Silver Oak Drilling, LLC is a private, independent oil and gas drilling company based in Artesia, New Mexico. Formed in March 2006, the company provides contract land drilling services to major and independent oil and gas companies throughout Southeast New Mexico.

In addition to our drilling rigs, we provide quality machine work in our Machine Shop.Silver Oak Drilling, LLC began with a buy out of L & M Drilling, Inc. and Artesia Fishing Tool Co., Inc., owned and operated by C. E. LaRue and Eddie C. LaRue of Artesia for over 30 years. The original inventory of five land based rotary rigs has grown to thirteen rotary rigs with the building of new rigs and upgrading of all essential components of the original five. Silver Oak Drilling offers the right equipment, personnel and resources for a variety of drilling projects with rigs capable of drilling oil or gas wells ranging in depths of 4,000 to 14,000 feet.