Denny Robblee, Founder Driller
Denny Robblee

Denny Robblee

President and Operations Manager

Industry Experience

Denny Robblee has been in the industry since 1990. Starting as a Driller’s Assistant, Robblee worked his way up the ranks in various roles, including driller, supervisor, and owner. Robblee trained many elite members of the drilling industry. As President and Operations Manager of Premier Drilling Company since 2014, Robblee continues to make a difference in the drilling industry by keeping Premier a Safe, Clean, and Productive drilling company. Robblee takes pride in providing the right equipment, tooling, and training to the Premier team, including you, our client. Robblee, an industry expert, enjoys challenging products and strives to exceed client expectations.

Career Highlights

  • Nevada – Horizontal Drain R.C. Drilling – 1993
    One of the original three people selected to develop a safe and productive operation drilling horizontal into pit walls throughout Nevada with 5 ½ inch R.C. to relieve water pressure.
  • Tri-City’s Washington – 2010
    Deepest R.C. holes in the world. Co-Supervisor of four holes, 10,800 feet deep + each. Drilling through the basalt layers, which until then had been unachievable since 1952.
  • Fallon Nevada Nuclear Test Site – 2000
    Supervised the drilling and completion of the deepest well in Nevada (at the time), which was 3,565 feet on a former nuclear test site.
  • Rossi Nevada
    Supervised three rigs drilling for Barrick on the deepest R.C. exploration holes in the United States. The deepest being 4,260 feet on the southwest corner entry of the Halliburton Barite plant.
  • Southern Nevada R.C. Large Diameter Well Program – 2005
    Supervised two crews on an Extremely Classified site in southern Nevada, where no electronic communications were allowed, and everyone was escorted by military police 24/7.

Professional Experience

2014 – Present, President and Operations Manager, Premier Drilling Company
2012 – 2013, Client Services, National Exploration Well & Pumps
2010 – 2012, Operations Superintendent Rotary Discipline, National Exploration Well & Pumps
1999 – 2010, Tool Pusher, Lang Exploratory / Boart Longyear
1992 – 1998, Driller, Lang Exploratory / Boart Longyear
1990 – 1991, Driller Assistant, Lang Exploratory / Boart Longyear

Training and Certifications

  • MSHA Certified
  • OSHA Certified
  • CPR/First Aid Certified

Drill Rigs Mastered

  • Schramm T685, T130
  • Lang Manufactured LM90 Horizontal, LM120, LM140, LM200, LM300, LM700
  • Atlas / Epiroc Christensen 140, CT14, RD10, TH 60, TH75
  • Drill Tech D140K, DH1, DH3