Our website use cookies to improve and personalize your experience and to display advertisements (if any). Our website may also include cookies from third parties like Google Adsense, Google Analytics, Youtube. By using the website, you consent to the use of cookies. 


Highlands Drilling's rigs are each outfitted to excel in drilling operations where compressed air is used as the circulating medium, rendering them uniquely suited to drilling wells targeting the Marcellus Shale.

The Speedstar 200 - K is the workhorse of the Highlands Drilling fleet with purpose-built and highly interchangeable ancillary and support equipment that combine to provide its customers with the best performing and most versatile air drilling rigs in the Appalachian Basin. The consistent design and interchangeability across the Highlands Drilling's fleet as well as its ancillary and support equipment also greatly adds to efficiencies when managing repairs, performing maintenance or planned overhauls and in meeting special customer needs. Finally, the consistent design of Highlands' equipment maximizes the ability of Highlands' employees to effectively work on all of the company's rigs.

The Highlands Drilling's scale of application and in-depth understanding of the Speedstar 200-K rigs and ancillary equipment has allowed Highlands Drilling to become the most effective and self sufficient consumer and operator of the product line

Highlands Photo 6
Highlands Drilling's fleet is equipped with custom designed, state of the art Dickirson Walking Substructure Systems.
  • Our Dickirson Walking Substructure Systems have repeatedly been proven to save our customers time and money. This cost savings is generated through ultra efficient relations from well to well on pad site.  Walking our rigs from well to well also reduces the number of moving parts and support equipment required on location which reduces potential hazards and increases overall site safety.
  • With a 25’ floor height, the Dickirson Walking Substructure Systems uses internally integrated rails and step systems to take five-foot longitudinal steps and approximately two-foot latitudinal steps with the rig 100% “rigged up” and 70,000# of drilling tubulars racked in the rig's derrick. The system's twin 10-ton pneumatic hoists systems are capable of carrying and handling a complete well control system in walking mode. Average rig walk time with 70,000# of drilling tubulars in the rig's derrick and full 13.625”, 5K well control system in the rig's substructure averages less than 30 minutes from well bore to well bore.
20230310 HDR - Walking Sub
Want to know more?

The Highlands Drilling team is ready to discuss with you how we can provide cutting edge solutions for your projects today.

Highlands Photo 3