Transcend Drilling is a drilling contractor that specializes in pre-setting surface casing
in the Permian Basin. With a fleet of two Atlas Copco top drive rigs, we have completed
various projects for customers since we began operations in 2010. Drilling depths range from
300’ - 2,300’. Casing sizes range from 8 5/8’’ to 13 3/8’’.

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TD Rig #1 had 131 well starts while drilling and running surface casing with total feet drilled at over 171,000 feet.

Throughout the year, TD Tig #1 had 120 well starts and drilled over 178,000 feet. TD Rig #2 has seen similar success with 28 well starts and over 26,000 feet drilled - while only operating in the last quarter of the year.


Rig Summaries

In most of the over 400 wells we have preset casing on, we have drilled with fluid. However, both rigs are capable of drilling with air or fluid.


TD Rig #1

Atlas Copco RD200 III - 755 HP top drive includes 120,000 pounds of pullback. This rig is also accompanied by a state of the art APL (Automatic Pipe Loader) and casing handling system.


TD Rig #2

Atlas Copco RD200 III XC - 755 HP top drive includes 120,000 pounds of pullback. This rig includes an added safety feature that allows for a hands free tip out hydraulic link, elevator and slip system.


Over the last few years, Transcend Drilling has developed a reputation second to none in the industry. We have had spud to release times in as little as eight hours, while deeper wells usually take less than 48 hours. Our mobilization times also average just a few hours. Both rigs work 24 hours a day and have four to five men crews and two pushers on location. Our strategic alliances allow us to perform a variety of operations which include surface drilling, rat & mouse holes, pit lining and more.


Keith Boyd joined Transcend Drilling in 2013. He comes to the company with an extensive background in drilling throughout the Permian Basin as well as other areas. Keith was with a large contract drilling company for over 25 years prior to joining the Transcend Drilling team. His knowledge of various drilling conditions is a beneficial tool to our customers as we work to provide cost-savings solutions.


The most important component to our operation is safety. On every single job, our main goal is zero incidents. We have a very clean safety record with no lost time accidents. We require JSAs throughout every step of a job, as well as during mobilization. Safety meetings are held every shift change and during the well process. We have developed and maintained a culture among all of our employees that fosters safety first.

Keith Boyd
Drilling Manager
432.438.5889 - Cell

Kerry Nicholson
Drilling Superintendent
432.557.1628 - Cell