Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD) (NYSE:PDS), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, recently announced the closing of the acquisition of Drake Directional Drilling LLC and Drake MWD Services LLC.
These companies provide directional drilling services in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Colorado and typically operate 10 to 14 directional drilling jobs, on a continuing basis. The companies have been in business for four years and have operating facilities in the Houston, Texas area.
“One of our stated priorities for 2011 is to build our directional drilling experience and presence in North America,” stated Precision president and CEO Kevin Neveu. “These acquisitions along with our organic growth in directional drilling are further steps in meeting that priority. We are pleased that the principals and employees of these two outstanding companies are joining the Precision team.”
Precision is a leading provider of safe and high performance, high value services to the North American oil and gas industry. Precision provides customers with access to an extensive fleet of contract drilling rigs, service rigs, camps, snubbing units, water treatment units and rental equipment backed by a comprehensive mix of technical support services and skilled, experienced personnel. Precision is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “PD” and on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “PDS.”