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Conventional Oil and Gas Well Drilling

Decker has drilled over 1900 conventional oil and gas wells since beginning drilling operations in 2001 both vertical and horizontal with zero environmental citations.  Our rigs have been purpose-built for efficiency. This means a lot of combination loads for the smallest footprint possible,which in the Appalachian Basin this has saved oil and gas producers a lot of time andmoney in location cost and environmental issues. We are the holder of three world records for drilling with air hammers, but also drill with tri cone bits as well and have the capability to air drill or fluid drill. 

Decker Drilling Rig # 8 in action.                                   Click here for Photos

All rigs carry normal BOP equipment plus handling equipment for most all casing
sizes.  Decker also owns its own fleet of heavy haul trucks and dozers for moving
rigs safely and in a timely manner.

The one thing we are the most proud of is that we have one of the lowest
employee turnover rates in the drilling business, which in turn plays one of
the most important parts of success in our business and yours!

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Top Holes for Unconventional Shale Plays

With shale plays starting to dominate the United States energy picture, it has become apparent where air drilling is possible. There is a significant savings in capital, time and third party service expense when these wells can be top holed by competent well equipped air rigs.  We drilled the first or one of the first Marcellus top holes in West Virginia in 2007.  A lot has changed since that well; where the casing and handling tools, well control, diverters, power tongs and many other services were trucked from long distances and men flew in from all parts of the country to complete these services.  Now it is a very common place to drill multi well pads.  We have completed several 12 well pads.  Through our experience and experimenting we use a certain size and weight of drill collars and drill pipe that deviation is not an issue.  We can supply our BOP equipment and rotating air bowls for 30 inch, 26 inch and 20” and down casing.  We have our own 200 Ton 20 inch air slips and elevators.  We can do almost any top hole without third party equipment and tool rental.  We have successfully drilled Marcellus and Utica top holes in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.


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Drilling In and For Coal Mines

Along with oil and gas drilling, we also drill in a number of mines in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.  In 2005 we started drilling projects for the Coal Industry; this includes degasification wells, ventilation, monitoring and many other types of boreholes.  Many of these wells require less than ½ a degree of deviation tolerance to hit certain open sections of the mine.  We have had a lot of stabilizers and other equipment custom built for these projects and offer some jobs turnkey start to finish.


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