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E M I B L AC K H AW K E N E R GY S E RV I C ES FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 Black Hawk Energy Services responded to a need for rig repair services in the Southwest.. • Farmington, N.M. “We’ve expanded just about as much as our infrastructure corporately can stand.” // STUART BUCKINGHAM, VP and general manager Undergoing a Growth Spurt New Mexico-based Black Hawk Energy Services has grown by leaps and bounds alongside the industry in just two years. [ BY BRIAN SALGADO ] When Stuart Buckingham and his partners launched Black Hawk Energy Services in March 2010, they figured they would own and operate their three rigs in New Mexico and maintain its staPROFILE tus as a small service company. “We started out and bought three used rigs and refurbished them with the intent of never growing any bigger than that,” says Buckingham, who serves as vice president and general manager. Black Hawk Energy Services. | Headquarters: Farmington, N.M. Specialty: Workover and completion rigs However, when the market demanded more workover and repair services in conjunction with the oil and gas boom in shale plays throughout the United States, Black Hawk Energy found itself growing alongside the industry. Today, the company services 19 rigs, with eight in Texas’ Permian Basin and the rest scattered throughout Colorado, New Mexico and North Dakota. The company will commission its newest rig in fall 2012. Black Hawk Energy Services offers 24hour drill-out packages that include almost every piece of equipment associated with drill-out operations. This saves its clients time and money along with avoiding the inconveniences and costs associated with dealing with multiple vendors, the company says. Its rigs are capable of depths of up to 20,000 feet. Although there is more demand for its services throughout the United States, Buckingham says Black Hawk Energy Services is biding its time before accepting additional work. However, Buckingham says the company is considering adding snubbing – which uses specialized equipment to insert pipe into highpressure wells safely and efficiently – to its capabilities in the near future. “We’ve expanded so quickly, right now 184

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012
Guiding Voice
Worldwide Presence
Digging South of the Border
Honoring the Best
The Williston Basin
Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Breitling Oil and Gas
HDC Development Cos.
Aspen Air U.S. Corp.
Synergy Resources Corp.
Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc.
Enviro Shield Products Inc.
Savage Services
T&R Transport
Boyd and Sons Construction
Roers Construction Inc. – Roers West LLC
J. Koski Co.
Pat’s Offroad Inc.
Tollberg Homes
Wildcat Minerals
Environmental Materials Inc. and Warren Transport Inc.
Borsheim Crane Service Inc.
Central Machining and Pump Repair
Hive Built Homes – Hive Modular
Jericho Services
Kuntz Builders Inc.
MT Rigmat LLC
Steffes Corporation
Wells Concrete
Annabelle Homes - Bakken Shale
Oil Pipeline Blues
Canada Focus
Orbite Aluminae Inc.
New Millennium Corp.
Dynacorp Fabricators Inc.
PCL Contractors
Colter Energy Services Inc.
Zargon Oil and Gas Ltd.
Prodigy Gold Inc.
Rambler Metals and Mining PLC
Innovator Industrial Services
TWD Technologies
Veresen Inc.
Columbus Castings
Comstock Mining Inc.
MS Energy Services
White Star Pump Co.
Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.
Pershing Gold
Summit Casing Equipment
Black Hawk Energy Services
Timberline Drilling Inc.
Butch’s Rat Hole and Anchor Service Inc.
Calfrac Well Services
Geoprobe Systems®
Pacific Energy Development
Crocodile Gold Corp.
Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
GreenHunter Water LLC
Preferred Sands
Romarco Minerals Inc.
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012