Established in 1939
The Geo. N. Mitchell Drilling Company, Carmi, Illinois is the oldest, privately held oil and gas drilling contractor and service company in the Illinois Basin.
From our humble beginnings in Seminole, Oklahoma in 1939, the Geo. N. Mitchell Drilling Company has survived over 80 years of the ups and downs of oil production based on a legacy of perseverance, responsible management, loyal employees, and faithful clients. Our success in the Illinois Basin as the "preferred" drilling contractor and oil well service company is rooted in four generations of the Mitchell family and is shared with loyal and dedicated employees and partners. With five rotary rigs and seven service rigs, no job is too small or too complex. From a single-well workover to drilling and completing multi-well projects, Mitchell Drilling has the capability and equipment to drill up to 10,000 feet (3 km) deep and beyond.
Headquartered in Carmi, Illinois, we are located in White County, the largest oil-producing county in the state and in the Illinois Basin. Our proximity to major oil fields in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky is an advantage when mobilizing rigs and equipment.
We owe our reputation as the Illinois Basin's "preferred drilling company” to our experienced engineers, geologists, rig supervisors, production technicians, and administrative professionals who operate and manage one of the finest, technologically advanced fleets of rotary and workover rigs in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. With over eight decades of drilling experience, many of our employees have spent a lifetime with the Geo. N. Mitchell Drilling Company, as have many of our clients.
Technologically progressive, Mitchell Drilling continually invests in capital intensive equipment and collaborations to meet the evolving energy demands for deeper and directional oil and gas drilling as well as for new requirements for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) wells and enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
The Geo. N. Mitchell Drilling Company has been offering turnkey drilling services in the Illinois Basin since 1939. Contact Ryan Mitchell to request a bid for your next drilling or workover project.