Our Team

H.W. “Hank” Helmer started working as a directional driller in 1953 before starting HDD in 1965. 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 became President of HDD in 1997. Since then, he has worked to expand our customer base and experience, while integrating the newest technology and equipment to blend with our 53 years of knowledge in this specialized field. With over 35 years of oilfield experience, Richard Helmer is experienced in all areas of the domestic market – offshore and land bearing. Richard established his experience in the field, through consulting and in upper company management. His latest endeavor is the restructuring and growth of Helmer Directional Drilling, Inc. in personnel and updating of revenue producing tools. Richard is a member of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the American Petroleum Institute (API).

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. 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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Richard Helmer
President
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Alex Hemb
Technical Support Engineer and Business Development
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Renee Helmer
Vice President of Business Development
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Ryan Hardy
Executive Sales: Rockies
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John Smith
Directional Coordinator
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Kevin East
Shop Manager
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Darren Reavis
Well Planner
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Kenneth DeRousselle
Lead Motor Technician
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Ryan Comeaux
MWD Coordinator
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Dustin Comeaux
MWD Coordinator
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Lillian Andre
Administration: New Orleans
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Christina Dupuis
Administration: Lafayette
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