Cunningham Energy merges with Pettey Oilfield Services Inc. to form Drilling and Well Services Arm

CHARLESTON, W.Va.--()--Cunningham Energy, an Independent Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Company based in Charleston, WVa, today announced it has merged with Pettey Oilfield Services Inc. to form Cunningham Oilfield Services (COS), offering a complete package of well service solutions for Oil & Gas production companies. Services offered by the newly formed arm include full vertical and horizontal contract drilling, completion drilling, service/swabbing rig work, cement services, plugging services, well location and right of way construction, pipeline construction, and commercial trucking.

“Pettey Oilfield Services has been operating successfully in the Appalachian Basin for decades and brings unparalleled experience and relationships to our newly formed services arm,” said Ryan Cunningham, President of Cunningham Energy. “Cunningham Energy realized the benefits of merging with Pettey coupled with the need in the market place for an expansion of services during the past year. These and other factors, such as the momentum behind horizontal shallow drilling made the decision to merge very practical long term. We now currently operate three drilling rigs and are planning to add a fourth rig this year to keep up with demand from the conventional and horizontal drilling market in multiple states. The market for local dependable drilling and well services is currently under served in this basin and our goal is to fill that void with superior and timely performance.” Cunningham Oilfield Services expects to expand further into the Eastern Ohio and Eastern Kentucky markets in 2014.

Cunningham Oilfield Services (COS) operates from two locations - Charleston, West Virginia and Hamlin, West Virginia, both serving the Appalachian Basin. Cunningham Oilfield Services employs a staff of highly trained professionals with well over 100 years of combined drilling and oilfield experience.

About Cunningham Energy LLC

Cunningham Energy LLC is a private independent production and exploration company based in Charleston, West Virginia. The company was formed in 2008 for the purpose of acquiring, exploring and producing oil and gas in the Appalachian, Illinois and Williston Basins. Since its inception, Cunningham Energy has relied on past experience in parallel with the application of new technologies to succeed in the ever changing field of efficient energy production. Cunningham Energy is positioned to take advantage of current and future trends in oil and natural gas production throughout these basins with aggressive but responsible decisions in the coming future.

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Contacts

Cunningham Energy LLC
Danielle Boggs, 304-344-9291
info@cunninghamenergy.com

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Cunningham Energy merges with Pettey Oilfield Services Inc. to form Drilling and Well Services Arm

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Cunningham Energy LLC
Danielle Boggs, 304-344-9291
info@cunninghamenergy.com