FOR THE FIRST
TIME EVER

RAPTOR RIG BRINGS ASSEMBLY LINE
AUTOMATION TO THE DRILLING INDUSTRY.

30%

Overall Reduction in drilling costs

fully

automated

zero floor hands

70%

FASTER CONNECTIONS

Simultaneous

Jointed pipe connections





THE RAPTOR RIG TEAM

  • Reg Layden

    REGLAYDEN

    Co-Founder

    Reg Layden is recognized as a veteran innovator in the oilfield community considering his over 2 1/2 decades experience in cutting edge rig design, development, and operation. This coupled with his roles as GM of North American Operations and GM of International Operations giving him extensive worldwide experience and insight into operators challenges and needs for improvement.

  • Richard Havinga

    RICHARDHAVINGA

    Co-Founder

    Richard has an extensive history in new product development, engineering, manufacturing and design in oilfield operations. Richard’s decades of experience in the industry makes him a leading authority in the conceptualization and creation of next generation drilling rigs. Richard’s prior role as President of an Oilfield drilling contractor has given him hands-on experience in a real-world environment in successfully bringing new technologies to market.

  • Patrick Feighan

    PATRICKFEIGHAN

    Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary

    Patrick Feighan is Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Raptor Rig where he is responsible for corporate administration and infrastructure, and corporate governance support. His technical background includes mechanical engineering and project management, with a focus on industrial automation. He has extensive senior management and director experience providing operational and financial management and oversight to technology oriented companies, from initial research and development phases through to maturity. Patrick is a Professional Engineer registered with APEGGA and holds B.Sc. and M.Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary.

  • Brent Layden

    BRENTLAYDEN

    Engineering and Maintenance Manager

    Brent Layden is a Professional Engineer who is respected as a leader in Engineering and Maintenance management. He has held Engineering and Maintenance leadership roles in many industries including power, water, heavy construction, engineering consulting and drilling rig design. This coupled with his engineering experience in power and controls systems gives him a unique perspective on the importance of maintenance considerations in design.
  • Cam Mitchell

    CAMMITCHELL

    Quality Health Safety Environment

    Cam is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional with over a decade of oilfield experience. Being active in numerous initiatives with the CAODC, Cam has developed Oilfield Health and Safety knowledge that allows him to assist his customers in fostering a Health and Safety environment that exceeds industry standard. With Cam’s assistance, his customer’s health and safety programs are able to meet even the super major’s most stringent requirements.
  • Bernie Wiebe

    BERNIEWIEBE

    Maintenance Development Manager

    Bernie is a licensed Heavy Duty Mechanic who has been active in various industries sectors since 1968; working for several major OEMs. In 1982 he incorporated Alert Systems Ltd. The primary focus is on improved efficiency through Preventive Maintenance Consulting, Training and asset management solutions. He continues to guide many O&G companies world-wide to improved equipment health and operational efficiency. Programs are designed to equip field operations personnel with common sense solutions. See more at www.alertsystems.net
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Press

Raptor Rig is the world’s first fully automated drilling rig. Engineered for the future. Reducing the cost of extraction is how O&G will pull the same profit from a $50 barrel of oil that it used to pull from a $80 barrel.
“The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of oilfield drilling rigs, is getting a little easier, though, with Raptor Rig”

-THE ROUGHNECK

“While incumbent, legacy practices, and technologies are hard to deviate from, a fundamentally different industry dynamic must be met with a new and innovative approach to building a sustainable model.”

-THE OGM

“The revolutionary aspect of this rig is its ability to do connections outside of the critical path, so the drilling pipe rig is almost continuously drilling-making the connection outside the drilling path, which no other rig in the world does.”

-RIGZONE

“An Alberta-based team of industry veterans is hoping to take drill rig automation to a new level”

-O&G PRODUCT NEWS

Work with us!

We are always looking for dynamic contributors to join our rapidly expanding team. 
Send your resume and cover letter to:
careers@raptorrig.com