​Directional Drilling

What if your directional services were provided by people who have both directional drilling and rig operation expertise?

At Ensign, our directional drillers are drillers—experienced, hands-on crews operating our purpose-built, industry-leading rigs with complete control over the direction of the drill bit. 

Ensign’s customers benefit from the synergy and efficiencies that result when both the directional and rig services are provided in one seamless offering. And we ‘right size’ our crews for each specific application, ensuring maximum efficiency and safety. This saves you time and money, and provides a peace of mind our competitors simply can’t provide.

We drill deep, complex and challenging wells and are committed to providing you unparalleled client service and technological innovation.


The Ensign Advantage

With Ensign, you benefit from our experience, expertise and technology advantage. In return, we deliver successful results and cost savings.


Leading Technology
"I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the exceptional service and performance provided by the Ensign crews. I could not have completed this project without you!" – Ensign customer.​ ​​

  • ​Over 300 drilling rigs worldwide

  • Over 100 proprietary Automated Drill Rigs (ADR®); ADRs® are fast, safe and flexible—ideal for large resource plays


A Broad Range of Services​

We bring our high-level expertise to each directional project, and we ensure equipment reliability from surface to TD.

  • Remote computer-based monitoring capability and skilled crews
  • Well plans developed in-house using the latest directional software; well planning includes anti-collision, torque and drag analysis, and multi-leg wells
  • Downhole Measurement While Drilling​(MWDs) and motors are matched to specific applications and drilling rigs
  • State-of-the-art Electromagnetic (EM) and mud pulse MWD technology with gamma modules
  • Conventional directional and horizontal drilling
  • Multi-well pad drilling projects
  • Underbalanced directional and horizontal drilling
  • Slim-hole re-entry services
  • Remote drilling
  • Short-radius drilling applications
  • Well monitoring
  • Performance motors


Great People

  • Strong management 
  • Well-trained, rig-smart directional teams with the experience and know-how to deliver results
  • Problem solving skills
  • Honest, accountable and fair
  • Strong safety focus and safety record


Health, Safety & the Environment

Safety—for our employees, our contractors and our customers —is our top priority, and it is our ongoing goal to achieve year-over-year improvement in safety performance and zero accidents and zero injuries through our Driving to Zero® safety program.