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Company History

Baywater is a young, agile company that is growing quickly.

Barge Rig
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May 2013

Baywater Drilling was formed.

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July 2013

Acquired 11 inland barge drilling rigs from Hercules Offshore. The Caillou, Matagorda Bay and St. Elaine went to work immediately.

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November 2013

Our fourth rig, the Atchafalaya, was refurbished and joined the fleet.

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March 2014

Baywater moved into the workover sector of the inland barge market with the acquisition of four workover rigs from Basic Energy Services. The Bayou Black, Bayou Blue, Bayou Teche, and Bayou Lafourche joined the growing Baywater Drilling fleet.

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May 2014

The Timbalier joined the fleet. In our commitment to work with our operators in a true partnership, we refurbished the Timbalier by modifying it from a 3,000 HP rig to a 1,000 HP rig to meet the requests of operators for a shallow draft rig.

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August 2014

Due to our rapid growth, we began construction on new corporate office facility.

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December 2014

We began constructing two custom-built 650 HP land rigs.

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June 2015

We moved into our new corporate office in Houma.

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August 2015

We finished construction on the two custom-built land rigs and put them in service.

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July 2016

We acquired two inland barge drilling rigs and seven crew boats from Axxis Drilling.

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February 2017

We refurbished the Barge Pelto and placed into service.

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March 2017

We acquired two truck-mounted land workover units from Premier Well Service.

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September 2017

We acquired three truck-mounted land workover units from Basic Energy Services, moving us into the land market in New Mexico. We also acquired a 1,200 hp tug, the Grady Ray.

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October 2017

We acquired a 12 acre facility in Bloomfield, New Mexico to serve as the base for our San Juan Basin Operations.

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November 2017

We acquired a 900 hp tug, the Abby Kate.

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Today

Today we are the largest privately-held inland barge drilling contractor in the United States. We have a diverse offering of equipment which allows us to be a full service, turnkey contractor. Our growing success comes from the experience and dedication of team who joined the company throughout the first years of operation.