Independence Contract Drilling

Independence Contract Drilling

Independence Contract Drilling is a premium land drilling services provider.

From our corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas, we develop and assemble our ShaleDriller series rig design based on E&P operator feedback and field requirements.

ShaleDrillers are designed for safe and efficient drilling operations on large, multi-well drilling locations. They are designed to move fast and are capable of walking in multiple directions. The ShaleDriller series rigs are AC programmable, energy-efficient BiFuel, and custom-designed to be best in class for the development of our clients' most demanding and financially impactful exploration and development programs.

We excel in shale plays and other areas where completions require long horizontal sections, drilling quickly and accurately to minimize nonproductive time for our clients. We also excel where multi-well pads offer the option to walk between wellbores and provide the opportunity to plan 3-hour release-to-spud times.

ShaleDriller's true multi-directional walking systems are not slowed down by mis-aligned wellbores and can walk over existing wellheads.

Each Independence Contract Drilling ShaleDriller rig is:

  • Designed for Field Safety
  • Fast Drilling – AC Programmable VFD Controlled
  • Energy Efficient—BiFuel Capable
  • Fast moving - site to site
  • Pad-Optimal- equipped with multi-directional walking systems

In short, ICD ShaleDriller walking rigs provide a compelling value proposition to our customers, well above legacy mechanical and DC equipment. The fine control of key drilling parameters offered by ShaleDriller drilling systems allows same-class wells to be drilled in half the time required by mechanical or DC equipment. The combination of the ShaleDriller’s “Safety by Design” engineering process, more efficient mobilization and AC/VFD drilling controls allows our customers to drill more wells per rig per year.

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