About Horizontal Well Drillers

Clients are saving up to 35% on operating costs while drilling laterals that are increasing pay zone up to 25%.

A New Direction in Oil and Gas Drilling

Horizontal Well Drillers is an oil and gas drilling contractor specializing in the drilling of oil and gas wells in the United States, Mexico and South America. Here at HWD we strive to be a leader in the oil and gas drilling industry and with our rigs we deliver safe and efficient drilling practices that save our clients time and money. With HWD manufacturing its own rigs and having its own trucking fleet we can reduce many third party charges thus saving the operators 10-15% right from the start. Here at HWD we understand and will deliver what it takes to provide complete, reliable, accurate and cost effective drilling services. We also encourage and reward the creativity, teamwork and enthusiasm of our employees all while setting the highest of safety standards to follow. Remember, if you can’t do it safely, don’t do it at all.

Clients are saving up to 35% on operating costs while drilling laterals that are increasing pay zone up to 25%. This was unheard of before these rigs were introduced. The mission of HWD is to provide complete, reliable, accurate, and cost-effective drilling services, whether that be horizontal drilling or conventional vertical drilling, to each and every client.


Horizontal Well Drillers Mexican subsidiary is Contract Energy Services de Mexico.

HWD - Leading the Way With Innovation

Three of many aspects Horizontal Well Drillers brings to the industry are automation, safety, and innovation. These state of the art rigs are almost fully automated.  Whether it is the pipe handler, the hydraulic pipe tracks, or the custom hydraulic iron roughneck, the automation of these rigs decrease floor hand involvement in normal drilling operations while also increasing the speed of tripping pipe.

HWDHWD strives to provide top-notch safety training and promote the safest working environment. This starts with the advances that the company has brought to the industry. The automation of the rigs works to keep hands from dangerous situations found on conventional rigs. It continues with the hiring and training of each and every employee. Every rig hand is required to take and pass several safety courses before going to a rig site. All the necessary tools to facilitate safety, including coveralls, impact gloves, safety glasses, climbing harnesses and hard hats are provided to each hand.

Horizontal Drilling is beneficial For:

Thin Reservoirs

In cases where hydrocarbon deposits are wider than they are thick, vertical wellbores are only able to extract oil and gas from a small area surrounding the wellbore. However, horizontal wells use lengthy lateral arms to extend into these long, flat reservoirs and drain a significantly larger area.

Vertically Fractured Reservoirs

Fracturing within the formation causes little "pipelines" through which the hydrocarbons can flow. Encountering the fractures at an angle perpendicular to the wellbore improves productivity.

Isolated or Bypassed Reservoirs

Horizontal wells can be used to search for over-looked reserves within a field. In an existing field, vertical wells are often re-entered and drilled horizontally to reach those isolated and bypassed reserves. According to a study by the U.S. Department of Energy, "Since 1990, the vast majority of reserve additions in the United States - 89 percent of oil reserve additions and 92 percent of gas reserve additions - have come from finding new reserves in old fields" (Environmental Benefits of Advanced Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Technology, 1999).

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