3350 Junction City Highway | El Dorado, AR 71730 | 870.863.5800
gsewell@sewelldrilling.com | We operate 24 / 7 | Office Hours Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm

Our Staff

The staff at Sewell Drilling, LLC is truly second to none. Comprised of industry veterans each with decades of experience on their resume, the crews have the knowledge and skills necessary to complete every job both safely and efficiently.

Most of our employees have been with us for a long time and are dedicated to our mission and the service we provide. We currently employ around 70 people and are always looking to add to our exceptional crew. From our founder, to our newest employees, professionalism, integrity, and industry knowledge can be found in every aspect of what we do.

Our Team

Staff 1

Gary Sewell
Our Founder & CEO

He has drilled over 4100 wells across his decades long career.

Staff 2

Terry Turbeville
Drilling Superintendent

Terry brings with him over four decades of industry experience.

Staff 4

Jill Pickett
Office Manager

Staff 3

Dennis Bingle and Mike Gresham
Tool Pushers

Both Dennis and Mike each have over 25 years experience in the oil patch and over 15 years experience as pushers.

A message from our owner

“My family has been actively involved in the oil and gas industry of South Arkansas for four generations. In 1937, Colonel T.H. Barton discovered the Shuler Oil Field. My grandfather, Horace P. Sewell, was a farmer in the Shuler community. Between 1938 and 1941 there were 10 producing wells drilled on his farm.

In 1953, my father, Wilson H. Sewell, drilled his first producing well, the Dumas #1 in the Shuler Field. In 1957, Wilson Sewell and Rodney Landes formed Shuler Drilling Company. My first experience in the oil field began in 1968 when I began working for Shuler Drilling. In 1970, I drilled my first producing well. I continued work at Shuler until 1983 when I began Sewell Oil Company Inc. In 1993, I started my first oil well drilling company which was sold to Patterson UTI in 2000. In 2007, I purchased Tri State Drilling and changed the name to Sewell Drilling, which we still operate. At this point, I have drilled over 4100 wells in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.

My son, Justin Sewell, is the owner of Sewell Production Company where he operates several oil producing properties. With grandsons in the family, the oil and gas industry will continue for future generations.”

Unparalleled expertise and the extreme commitment to safety, are what sets Sewell Drilling, LLC apart from the competition. For more information about our staff or employment opportunities, give us a call today!