A Water Well Drilling Business

In the late 1970s a couple enterprising Nex Mexico tinkerers developed a rig that enabled them to offer water well drilling services at a fraction of the cost of large operators, and still profit handsomely.

064 well drilling business - panels 5, 6
[PHOTO 5] Roy Proctor, Skip's partner, watches as a trainee connects two drill stems. [PHOTO 6] A close-up of the Explorer 2000's hydraulic system and rotary table. The red hose carries circulating water from the mud pump to the drill stem.