Key Energy Services

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Key Energy Services
Traded as NYSEKEG
Industry Oilfield services
Founded 1977
Headquarters Fulbright Tower
Houston, Texas
Key people
Chairman, President and CEO: Richard J. Alario
CFO: T.M. "Trey" Whichard III
SVP & Chief Financial Officer: Newton W. "Trey" Wilson III
SVP & Chief People Officer: Kim B. Clarke
Senior Vice President of Product Development, Strategic Planning and Quality: Don Weinheimer
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary: Kimberly R. Frye
Products Well services, fishing and rental services, Coiled Tubing, Fluid Management
Number of employees
7,500 worldwide

Key Energy Services is an American oilfield services company.[1]


The company, established in 1977, provides well services and is based in Houston, Texas with other offices in Midland, Texas and regional offices in Bakersfield, California; Farmington, New Mexico; Casper, Wyoming; El Reno, Oklahoma; Fort Lupton and Grand Junction, Colorado; Lafayette and Shreveport, Louisiana; and Arnoldsburg, West Virginia. Key has over 175 service locations (known as “districts”) in the US. Globally, Key Energy Services has operations in the Middle East, Russia, Mexico, Colombia, and Ecuador.

Business Segments[edit]

Service offerings include:[1]

Rig Services
Rig-based well-servicing for workover or re-entries on existing wells, such as:

  • New well completions
  • PNA (Plug and Abandonment)
  • Stimulation of existing wells with declining production
  • Horizontal or directional drilling
  • SmartTongsm Rod Connection Service

Fluid Management Services
Oilfield transportation services (often referred to as “Trucking”)

Fishing Services
Process to recover lost or stuck equipment in the well bore utilizing a "fishing tool” or “jar”. The FRS operations also cut windows in well sidewall casings for horizontal re-entries.

Rental Services
Ancillary equipment such as generators, drill collars as well as proprietary tools such as the Hydra-Walkr automated pipe handling system.

Coiled Tubing Services (CTS)
Provides fracing aka Hydraulic fracturing, acidizing and cementing services.

History and notable acquisitions[edit]

While Key Energy traces its roots to New Hope, Pennsylvania, operating under the name The Yankee Companies, the company's current name is a legacy of Yale E. Key, a West Texas oilman from Midland, Texas, who started his oilwell service business in the 1940s. After his death in the 1980s, his company, Yale E. Key, Inc., was sold to the Yankee Companies. As a result of the continued acquisition of oilwell service companies, the Yankee Companies changed its name to Key Energy in the 1990s. Key Energy has grown through over 1002 acquisitions. The most notable ones are listed below.

Year Company Location
1993 Odessa Exploration Texas
1994 Oilwell fishing tools TX
1995 Clint Hurt and Associates Texas
1996 WellTech OK, MI, PA, WV and CA
Woodward Oil Service Oklahoma
Brownlee Well Service/Integrity Fishing & Rental Tools TX
Energy Air Drilling Services TX
Hitwell Surveys MI and WV
Brooks Well Servicing TX
B&L Hotshot MI
1997 Talon Trucking OK
Cobra Industries NM
Tri-State Wellhead & Valve TX
Kalkaska Construction/Elder Well Service MI
T.S.T. Parafin Service TX
Diamond Well Service OK
Drillers Argentina
Shreve Well Service WV
GSI Trucking & Kahlden Trucking various
Jeter Service TX
1998 Dawson Production Services Texas
1999 Six minor companies, adding 93 rigs to inventory various
2001 Three minor acquisitions, adding 34 rigs to inventory various
2002 Q Services[2] TX, LA, OK, NM and Gulf of Mexico
2004 Fleet Cementers CA & TX
2007 Moncla Companies LA, MS & TX
Advanced Measurements Incorporated (AMI) Canada
Kings Oil Tools[3] CA
2008 Hydra-Walk, Inc.[4] OK
Leader Energy (US operations)[5] MI, ND, WV

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Form 10-K 2014". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Form 8-K October 2002". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "FORM 8-K 2007". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Form 8-K June 2008". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Form 8-K July 2008". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved 29 June 2015.