About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Formed on April 12th, 2005 by Mac McAlister, Frontier Drilling is a private land drilling contractor leading the drilling industry in safety, performance, and integrity. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Frontier also has operational offices in Utah, Montana, West Virginia and, Texas.  Operating in states coast to coast frontier has established itself as a benchmark for both region and world records.

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2005

Year Established

200+

200 Years of Combined Management Experience

5

5 Drilling Yards

OK, ND, UT, TX, WV

15+

Field Records & Awards Won

Meet The Team

White Sands
  • Mac McAlister

    Managing Director

    Mac McAlister has more than 40 years of business ownership in the oil field industry. After establishing Rig Air, in 1976 at age 23, Mr. McAlister transformed Rig Air into the largest independent air and gas compression company by territory in the United States. He then formed Advanced Air Systems, later led to the creation of Advanced Rig & Equipment in 1985. Advanced Rig & Equipment completed and deployed rigs ranging from 900hp portable operating rigs in Africa and Europe to 1500hp state-of-the-art diesel electric rigs stateside. Mr. McAlister Formed partnerships to begin Advanced Drilling Technologies, and later Strata Drilling. Following the sale of his 44% interest in Strata Drilling to Bronco Drilling (BRNC), Mr. McAlister formed Frontier Drilling. He has taken the company from 1 rig to 32 rigs. Mr. McAlister’s 30 years of experience have enabled him to accumulate a unique insight into every phase of development and deployment of drilling rigs and equipment.

  • Robert Hammons

    Controller

    Robert Hammons has built his career in Accounting and Finance and has more than 25 years in the oilfield. Robert oversees financial decisions, contract negotiations and the general day-to-day operations of Frontier Drilling. Robert is an Oklahoma native and has worked with Mac McAlister since the 1980's. Robert plays a key role in the trajectory of Frontier Drilling and ensures the seamless integration of both management and field offices.

  • Jerry Brown

    Drilling Equipment Manager

    Jerry Brown has over 40 years of experience in the Drilling Industry. Starting out as the Rig Superintendent for Big Chief Drilling Company in 1966 in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Brown was responsible for supervising drilling operations ensuring safety standards on government land were met. Mr. Brown then worked from 1980 to 1985 as a V.P. of Operations and Drilling Manager for Cromling Drilling Company. From 1985-1990, Mr. Brown was a Rig Manager for Welch & Howell Drilling Company where he supervised the drilling of geothermal wells in the deserts of southern California. In 1990, Mr. Brown joined Mac McAlister at Advanced Rig & Equipment. With his extensive experience in the Drilling Industry, Mr. Brown now oversees the building of new Rigs for Frontier Drilling’s fleet. He has proven to be a truly valuable asset to the company.

  • BIlly Postma

    Operations Manager

    Bio Coming Soon

  • Matt McMillan

    EHS Director

    Matt McMillan joined the Frontier Drilling team in the spring of 2018. Mr. McMillan received his education from Columbia Southern University in Occupational Health and Safety with a focus in Fire Science. Mr. McMillan is a Certified Instructional Trainer with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Mr. McMillan is also a Licensed Safety Professional and a Member of the National Association of Safety Professionals. Mr. McMillan is active with both the National Safety Council, and the Oklahoma Safety Council. Mr. McMillan has been working actively throughout the oil and gas fields since retiring from the U.S. Army in 2009. Mr. McMillan is a recognized instructor for PEC Safety, and as a Fall Protection and Confined Space trainer for 3M Corporation. In his spare time, he is also a Rider Coach for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.  His goal with Frontier Drilling is to keep employees trained and up to date with the latest standards and best practices as well as developing a safe and empowering work culture.

 
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