Our History

H.W. "Hank" Helmer started HDD in 1965 after working as a directional driller, starting in 1953. HDD grew slowly until 1977 when we rapidly blossomed to be one of the largest independents, working between 30 - 35 jobs at all times.

Richard Helmer took over all aspects of running the company in 1997. Since 1997, he has worked to expand our customer base and experience, while integrating the newest technology and equipment to blend with our 48 years of knowledge in this specialized field.

HDD has evolved to employ some of the most experienced office and field personnel who can use the latest technology while still being able to incorporate the old tricks of the trade to enhance our performance for our customers.

HDD continues to maintain a strong presence in the oilfield. For 50 years and counting, HDD continues to strive to meet all of our customers expectations and needs by learning and adapting to our ever-changing industry.



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