Our Company

Our Company

Since 1939, the George N. Mitchell Drilling Company continues to provide
oil producers with efficient oil and gas drilling and dependable well service maintenance.

Perseverance, responsible management, and loyal clients are the foundation of our survival from our humble beginnings in Seminole, Oklahoma to the resurgence of Horizontal and Directional Drilling in the Illinois Basin in the 21st century. From working over a single well to spudding and completing multiple-well projects, each client is important to us.

We owe our reputation as “the preferred drilling company” to our experienced engineers, geologists, rig managers, and production technicians who operate one of the finest fleets of rotary and service rigs in the Illinois Basin. With over 70 years of drilling experience, many of our employees have spent their lives with Mitchell Drilling, and their knowledge of the Basin’s geological history is ingrained in them.

Located in the Heart of the Illinois Basin

Headquartered in Carmi, Illinois, we are located in White County, the largest oil-producing county in the state and in the Illinois Basin. Our proximity to major oil fields in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky is an advantage when mobilizing rigs and equipment.

Contractor and Partner

Our reputation for providing “real-time from the site” communications, safe and environmentally conscious oil and gas drilling, has encouraged many of our clients to explore investment collaborating relationships with us. These alliances can prove beneficial in lowering overall well costs and in increasing the profitable production of fossil fuels.