Viking Drilling, LLC is an oil & gas drilling and service company committed to meeting the exploration needs of operators.  Viking Drilling currently maintains operations in the Permian Basin and Southeast Oklahoma.  Services are available in a variety of forms, ranging from day-rate to complete turnkey contracts.

Viking Drilling’s founder N. Malone Mitchell 3rd has a long history of integrating exploration and production with oil field services.  Mitchell began Riata Energy Inc. in 1985 and within the first five years of business began acquiring small energy producers. By the mid 1990’s Riata continued its vertigration model, acquiring its own drilling rigs through its drilling subsidiary, Lariat Services (see www.lariatservices.com, www.sandridgeenergy.com). By 2006, with the help of Henry McElroy, Riata, which has since changed its name to Sandridge Energy (NYSE: SD), built a fleet of 43 drilling rigs, an extensive fleet of workover units and related service equipment.  Riata and its subsidiary, Lariat Services, were drilling one well per day, becoming one of the largest privately held energy companies and the largest privately held land driller in the United States.  Mr. Mitchell and Mr. McElroy have parlayed that extensive knowledge and experience into building another successful oilfield service company in Viking Drilling. 

In addition to Viking Drilling, LLC, the Mitchell Group is actively involved in the management and day-to-day operations of Viking International Limited (see www.viking-intl.com), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of TransAtlantic Petroleum (TSX:  TNP.TO & OTC:  TAPFF.OB) maintaining operations in Turkey, Morocco and Romania.

Viking Drilling is a vertigrated service company offering the following services:

1.       Drilling Services

2.       Dirt Service & Location Construction

3.       Workover Services

Expertise and Service:  The Difference Between Success and Failure

Keys to Success:

Understanding the Project:  We provide basic and detailed screening and engineering to help select and quantify the benefits of our technology for your wells. 


Provide Experience that is Unmatched:  With an active management team and field personnel that consist of many individuals with well over 100 years of successful experience collectively, our goal is to provide expertise, in conjunction with our services to Operators looking for value and experience from their partners.


Deliver Results:  Our staff of project managers, wellsite engineers, wellsite supervisors and equipment specialists has more training and field experience than any other team in the industry. These are the people who make sure that the value we've projected is delivered to you on location. Their success has built ours.


Surpass Expectations:  Our goal is to help you exceed the expectations of your reservoir and your wells. Our track record tells us we are succeeding.

Malone Mitchell 3rd

Malone Mitchell 3rd