Alberta Power Company.  Northland was then wound up.

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North Western Pacific Oil Company Limited - 1914 - 1960

This company was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 and lasted until 1960 when it was struck. North Western Pacific was taken over by Mid-West Oil Company Limited in the 1917.  Mid-West was a subsidiary of Royalite Oil which was owned originally by Imperial Oil and then by Gulf.  Many of the historical records of Royalite are held by Glenbow, but there seems to be no record of this firm.

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Norton Syndicate Limited - 1926-1929

According to an Alberta corporate registry list, Norton Syndicate was incorporated in 1926 and struck from the register in 1929.

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Nu-Reality Oils Limited - pre 1957?-2002

In 1957 Reality Oils Limited was recapitalized as Nu-Reality Oils Limited. In 1960 Nu-Reality was acquired by Flag Oils Ltd. Thanks to S. Lungley at CIBC for this.

Nu-Reality Oils Limited was struck from the Alberta Corporate Register on October 1, 2002.

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Oil Creek Petroleum - 1914 - 1920

Oil Creek Petroleum was one of the hundreds of firms established in response to the first boom in Turner Valley. The 1997 list of incorporated Alberta companies shows it was established in 1914 but struck off the register in 1920.

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Oilcrest Petroleums Limited - circa 1951-1958

This Ontario company was wound up in 1958, according to an article in The Ottawa Journal entitled "Old shares in safety deposit box turn up no gems".

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Oil Sands Limited - 1943-1974

According to the Alberta Companies list, Oil Sands Limited was provincially incorporated in Alberta in 1943 and struck from the register in 1974.

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Oil Ventures Limited - 1938-1970

Oil Ventures was incorporated in Alberta in 1938 and struck from the register in 1970.

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Omnium Oil Development Company Limited - 1927

We checked several standard reference sources:

  • incorporated companies in Alberta
  • Financial Post survey of predecessor and defunct companies
  • Financial Post survey of oils 1929

We cannot find this firm at all. As this firm was registered in Canada and in existence in 1927, perhaps the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa may have some information.

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Ontario-Alberta Oil Explorations Limited - circa 1929

Ontario-Alberta Oil was incorporated under the Companies Act of Canada. According to the 1937 edition of The Financial Post Survey of Canadian Oils, Ontario-Alberta Oil Explorations is "believed to be dead, dormant or inactive."

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Osias Resources Canada Ltd. - 1971-1974

Previously Anaconda Oil Company Ltd., Canadian Anaconda Oils Ltd. and Anaconda Petroleum Ltd., the company changed its name to Zebedee Oil Ltd. in 1971, then Osias Resources Canada Ltd. the same year.  In 1974 the name changed again to Troy Gold Industries Ltd.  Troy was struck off the register in 1981.

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Pace Oil & Gas Limited - circa 2011-2013

In March 2013, Pace Oil & Gas, AvenEx Energy Corp. and Charger Energy Corp. shareholders approved a 3-way merger to create a new intermediate dividend-paying producer called Spyglass Resources Corp.

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Pacemaker Petroleums Limited - circa 1951

Pacemaker Petroleum was dissolved. See http://en.allexperts.com/q/Canadian-Stocks-1073/2010/4/old-stocks-31.htm

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Pacific Petroleums Ltd. - ?-1978

Petro-Canada took over Pacific Petroleums Ltd. in 1978. (Pacific had been 48% owned by Phillips Petroleum Co.)

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Palliser Oils Limited - 1928 - ~1938

Palliser Oils received Dominion incorporation in 1928 to explore in Turner Valley. They are gone from the Financial Post Survey of Oils by the mid-1930s. According to the Schedule of Wells put out by the Alberta Conservation Board they drilled no wells.

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Pamawala Oil and Gas Company Limited - ?

Our researcher can find no record of Pamawala Oil and Gas Company Limited in the Financial Post Survey of Oils and the FP Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies. As the company was incorporated in Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Corporate Registry may have some information on it.

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Pan-Canadian Oil Limited - 1925

We checked reference sources such as the Financial Post Survey of Oils [it began in 1929] but could find no reference to Pan-Canadian Oil Limited headquartered in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan.

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PanCanadian Petroleum Limited - 1971-2002
PanCanadian Energy Corporation

PanCanadian Petroleum began in 1971. It was the new name of the company resulting from the purchase of Central-Del Rio by Canadian Pacific Oil and Gas. PanCanadian was purchased by Alberta Energy Company in 2002 and became EnCana. Later EnCana was split into EnCana and Cenovus.

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Pan Ocean Oil Corporation - ?-1976

Pan Ocean Oil Corporation was purchased by Marathon Oil Corporation in 1976.

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Pan Western Oils Ltd. - ?-1960

Pan Western Oils Ltd. was struck from the Alberta Corporate Register on March 15, 1960.

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Paracorp Limited - 1981-1992

According to the Financial Post Survey of Oils and Predecessor & Defunct Companies, Paracorp Limited became the new name of Amalta Oils & Minerals in November 1981 and was struck from the companies register on July 1, 1992.

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Paramount Oils Limited - circa 1935-1954

According to the Petroleum Registry of Alberta, Paramount Oils Limited was struck from the Alberta companies register on November 15, 1954.

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Patron Oil Company - 1928-?

In the Financial Post Survey of Oils for 1929 (its first year), Patron is listed as incorporated in Saskatchewan in 1928, with headquarters in Winnipeg. The next volume our researcher has is for 1937 and the company is not listed. Our researcher found a manual circa 1950s put out by Gas & Oil Products Ltd./ Gas & Oil Refineries Ltd./ Patron Oil Company Ltd./ Valley Oil Operators Ltd.  so it seems that Patron merged with this other group of firms from Calgary.

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Peninsular Petroleums Limited - 1929-1937

Peninsular  Petroleums was incorporated federally in 1929, based on King Street in Toronto.  In the Financial Post Survey of Oils for 1937 the company is listed as dormant, without funds.

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Peregrine Petroleum Ltd. - 1972-1992

According to the Financial Post Survey of Oils, Maverick Mines and Oils changed its name to Peregrine Petroleum Ltd. in 1972. It appears Peregrine Petroleum Ltd. was delisted from the stock exchange in 1992 (TSX Venture symbol PGR).

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Petro-Canada - 1976-2009

Petro-Canada, a Canadian Crown corporation, started operating in 1976. It merged with Suncor Energy in 2009. The upstream division is known as Suncor Energy, while the retail arm retained the Petro-Canada name.

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Petroleum Investments Corp. Ltd. - circa 1939

Petroleum Investments Corp. Ltd. was incorporated in Alberta. According to a 1963 letter from a Calgary lawyer who was administrating an estate, Petroleum Investments Corp. Ltd. is defunct.

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Petro Oil and Gas Ltd. or
Petrol Oil and Gas Ltd. - pre 1964

Our researcher could not find information on Petro Oil and Gas. However he found that Petrol Oil and Gas was incorporated in Ontario in 1920 and in 1983 amalgamated with Universal Explorations Ltd. under the latter name.  As of the late 1990s it was apparently still in operation.

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Phillips Petroleum Company - to 2002

In 2002, Phillips Petroleum Company united with Conoco Inc. to become ConocoPhillips Company.

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Piedmont Petroleum Products Company Limited - 1914-1918

According to the Alberta Companies list, Piedmont Petroleum was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 and went out of business in 1918.

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Pinnacle Petroleums Ltd. - circa 1969

According to Postmedia's Infomart, Pinnacle Petroleums is defunct.

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Place Gas and Oil Company Ltd.
Place Resources Corporation - 1958- circa 2000

Place Gas and Oil Company Ltd. was incorporated in Ontario in 1958 and up to the 1960s most of its activities were in Ontario. The name was changed to Place Resources Corporation in 1986 and the headquarters moved to Calgary. In 1998 it was a ‘junior’ oil company with only 8 employees. It disappears from the oil company directories around 2000 but we have been unable to locate further information about what may have happened to it.

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Pontiac Petroleum - 1953-1959

Incorporated in Alberta in 1953, Pontiac had interests in two wells at Leduc and eight in Texas.  It was struck from the register in 1959.

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Prairie City Oil Company Ltd. - 1912-1932

Prairie City Oil Company Ltd. was incorporated in Alberta in 1912. It was inactive in the 1920s and was struck from the register in 1932.

There also is a Prairie City Oil Company listed in the 1912 Henderson's directory for Winnipeg - A. E. Lewis, Manager, importers and manufacturers of illuminating and lubricating oils, greases and specialties. We don't know if this is the same Alberta company, or a different company. It was still listed in 1928 but gone from the 1942 directory (which is the next one we have access to after the 1928 one).

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Prairie Natural Gas Company Limited - circa 1924-1929

The Prairie Natural Gas Company Limited was struck from the Alberta Corporate Registry on March 30, 1929.

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Prairie Oil Cooperative - 1945-1974

Prairie Oil Cooperative was incorporated in Alberta in 1945 and struck in 1974. 

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Prairie Oil Royalties Company, Ltd. - 1951-1995

Prairie Oil Royalties Company, Ltd. was incorporated in Saskatchewan in 1951, and continued in 1978. The company amalgamated with 609764 Saskatchewan Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Norcen Energy Resources Limited, in 1995.

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Price Oil Development and Refining Company Limited - 1928-circa 1937

According to the Financial Post Survey of Oils for 1929 this company was incorporated in Saskatchewan in 1928, with headquarters in Winnipeg.  It operated plants in Vancouver, Edmonton, Wainwright and Moose Jaw.  The 1937 Financial Post Survey of Oils shows the company as "wound up".

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Progress Oil & Gas Company, Limited - 1914

Progress Oil & Gas was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 and was struck from the Alberta registry in 1920. It was one of the small companies that started drilling in 1914, soon to abandon its well.

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Provincial Gas and Oil Company - ?

The 1952 edition of the Financial Post Survey of Oils shows that Provincial Gas and Oil Company was already “dead or dormant”. As the company was incorporated in Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Corporate Registry may have some information on it.

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The Prudential Oil and Gas Company, Limited - 1914-1920

Involved in Alberta oil development generated by the first Turner Valley wells of 1914. Turner Valley pioneer Stewart Herron was involved in this company. Prudential was incorporated in 1914 and struck in 1920.

In June of 1914, the head office was 704A Centre Street, Calgary, Alberta, Phone M 6390. The Directors were:

  • John L. Graham, broker - Pres. and Man.Dir.
  • Isaac Saunders, President Calgary Saddlery Co. - Vice-President
  • Leslie E. Seller, Imperial Life Assurance Co. - Sec.-Treas.
  • Ernest M. Adams, Vice-President Wood, Vallance & Adams
  • Dr. C. F. McGuffin, Surgeon
  • Ernest C. Watson, Capitalist, Victoria

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Queen City Oil Company - 1877 - 1912

Queen City Oil was established by Samuel Rogers in 1877, later acquired by Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Trust, and acquired by Imperial Oil in 1899 when Standard acquired control of Imperial. The company name was changed from Queen City Oil Works to Queen City Oil Company in 1882. It was Ontario's largest petroleum wholesaler. (Rogers' brother, Elias, had his own company, called Elias Rogers and Sons, that was purchased by McColl Brothers.)

Quoting from Mulvany, Charles Pelham and Graham Adam Mercer, “The History of Toronto and County of York” Toronto, 1885:

"Queen City Oil Company, 30 Front Street East, was established in Toronto by Samuel Rogers & Co., in January, 1877, under the name of the Queen City Oil Works, which was changed to its present style in 1882, with Samuel Rogers as manager. The works were on the Esplanade till 1882, when they were removed to their present location. The manufactory is situated on Sherbourne Street, and is a brick structure 66 x 119 feet, with a wing 60 x 22. There are two brick warehouses on Princess Street, being respectively 60 X 22 feet and 40 x 80 feet, the latter having a wing 25 x 80 feet. There are also offices and cooper shops. Eighteen men are employed at the works; nine in the office, and twelve on the road in Ontario. At Montreal there is a branch warehouse, where a large quantity of oil is sold annually. The business has increased from time to time until at present it reaches fully half a million of dollars a year. All kinds of lubricating and refined oils are manufactured, and sold in every part of the Dominion. The company owns six tank cars, which are constantly kept busy on the road. In 1883 they received gold medals at Toronto, Guelph and London."

Thanks to Earle Gray for research on Queen City Oil.

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Quinalta Petroleum Ltd. - circa 1957-1975

Quinalta Petroleum Ltd. was struck from the Alberta Corporate Registry on September 15, 1975.

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Quonto Petroleums Limited - 1957-1972

According to the Financial Post Survey of Predecessor Companies, Quonto Petroleums was incorporated in Ontario in 1957; the name was changed to Quonto Exploration Limited in 1962 and it was dissolved in 1972.

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Radiant Oils Ltd. - 1914-1921

We checked the list of incorporated companies for Alberta and this firm is listed as being incorporated in 1914 and defunct in 1921.

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Ranchmen's Resources Ltd. - 1988-1995

In 1995, Ranchmen's was acquired by Crestar Energy. In November 2000, Crestar Energy, Inc. was acquired by Gulf Canada Resources Limited. Then Gulf Canada was then taken over by Conoco in 2001.

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Rand Petroleums Limited- 1920

The Alberta Companies list shows no record of the company being incorporated in Alberta.  It is also not listed on the Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies.  There is a listing in the 1929 Financial Post Survey of Oils but it refers to a federally incorporated firm established that year, 9 years after this company. 

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Range Oil & Gas Co. Ltd. - circa 1929

According to a 1963 letter from a Calgary lawyer who was administrating an estate, federally incorporated Range Oil & Gas is defunct.

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Ranger Oil Company Limited - 1926- circa 1940s

Ranger Oil Company Ltd. was incorporated in 1926 (under Dominion incorporation) to drill in Turner Valley. Its headquarters was in Calgary. The Financial Post Survey of Oils in the mid-1940s says it was defunct by that time.

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Ranger Oil Ltd. - 1950-2000

Ranger Oil was an Alberta based company with its main office in Calgary. Originally under Maygill Petroleum Company Ltd., Ranger Oil was created in 1950 with the mission to explore and develop oil and gas formations in North America. In 1958, Jack Pierce, the first president and personality behind the creation of Ranger, incorporated the company. In August 2000, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. purchased Ranger Oil.

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Reality Oils Limited - 1949-1957

According to the Companies List from the Alberta Government this firm was incorporated in Alberta in 1949.

In 1957, it was recapitalized as Nu-Reality Oils Ltd. (Each share Capital Stock no par exchanged for 0.1 share Capital stock no par.) Thanks to S. Lungley at CIBC for this.

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Record Oil Company Limited - 1914-1936

The Record Oil Company was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 and struck from the register in 1936.  It started one well in the Turner Valley field in Alberta.   Record was taken over by Mill City Petroleum in 1929, which in turn was taken over by Pan Ocean Oil Corporation in 1971.  Pan Ocean was purchased by Marathon Oil in 1976.

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Red Creek Oil and Gas Ltd. - 1951-1975

The Alberta Companies List shows Red Creek was incorporated in Alberta in 1951.  In 1975 it indicates that the company’s status has changed. This usually means the company was purchased by someone but it doesn't say who that was.

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Red Star Refineries Ltd. and
Canadian Marine Engineering Company Ltd.

We could not find any reference to Red Star or Canadian Marine Engineering. The inquirer mentioned a take-over by Frontenac Oil Refineries Ltd. We will check the Imperial Oil Archives at the Glenbow for some information on Frontenac which ultimately became part of Imperial.

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Redwater Consolidated Oils, Limited - circa 1949

Redwater Consolidated Oils was struck from the Register of Alberta Companies in 1969.

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Refineries Distributors Ltd - circa 1929

The 1929 Financial Post Survey of Oils (first year printed) lists the company as having Federal Incorporation and headquarters in Edmonton. The company is not mentioned in the Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies and the Alberta Companies List. The Library and Archives Canada may have more information. Our inquirer said the vice president of the company was H.S. Stewart.

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Regal Oil Corporation in Ontario - 1924

We have no information. There may be information in the Archives of Ontario.

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Regal Oil - 1914-1920 and 1927-1938

There were two firms with the Regal name:  Regal Oil Company of Alberta, 1914-1920, another early Turner Valley company.

Also the Regal Oil & Refining Company, 1927-1938.  The 1935 Financial Post survey of Oils says it was sold to Imperial Oil in 1935.

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(The) Regent Oil Company Limited ? - 1920

The Regent Oil Company Limited was struck from the Alberta Corporate Register on August 14, 1920.

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Resolute Oil & Gas Company Ltd. - 1949-1988?
Resolute Petroleums Ltd.
Resolute Corporation

The 1969 Canadian Oil Register shows that the company was incorporated in Ontario in 1949 – headquarters at 555 Burhamthorpe Rd, Etobicoke. It was controlled by Cessland Corporation. The Officers were G. E. Buchanan of Toronto and N. Murray of Islington, and Directors were S.G. Moore, G. E. Buchanan, L. R. Johnson and S. Nikiforuk, all of Toronto and W. S. Bishop of Etobicoke. They had small gas production at Cessford, Alberta.

The Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies shows the Resolute Oil & Gas Company Ltd. incorporated in Ontario in 1949 changed its name in 1965 to Resolute Petroleums Ltd. It changed its name again on July 26, 1988 to Resolute Corporation. We could not find out anything after that.

Perhaps the Ontario Archives could provide some additional background on the firm.

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Richfield Petroleum Ltd. - 1929-1995

According to the Financial Post 1948 Survey of Oils, Richfield Petroleum Ltd. was incorporated in 1929 under a Dominion charter.  In 1948 it seemed to be in rough shape but hoping to make a comeback. 

Apparently it did, as the Financial Post Predecessors and Defunct listings states that in 1952 it changed its name to New Richfield Petroleum Limited

In turn it changed its name to Twin Richfield Oils Ltd. in 1969.

An amalgamation of some sort appears to have taken place under Canadian regulations in 1988. 

The last report of the company was in 1990 and dissolution was said to have been in progress as of Nov. 1, 1995 according to the Financial Post Mines and Energy listing. 

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Richland Oils Limited - 1937-1997

The Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies for 1997 indicates that Richland Oils Ltd. was wound up and does not seem to have been taken over by another company.

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Roberta Oils - 1930

Roberta Oils, an early Turner Valley firm, was taken over by Teapot Dome Oils, Ltd.

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Rockton Oil and Gas Company Limited - 1936

Our inquirer had shares of this company which indicate it was in operation around 1936 in Dundas, Ontario. Our researcher could not find any information about this firm in the usual sources such as the Financial Post Survey of Oils and the Canadian Oil and Gas Directory. He suggested contacting the Ontario Archives.

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Rocky Mountain Oilfields Ltd. - before 1937

According to the 1937 issue of The Financial Post Survey of Canadian Oils this company was “Wound up; charter surrendered or cancelled; declared to be dead by company officials or by persons believed to be responsible to answer for the company.”

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Roxana Petroleums Limited 1936-1939
Roxana Oils - 1939-1957
Allied Roxana Minerals Ltd. 1957 -1974
Cavalier Energy - 1974
Cavalier Energy Ltd. - 1978-1988

Roxana Petroleums was incorporated in Alberta in 1936 and went through a series of name changes over the years:

Roxana Oils - 1939
Allied Roxana Minerals Ltd. - 1957
Merged into Cavalier Energy - 1974
Cavalier Energy Ltd. - 1978
Shares acquired by Cavalier Capital Corporation in 1988.

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Royal Arch Oils Limited - 1951 - 1956

The Alberta Companies list shows Royal Arch Oils was incorporated in Alberta in 1951 and struck from the register in 1956. There is no indication that they were taken over by another firm.

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Saskalon Uranium and Oils Ltd. - before 1961

Our reader was tracing Metoils, a Canadian company from 1948. They had already found out that Metoils was bought in 1953 by Savannah Oils and Mines Ltd., which was then bought in 1954 by Saskalon Uranium and Oils Ltd.

The Financial Post Survey of Oils it says that Saskalon Uranium and Oils was dissolved in 1961.

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Saskatchewan Petroleum Company Limited - 1914-?

Our researcher could not find any reference to this company. However The Financial Post Survey of Canadian Oils for 1937 shows "Sask. Petroleum Co." as "Struck off register", which may or may not be the same company. The Saskatchewan Corporate Registry may have more information.

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Sastex Oil & Gas Limited - 1953-1984
Sastex Petro-Minerals Ltd. - 1984-1992

According to the Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies, Sastex was originally incorporated in Alberta in 1953 as Sastex Oil & Gas Limited.  It was re-incorporated in 1984 as Sastex Petro-Minerals Ltd. but struck from the register on July 1, 1992.

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Saxon Oil and Gas Company Limited - 1914-1920

According to the Alberta Companies list, Saxon Oil was incorporated in Alberta and soon went out of business. It was struck from the companies register in 1920.

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Scurry-Rainbow Oil Limited - ?-1993

Scurry-Rainbow Oil Limited was acquired by Home Oil Company Limited in 1993.

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Segur Oil Company - 1914-1921

Segur Oil Company was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 and struck from the register in 1921.

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Seneca Explorations Limited - 1962-1967

According to the Financial Post Survey of Predecessor Companies (1987 edition) Seneca was incorporated in Ontario in 1962 and their charter was cancelled in May 1967.

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Select Oils Ltd. - 1949-1962

According to the Companies list our researcher has, Select Oils was incorporated in 1949 and struck from the register of companies in 1962. The Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies indicates the assets were purchased in 1962 by Medallion Petroleums.  Medallion merged with Canadian Industrial Gas and Oil in 1964 and then with several other companies to create Norcen Energy in 1975.

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Senator Oil and Gas - 1929

Senator Oil and Gas was incorporated in Ottawa in 1929 and based in Ottawa. We could find no further information.

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Sentinel Oils - 1926-1947 and 1937-1955

Sentinel Oils was incorporated federally in 1926 and drilled one well in the Calling Valley field near Turner Valley, Alberta. There were several stops and starts and it was not abandoned until about 1947, without production.  There was also a Sentinel Oils incorporated in Alberta in 1937 which was likely the same firm; it was struck from the register of companies in 1955.

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Share Mines & Oils Ltd. - 1966 - 1992

Incorporated in Alberta in 1966, Share Mines & Oils Ltd. was delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange in 1992.

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Share Oils Limited - 1936-1965

Share Oils Limited was incorporated in Alberta in 1936 and had one well in Turner Valley.  They were struck from the incorporation register in 1965.

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Shunda Oils Limited - 1944-1956

According to the Financial Post Survey of Oils, Shunda was incorporated in both Ontario and Alberta in 1944.  The company headquarters were in Windsor, Ontario and their landholdings were in the Shunda Creek structure in Alberta.  The #1 well was drilled in the mid-1940s and abandoned on August 1, 1947.  The company also owned shares in and partnered with Lion Oils, Kitalta Oils and Canokla drilling.  The directors were W. F. Bowman, W. H. Thibaudeau, N. C. McDonald of Windsor, O. H. Fisher of Detroit and J. C. Milligan of Calgary.  The company was inactive by the early 1950s and was struck from the companies list in 1956.

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Signal Hill - 1925-1930

Signal Hill was incorporated in 1925 and held various lands southwest of Calgary. Their one well near Moose Mountain was abandoned in 1927 and the company seems to have been dormant by 1930.

As Signal Hill was federally incorporated, the National Archives may have record of the date of dissolution.

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Solv-Ex Corporation - ?-2003

Solv-Ex was struck from the Alberta Corporate Register on July 2, 2003.

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South Eastern Gas and Oil Company Limited - circa 1975

According to an internet search, South Eastern Gas and Oil Company Limited (an Ontario corporation) "had its charter cancelled in the late 1970's. No current value."
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Canadian-Stocks-1073/2012/9/old-stock-23.htm

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South End Petroleums Limited - 1929

The Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies lists South End as Dominion Incorporation in 1929, struck off the register of companies.

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Spartan Explorations, Ltd. - 1967-1974

According to the Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies the company was incorporated in BC in 1967 and the name changed to Nuspar Resources in August 1974.  The company was struck from the registry and dissolved in September 1995.

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Spartan Oil Company - 1914-1920

Spartan incorporated in 1914 and dissolved in 1920. It was headquartered in Edmonton. The Financial Post Survey of Oils for 1929 (first one printed) says company is dead.

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Spike-Redwater Oil Co., Limited - 1949-1960

Spike-Redwater Oil Co. was incorporated in Ontario in 1949. They operated out of Toronto and had acreage in St. Michel and Lloydminster.  They were struck from the companies register in 1960. This company was incorporated by the same group as Leberta-Redwater Oil Co., Limited.

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Spooner Mines and Oils Limited - circa 1960
Spooner Oils Limited - 1926-?

For Spooner Mines and Oils Limited circa 1960 see http://en.allexperts.com/q/Canadian-Stocks-1073/2011/1/Spooner-Mines-Oils-Limited.htm

While that company appears to be out of business, a company called Spooner Oils Limited was formed under a Dominion charter in 1926. According to the 1937 The Financial Post Survey of Canadian Oils this Calgary company was still in business in 1937 with producing wells in the Turner Valley area.

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Standard Oil Fields of Alberta, Limited - 1913-1918

The Alberta Companies list shows this firm was incorporated in Alberta in 1913 and then struck from the register in 1918. It was one of many early Turner Valley firms that did not even get to the point of starting a well.

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Steepbank Oil and Asphalt Company - 1912-1916

The Steepbank company was incorporated in Alberta in 1912 and struck from the register in 1916. It was an early oilsands company.

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Stokes-Stephens Oil Company, Limited - 1914-1923

The Stokes-Stephens company was incorporated in 1914 and wound up in 1923.  It began drilling a well in Turner Valley but the company had trouble with its drilling contractor and was unable to complete the well.

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Structure Oil and Gas Company Limited - circa 1929-1930

According to the Financial Post Survey of Oils (1937), Structure Oil and Gas was incorporated in Alberta but went into liquidation starting in March 1931.

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Sturdie Oil Company Ltd. - 1947 - 1997

The most recent list of Alberta incorporated companies that our researcher has (1997) shows Sturdie Oils Ltd. was incorporated in Alberta in 1947 and as of 1997 was still operating.

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Sturgeon Petroleums Ltd. - 1950 - 1994

The Alberta Companies list shows Sturgeon Petroleums was incorporated in 1950 and struck from the register in 1994. There is no indication that they were taken over by another firm.

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Sunbeam Oil Company Limited - 1914-191650 - 1994

Sunbeam Oil Company Limited was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 but struck from the register in 1916.  It was one of the many little Turner Valley companies that did not last very long.

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Sunburst Oil Company - 1937-1955

According to the Financial Post Survey of Oils Sunset Oils was incorporated in Alberta in 1937. They drilled two wells in  Turner Valley [#1 in 1937 and #2 in 1938] which continued to produce for several years. They also partnered with several other firms in the McConset syndicate at Leduc which drilled 5 successful wells.  Sunset dissolved in 1955.

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Sunburst Petroleum - circa 1980-1983

Sunburst Petroleum, of Vancouver, does not show in the Canadian Oil Register for the early and mid-1980s. The BC corporate registrar may have some information on this company. The shares stopped trading in 1983 and Sunburst was delisted by the Vancouver Stock Exchange in 1984.

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Super Oil Syndicate - 1939

We could find no record of this company in the Financial Post Survey of Oils, the Canadian Oil and Gas Directory or the Alberta Companies List.

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Supertest Petroleum Company - 1923-1971

"The Canadian holding company of British Petroleum was renamed BP Canada in 1969; and in 1971, it acquired 97.8% stake of Supertest. Subsequently, Supertest was renamed to BP Canada Ltd, and other Canadian interests of British Petroleum amalgamated to the new company."
From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BP_Canada thanks to David W.

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Supreme Oil and Gas Ltd. ~ circa 1966

The Alberta corporation Supreme Oil and Gas Ltd. appears to be defunct, according to an online search.

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Swift Current Oil & Gas Ltd. ~ 1953

We could find no record of this company in the Financial Post Survey of Oils and the Canadian Oil Register from the 1950s to the 1980s. 

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Swiss Oils of Canada (1959) Ltd. - 1959-2003

Swiss Oils of Canda (1959) Ltd. was dissolved on August 21, 2003. For a little history on the company, check out page 7 of the George Cross News Letter No. 198(1967).

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Tartan Petroleums Limited - 1950-1962

Tartan Petroleums was incorporated in Alberta in 1950 and struck from the register of companies in 1962.

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Tawadina Syndicate & Ram River Oils Limited
(Share certificate dated September 1937.
1952 documents indicate Ram River Oils entered into agreement with Richland Oil Development Co. of Canada )

(PHS President, Clint Tippett, researched this company.)

"I couldn't find any reference to this Tawadina Syndicate in any of the corporate level references I have.  Consequently I believe that it was a privately held company or arrangement. ...

"Richland Oil Development of Canada Limited  was incorporated in Alberta in 1951.  It changed its name to Richland Oil and Gas Ltd. in 1955.  The latter is also listed as having been incorporated in Alberta in 1951 and it was merged into Toloda Drilling Ltd. in 1971.  I could find no further trace of this last company."

Ram River Oils was struck from the Alberta Corporate Register in 1963. There is a good little history of Ram River in the June 1982 issue of Roughneck magazine.

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Teapot Dome Oils, Ltd. - 1929-1930

Teapot Dome Oils, Ltd. was federally incorporated in 1929 by a group of investors from England, the US and Vancouver. Most of the company holdings were in Wyoming, but the firm took over Roberta Oils, an early Turner Valley firm.

Not much development work was done and in the 1939 Financial Post survey of oils it says that the firm had merged into the Atlantic Keystone Petroleums Ltd. which had been inactive since the early 1930s

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Texaco Canada - to 1989

Around 1927 the Texas Corporation began to buy shares in McColl-Frontenac and within a few years gained controlling interest in the company. It further strengthened its interests by having McColl-Frontenac buy the Texas Company of Canada which had operations in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. The McColl-Frontenac named was changed to Texaco in 1959. Texaco was acquired by Imperial Oil in 1989.

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Texalta Oils Ltd. - before 1937

The 1937 Financial Post Survey of Canadian Oils shows Texalta Oils Ltd. as struck off the corporate register.

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Texas Oil Venture, Limited - circa 1934

Our researcher could find no information on this company. As it was incorporated in British Columbia, the B.C. Corporate Registrar may have some information.

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Thistle Oil Company Ltd. - 1914-1920

This was one of hundreds of small firms established during the first major oil boom at Turner Valley in 1914.  Very few wells were ever drilled by these firms before the war intervened. Thistle was incorporated in 1914 and struck from the register in 1920.

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Titan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. - 1951-1977

Titan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. is listed in the Alberta Companies list - it was incorporated on March 12, 1951 and struck off on May 14, 1977. The company seems to have been based in Calgary in the 1960s and it moved to Vancouver in the 1970s.  Most of their wells were in the USA.

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Trans-Canada Explorations Limited - 1955-1964

Trans-Canada Explorations was incorporated in 1955 in Ontario and in 1964 merged with the Roman Corporation which sold its assets in 2006.

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Trans-Canada Resources Ltd. - 1982-1989

In 1988, Trans-Canada Resources did a 1 for 10 reverse split and became Consolidated Transcanada. In 1989, it was acquired by Ranchmen's Resources. In 1995, Transcanada/ Ranchmen's was acquired by Crestar Energy. In November 2000, Crestar Energy, Inc. was acquired by Gulf Canada Resources Limited. Then Gulf Canada was then taken over by Conoco in 2001.

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Trans-Empire Oils - 1950-1957

Trans-Empire Oils was incorporated federally in 1950. The name was changed to West Canadian Oil and Gas in 1957 which then merged with Canadian Delhi Oil Ltd. in 1961.  The named was changed to CanDel Oil Ltd in 1972 and it was purchased in 1981 by Sulpetro.  The latter firm sold all of its assets to Esso Resources Canada in 1988. (The Glenbow Archives in Calgary holds some of the operating records of West Canadian Oil as part of the West Canadian Collieries Ltd. papers.)

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Trans-Leduc Oils Ltd. - 1948-1964

The Trans-Leduc Oils Ltd. was incorporated in Ontario in 1948 and dissolved in 1964. The directors towards the end of the company's activities were W. T. Davidson and D. Davidson. It doesn't appear from the directories that the company was carried on by another firm.

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Trans-Western Oils Limited - 1947-1967

Trans-Western Oils Limited was incorporated in 1947 in BC. It was taken over by Acroll Oil & Gas of Alberta in 1967.

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Trend Petroleums Limited - circa 1955

We could not find information on Trend Petroleum Limited of Toronto, Ontario. The company was not incorporated in Alberta according to the Alberta Companies list. Several issues of the Financial Post Survey of Oils for the mid-1960s do not list the company. The Ontario Corporate Registry may have information on this company.

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Trenton Gas and Oil Ltd. - 1962

The Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies (1997) says the company was incorporated in Ontario in 1962 and dissolved on May 29, 1961.  The latter is obviously a typo but it appears that it was closed down at an early stage.

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Trenton Oil Company, Limited 1914-1916

The Trenton Oil Company was incorporated in 1914 and wound up in 1916.  As far as we know, it did not drill a well.

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Triad Oil Company ?-1953

"In 1953, British Petroleum Company (BP) entered the Canadian market through the purchase of a minority stake in Calgary-based Triad Oil Company."
From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BP_Canada thanks to David W.

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Turbo Resources Limited - ?-1990

Turbo Resources became Canadian Turbo Inc. in 1990.

Turner Valley Supply Company Ltd. - 1935-1949

The companies list for Alberta shows that Turner Valley Supply was incorporated in Alberta in 1935 and operated until 1949 when its status changed (not sure what happened then).  The Henderson’s City Directories for Calgary list the company at #510, 300 – 8th Avenue S. W., with C. H. Hanson as manager through the 1940s, but it is not in the 1950 directory.

Turner Valley Supply Company Ltd. - 1935-1949

The companies list for Alberta shows that Turner Valley Supply was incorporated in Alberta in 1935 and operated until 1949 when its status changed (not sure what happened then).  The Henderson’s City Directories for Calgary list the company at #510, 300 – 8th Avenue S. W., with C. H. Hanson as manager through the 1940s, but it is not in the 1950 directory.

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Twin Provinces Oil Co. Ltd. - 1934

Both the active and inactive (precursor and defunct) listings from the Financial Post have no company by this name.

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Twin Richfield Oils - 1932-1994

According to the Alberta Companies list there have been three Twin Richfield Oils incorporated in the province.

The first was incorporated in 1932 and became inactive in 1983.

The second was incorporated in 1983 [likely the same firm coming back to life] and then inactive again in 1989.

The third was incorporated in 1989 [likely the same firm again] and was struck from the register in 1994, indicating it was out of business.

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Twin River Petroleums (Alberta) Ltd. - 1947-1958

Twin River Petroleums (Alberta) Ltd. was incorporated in 1947 and struck from the register in 1958.

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Ulster Petroleums Ltd. - to 2000

Ulster was acquired by Anderson Exploration Ltd. in 2000.

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Union Pacific Consolidated Oils Limited - 1914-1916

Union Pacific Consolidated Oils Limited was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 by John Engman of Calgary.  He merged 6 or 7 of the little Turner Valley companies and altogether the firm drilled 5 wells.  A good deal of their money came from investors in the US midwest.  By 1916 the company had found no production so it was liquidated.  It was struck from the companies register in 1921.

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Union Pacific Oil and Gas Company - 1914-1916

The Union Pacific Oil and Gas Company was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 but did not have any success and was out of existence by 1916.

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Union Pacific Resources Group Inc. - ?-2000

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. agreed to acquire Union Pacific Resources Group Inc. on April 3, 2000 .

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United Canso Oil & Gas Ltd. - 1954-1995

According to the McGill digital library, United Canso Oil & Gas Ltd. was incorporated in Canada in 1954. The company was placed into receivership in 1988, and it was dissolved in 1995 following liquidation of assets. Shareholders received no value.

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United Oils of Alberta Ltd. - 1912-1965
United Oils Limited - 1939-1950

According to the Devenish Building website (http://thedevenish.com/pages/history.html), Oscar Devenish took out leases in southern Alberta that eventually amalgamated to form United Oils of Alberta Ltd., destined to be one of the most active firms in southern Alberta before the depression. United Oils became dormant by 1916 and Devenish moved to the Texas oilfields where he was active for a number of years in a company called Devenish, Thomas and Ludlow. He returned to Calgary in the 1920's and United drilled a successful well in the border fields of Southern Alberta. Further United drilling in Turner Valley was successful and the company survived to be taken over by Home Oil in 1965. (See also Devenish Oil Co.)

Oscar Devenish’s United Oils of Alberta was sold to the federally incorporated United Oils Limited* which eventually was taken over by Home Oil, as mentioned above. United Oils of Alberta Limited was struck from the Alberta Corporate Register on September 26, 1986.

According to the Alberta Companies list United Oils Limited* was incorporated in Alberta in 1939 and struck from the register in 1950. Another source shows it struck from the Alberta Corporate Register on June 30, 1981. (* Perhaps United Oils Limited was incorporated both in Alberta and federally.)

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Universal Gas and Oil, Limited - ?

The Universal Gas and Oil company of Ontario is not included in the Financial Post Survey of Oils. An Ontario archive or corporate registry may have information on it.

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Urban Oil Company Ltd. - ?-1929

Urban Oil Company Ltd. was federally incorporated. According to the 1929 Financial Post Survey of Oils, it was “believed to be dead”.

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Van-Leduc Petroleums Limited - 1947

An internet search only found an advertisement offering shares for sale in The Daily Colonist (Victoria BC) on June 21, 1947. Therefore it seems unlikely the company existed for long after this ad.

Because it is incorporated in BC, the BC Corporate Registrar may have more information - www.bcregistryservices.gov.bc.ca

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Vanlos Oil Lands Limited - circa 1952

Vanlos Oil Lands Limited was incorporated in British Columbia circa 1952. It owned 40 acres in the Murietta field in California. We found no other information. The B.C. Corporate Registrar may have some more information.

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Vanpeg Royalties Limited - 1939-1947

According the Alberta Companies list, Vanpeg was incorporated in Alberta in 1939 and struck from the register in 1947. 

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 Venus Oils - 1951-1958?

According the Alberta Companies List Venus Oils was incorporated in Alberta in 1951, with a Calgary office. The person with the share certificate advised us that Venus Oils had some joint ventures with Royal Arch Oils and Bond Petroleum (both of these companies were struck in the late 1950s) and apparently was drilling on its own in the Del Bonita area.

There seems to be a discrepancy in the various reference sources as the Companies list says the status of the firm changed in 1975 (that is, it changed its name or was bought out) but offers no indication of what that change was. However, according to all of the various editions of the Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies, they all say it was struck from the register in 1958.

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Vimy Oils Limited - 1926-?

The Financial Post Survey of Canadian Oils 1937 shows:

  • Dominion Incorporation  1926
  • Inactive
  • Turner Valley well at 7-24-20-3W5 abandoned

No further information was found.

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Vulcan Oils Limited - 1922-1958

Vulcan Oils was incorporated in Alberta in 1925.  The name was changed to Siscalta Oils Ltd in 1958, then purchased by Siscoe Mines Ltd of Quebec in 1963.  Their name was changed to United Siscoe Mines Ltd in 1971, to United Siscoe Mines Inc. in 1980, to Horsham Corporation (Peter Munk's company) in 1987.  In 1996 they incorporated in Ontario.  Horsham Corporation merged and reorganized to form Trizec Properties. Trizec Properties was bought out by Brookfield Properties Corp. and Blackstone Group in 2006. We suggest you check with Brookfield's investor department.

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Wabash Oils Limited - circa 1928

Neither the Financial Post Survey of Oils or the list of the incorporated companies in Alberta had any information on this Calgary company.

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Wainwell Oils Ltd. - 1927-?

Wainwell Oils Ltd. was  incorporated federally in 1927. According to The Financial Post Survey of Canadian Oils 1937 Wainwell was taken over by Peninsular Petroleums Ltd.

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Wainwright Dome Oil Company Limited - ?-2011

Corporations Canada shows "Dissolved for non-compliance (s. 212) on 2011-07-14." The 1997 edition of the Financial Post Survey of Predecessor and Defunct Companies indicates that Wainwright Dome was chartered federally in 1924 and by that year its charter had been cancelled.

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Wainwright Petroleums, Limited - 1926-1929

According to the 1929 Financial Post Survey of Oils, Wainwright Petroleums Limited was incorporated federally in 1926, but by 1929 had been struck from the register.

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Wampum Oils Ltd. - 1952-?

This firm was incorporated in Alberta in 1952.  The Alberta Companies List says its status changed in 1987 but we could not find any mention of this in the Financial Post Directory of Predecessor Companies.

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Wellington Oil and Gas Company Limited - 1926-1968

Wellington Oil and Gas Company Limited was federally incorporated in 1926. It may have also been provincially incorporated in 1932. The name changed to Ibex Oil Limited in 1968 and then in July 1982 to Dalier Resources Limited (basis 1 new for 3 old shares). On October 25, 1994, Dalier changed its name to Vescan Equities Inc., which then changed its name on December 24, 1999 to Inouye Technolgies (Canada) Inc. (basis 1 new for 110 old shares). On October 4, 2005, Inouye Technologies was dissolved.

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Wesberta Oils Company - to 1959

Wesberta Oils was registered in Ontario and was struck from the corporate register in 1959.

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Wesley Gas Co. Ltd. - circa 1986

We checked the Canadian Oil Register for the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s but I could find no reference to this firm.  The Register is a pretty comprehensive tool for industry information so this company may have been a small operation.  Perhaps the Companies branch of the Ontario government may have more information.

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Wespac Petroleums Limited - circa 1954-1970s

Wespac Petroleums Limited, incorporated in Ontario, declared bankruptcy in the 1970s after several name changes.  (Thanks to The Mailey Rogers Group, Personal Wealth Management, ScotiaMcLeod for this information.)

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Westgrowth Petroleums Ltd. to 1986

Westgrowth  was incorporated in Alberta in 1981 and was continued as a BC corporation in 1986. It changed its name to Canadian Westgrowth Ltd. in October 1986. (Thanks to Doug Sweeting, CFP, of Langley, BC, for this information.)

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Western Decalta - 1947-1977

Western Decalta was established in 1947 and was dissolved in 1977. Its assets were sold to Loram, a company owned by the Mannix family of Calgary.

In 2009, Mancal Energy states on its website: "The Mancal Group has been involved in the oil and gas business through a number of entities including Nuehren-Mannix Petroleum (in 1914), Western Decalta and Pembina Resources. Mancal re-entered the energy industry in the summer of 1999 when Mancal Energy Inc. was created."

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Western Petrochemical Corporation Ltd. - 1952-1964

According to an Alberta corporate registry list, Western Petrochemical was incorporated in Alberta in 1952 and struck from the register in 1964. The company had an office in Edmonton and had interests in wells in the Leduc field.

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Western Petroleum Company of Calgary - 1914-1924

The Western Petroleum Company of Calgary was incorporated in Alberta in 1914 and dissolved in 1924. The Financial Post Survey of Oils for 1929 (first published) says it is dead.

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Western Provinces Oil Company Limited - 1926-1930

Western Provinces Oil Company Limited was incorporated under the Laws of the Dominion of Canada, dated 19th May 1926. The Financial Post Survey of Oils for 1929 says that the company was headquartered in Saskatoon, was federally incorporated, C. G. Locke was the Secretary and that they were in the midst of drilling their first well. The 1929 Financial Post Directory says the well results were inconclusive.  In the Financial Post Survey of Oils for 1937 (the next issue our researcher has) the company is said to be defunct.

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West Williams Oil and Gas Company (in Ontario) - circa 1920s

The Financial Post Survey of Oils (starting in 1929) does not mentioned this company. The Provincial Archives of Ontario or the Registrar of Companies in Ontario may have more information.

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Weymarn Petroleums Limited - 1935-1952

Weymarn Petroleums was also incorporated in Alberta in 1935 and struck from the Alberta Corporate register in 1952. (It may also have been incorporated federally.)

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York Oils, Ltd. - circa 1937

The Financial Post Survey of Oils for 1937 shows York Oils as defunct.

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Zebedee Oil Ltd - 1971-1974

Previously Anaconda Oil Company Ltd., Canadian Anaconda Oils Ltd. and Anaconda Petroleum Ltd., the company changed its name to Zebedee Oil Ltd. in 1971, then Osias Resources Canada Ltd. the same year.  In 1974 the name changed again to Troy Gold Industries Ltd.  Troy was struck off the register in 1981.

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