There a lot of drilling companies operating throughout the United States. While some of these oilfield operations offer their services worldwide, we’ve compiled a more inclusive list of U.S. drilling rig locations. The breakdown includes oil rig locations, oilfield tools utilized, operations headquarters, and company structure.
Cactus is the largest privately-held domestic land drilling contractor in the United States. With headquarters in Oklahoma City, the company has operations in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico.
Precision Drilling is Canada’s largest oil and gas driller, with over 240 drilling rigs and servicing locations worldwide. The company’s headquarters are located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Precision Drilling is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “PDS,” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “PD.”
Cyclone Drilling is a drilling contractor based in the Rocky Mountains. Cyclone operates top drive and rotary table rigs throughout Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado. Company headquarters are located in Gillette, Wyoming.
Patterson UTI operates land based drilling rigs throughout oil and natural gas producing regions of the continental United States and Western Canada. Founded in 1978, Patterson is headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company is composed of three segments: Contract Drilling, Pressure Pumping, and Oil and Natural Gas.
Energy Drilling Company is a privately owned land drilling contractor with headquarters in Natchez, Mississippi. Energy Drilling’s fleet is made up of nine drilling rigs operating in Louisiana, East Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama.
Nomac provides drilling services for oil and natural gas operators in Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming. Nomac Drilling was founded in 2001 and is based in El Reno, Oklahoma. Nomac Drilling, L.L.C. is a subsidiary of Chesapeake Oilfield Operating, L.L.C.
Established in 1987, Ensign is a land based drilling and well servicing contractor whose services include drilling, directional drilling, well servicing, well testing, and pressure drilling. Ensign serves crude oil, natural gas, and geothermal energy operators. Ensign operates rigs worldwide, with locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Libya, Oman, Argentina, and Venezuela.
Founded in 1920, Helmerich & Payne is a contract drilling company with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. H&P has land operations throughout the United States, offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico, and international operations in the Middle East, South America, and Africa.
As of June 9th, 2016, there are 27 active drilling rigs operating in North Dakota. A partial list of current rig operators includes SM Energy Company, Newfield Production Company, Burlington Resources Oil Gas Company, and Continental Resources.
Independence Contract Drilling is a land drilling services provider headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company was established in 2011, and it currently operates pad optimal rigs throughout the Permian Basin in Texas.
True Drilling uses rotary rigs to drill for oil and natural gas from depths of 4,000 to 25,000 feet. True Drilling operates primarily in the Rocky Mountain area, with some service in North Dakota. The company’s main office is located in Casper, Wyoming.