Headquartered in Houma, Louisiana, Baywater Drilling is the largest privately-owned inland barge drilling contractor in the United States. Our mission is to provide our operators with the safest, most efficient, and environmentally responsible drilling contracting services in the inland barge and land markets. Founded in 2013, we have operations along the Gulf Coast and the San Juan Basin.

We provide drilling, workover, and completion services with more than 300 rig based employees.  In 2015, we moved into the land market with the addition of two custom, new build land rigs. In 2017, we added additional land services with the acquisition of truck-mounted workover units and established a presence in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico. As we continue to assess the needs of our customers, we are exploring strategic opportunities both domestically and internationally.

Company Culture

Our rigs get the job done, but it is our people that make the difference. We empower our people through an open-door and open-book management style and view our team members as owners and partners in the business. Our management style gives every team member the opportunity to play a vital role in the Company’s growth and success.

We encourage our people to further their careers through promoting from within and recognizing achievements. We strive to help our employees live a well-rounded life through a flexible benefits program, community involvement opportunities, and team-building events.

Company History

We have done a lot in a short amount of time. See how we grew into the United States largest, privately-held inland barge drilling contractor in just five years.


Contact Info

668 S. Hollywood Rd.
Houma, LA 70360
(985) 850-3400