Ray Hollis, General Manager of American Drilling Rigs, LLC has partnered with Steve Stephens of Terra Texas Company to build American Drilling Rigstm with American manufactured components. Our new drilling rigs are engineered, designed, fabricated, and built in the USA. By combining their over 100 years of experience in the drilling industry and the sale drilling equipment, they decided to build the best drilling rigs available in the industry, today.
In 1981, Ray owned Bay Tex Supply Company in Houston, and Steve Stephens was the Drilling Manager for Rio Colorado Drilling Company, A division of ENI. Steve bought a substructure and other drilling equipment and supplies from Ray. They have been buying and selling rigs and drilling equipment from or with each other ever since.
Ray Hollis started working in the oilfield for over 45 years ago. He worked as a roustabout in the West Texas oilfield while he was in high school in Odessa, Texas. Since graduating from Texas Tech University in 1970 with a degree in International Trade and Economics, his career has encompassed many different areas of the oil and gas industry. He has manufactured lubricants, pipe coatings and other lubrication compounds; he has imported and exported rig components, supplies, and drilling equipment. Ray has sold drilling rigs, rig components, and oilfield supplies to oil and gas operators, rig builders, and drilling companies in North and South America for over 35 years.
S. D. “Steve” Stephens has been in the oil and gas drilling industry for over 50 years. He has been a roughneck, driller, tool pusher, drilling superintendent, drilling manager, and was the owner and operator of Pan-Am Drilling. He has been in management positions for major Oil and Gas Operators, and drilling companies in Texas, Canada, South America and the Middle East. Steve started building and refurbishing rigs under the name Terra Texas Company in the early 1990s. As Terra Texas Company, he has sold and coordinated the building of over 30 rigs for companies on 4 continents – North America, South America, Asia, and Africa. Some of the companies include: Petrex (South American division of ENI), Pexin, and NRG (for drilling in Nigeria), Fielderhoff Bros., Patmann Drilling International, Inc., and Burke Royalty to name a few.
When your drilling operations require new American Drilling Rigstm, with all American equipment, fabricated in America, call the company with the experience and knowledge.