8th Mar 2019

New Facility in Villahermosa Supports Recent Contract Awards

CALGARY, Canada – March 8, 2019 – SIMMONS EDECO, a leading supplier of onshore drilling and workover services to the global oil and gas industry, announced that it has opened its second operations base in Mexico.  As SIMMONS EDECO enters its 57th year, the new facility in Villahermosa, Tabasco is part of the company’s efforts to continue to expand its presence in Mexico’s burgeoning oil and gas market.

Located on 0.31 acres, the new 13,500 square foot base features extensive operations, training and research facilities.  In addition, the site offers plenty of room to accommodate new staff and equipment to support its growing customer base.  With  14 permanent staff currently based at its facility in Poza Rica de Hidalgo, Veracruz-Mexico, SIMMONS EDECO carries out onshore drilling and workover services for drilling contractors and operators throughout Mexico. In addition to carrying out all necessary administrative and operational services from the base, SIMMONS EDECO services its fleet of dedicated drilling rigs at the base.

Contract Awards Fuel Decision to Open New Base  

“With recent contract awards from two major service companies to drill multiple wells in Samaria field, our new facility will play a critical role in making certain that these – and all – operations in the region are completed efficiently and safely,” said Niels Versfeld, Chief Executive Officer of SIMMONS EDECO.   

The opening of the new Mexico base is part of the company’s ongoing expansion programme, set against the backdrop of rising demand for drilling and workover services.  During the past year, the onshore drilling specialist has successfully completed a number of contracts on the Amatitlán and Tecolutla blocks in Veracruz state, among others. “We use equipment and technologies that significantly reduce rig time and risks associated with drilling in Mexico’s rugged and varied terrain,” said Versfeld.  “As a result, our customers realize significant cost-savings and increased efficiencies,” 

Currently, SIMMONS EDECO is carrying out drilling campaigns in Tabasco state.

The new SIMMONS EDECO facility is located at: 

Libramiento Arco Noreste
R/A Lázaro Cárdenas 
Municipio Centro
Villahermosa, Tabasco
México 86280


Oscar Santos T:  52 1 782 212 3637 or E:
Alex Moya  T:  52 1 782 128 9230 or E:

SIMMONS EDECO provides specialist onshore drilling and workover services to the global oil and gas industry. Founded in 1962, SIMMONS EDECO supports its customers from its headquarters in Calgary, Canada, and bases in Villahermosa, Tabasco and Poza Rica de Hidalgo, Veracruz in Mexico.

For more information, contact: 
Rob Matheson
Vice President of Business Development
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T:  +1 403 244-5340 
E:, W:

Sharon Roe, Spinnaker Communications, St Andrews, Scotland
T:  +44 (0)l334 473 754, E:


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