Licence to Drill

It’s spring break in the Alberta Oil Patch and the Kings of the Canadian North are on the move. Cody, Mike, Hutch and Kelly are headed south. But they’re not partying in Daytona Beach or Cancun - they’ve landed a job in Louisiana. Our Alphas of the Arctic are about to learn the cold hard truth. Down here, it’s a whole new ball game, y’all! It’s +40 C, not – 40 C. Hurricanes, not Blizzards. Sunstroke, not Frostbite. Cody, Mike, Hutch and Kelly are on a fish-out-of-water adventure– with a steep learning curve. Even basic communicating is a problem! With hard lessons being doled out by the good ol’ boy riggers in the South. Licence to Drill Louisiana is a bone shaking, teeth rattling, mud splattered, oil drenched escapade into some of Louisiana’s best oil backcountry. To survive it, they’ll have to excavate their funny bones!

Number of episodes: 28
Length of episodes: 60 minutes
Broadcaster: Discovery Canada, Canal D

2010 - 2014

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Gemini 2010 Best documentary series - Emmanuelle Wiecha, Nicola Merola, Jacquelin Bouchard
Gemini 2010 Best direction in a documentary series - Stavros Stavrides, John Westheuser, Leslie Lucas


Executive producers Jacquelin Bouchard, Sylvie Desrochers, Carole Dufour
Producer Nicola Merola
Content producer Emmanuelle Wiecha

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