Cactus Drilling Co Company History Timeline


2002: In August of 2002, Unit Drilling purchased 20 drilling rigs from Cactus Drilling Company, increasing the fleet to a total of 75 rigs.


2004: In August of 2004, Unit completed the acquisition of Sauer Drilling Company, a Casper, Wyoming-based drilling company.


2006: Six rigs were constructed during 2006, two for the Mid-Continent operations and four for the Rocky Mountain operations.


2008: Unit constructed three new 1500 horsepower diesel electric/SCR drilling rigs during the year for the Rocky Mountain operations.


2011: Unit added seven new-build drilling rigs to its fleet throughout 2011.


2013: During 2013, Unit finished the design for its new BOSS drilling rig, a purpose-built, 1,500 horsepower AC rig that combines the best technological innovations into a single unique rig to meet the demands of the market.


During the first half of 2015, Unit placed into service five new BOSS drilling rigs.


2017: Unit completed the construction of its tenth BOSS drilling rig, bringing the total fleet to 95 drilling rigs.


Unit removed 41 rigs from its fleet at year-end with plans to sell those in 2019.

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