|HISTORY OF WALKER-NEER APACHE
The very first Walker-Neer Apache was a 150-25 sold in 1978 to Bristow Drilling in
Bristow Oklahoma. Freeman Holmes, of Bristow, Oklahoma went to an auction in
Wichita Falls,Texas where he saw literature about the Walker-Neer Apache,
and he and Doyle Matthews of Bristow, Oklahoma bought the very first one.
They drilled 47 new wells (averaging 2,500 feet), and down 7 old holes
(up to 3,700 feet deep) with their Walker-Neer 150-25
making a total of 54 wells drilled the first year.
They drilled with twelve 6 1/2" Collars with about 37,000 lbs Collar Weight
Richard McGuire, the tool pusher on that Walker-Neer 150-25, drilled out from
surface, and made 800'-900' by himself, because a crew didn't show for work.
This Walker-Neer 150-25 would be torn down, moved to a new location,
and drilling within less than two hours.
There was a video of this rig making a connection in just 30 seconds.
The Walker-Neer Apache is one of the safest drilling rigs ever built. We have no
knowledge of any fatalities because of the rig. If you know of any, let us know.
"YOU CAN'T PUT A PRICE ON A MAN'S LIFE"
The Walker-Neer 150-25 was designated this number because the mast was rated
at 150,000 pounds and the single line pull was rated at 25,000 pounds. Thus, since
the Walker-Neer 150-25 had a four line string up, the rig was rated at 100,000
pounds of pull. This rig is excellent down to 4,000 feet.
The Walker-Neer 250-40 was designated this number because the mast was rated
to 250,000 pounds and the single line pull was rated at 40,000 pounds. Thus, since
the Walker-Neer 250-40 had a four line string up, the rig was rated at
160,000 pounds of pull. This is an excellent rig to 6,000 feet.
If you try and compare the Walker-Neer with other rigs, you are just not comparing
apples to apples. A Walker-Neer 250-40 may cost you more to purchase, but you
will be rewarded many times over with the higher profit, greater production and
first and foremost GREATER SAFETY.
As an example, Leslie Finnell's 250-40 Walker-Neer was drilling a well close to
Holliday, Texas. There were two double conventional rigs owned by two very
reputable companies offsetting their location. All three rigs drilled to the same
depth, set casing, and moved off. It took Linmour Drilling 12 days, Red Livingston
15 days and Leslie Finnell's Walker-Neer 250-40 only 8 days.
The two conventional rigs had four man crews, three tours a day, where Leslie
Finnel's Walker-Neer 250-40 only had three man crews,three tours a day.
Leslie Finnell eventually owned two Walker-Neer 250-40s.
David Dean of Archer City, Texas drilled a 5,000' well in 8 days with his 250-40.
Another Walker-Neer 250-40 was sold to James Lamb Jr. of Midland, Texas.
Mr. Lamb put this rig in a yard in Odessa, Texas for a six month period while they
got all the other equipment needed for drilling. After they moved this Walker-Neer
250-40 out to the field, they drilled six or seven years without stopping.
The stories could go on and on, but a Walker-Neer Apache is hard to beat.
|AT THE PRESENT TIME, WE ONLY HAVE ONE WALKER-NEER 250/40
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WE ONLY SELL WALKER-NEER APACHES!
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