HistoryIn 1970, this company started with two men and a single rig in Blackwell, Oklahoma. Nearly half a century later, the legacy continues, as we now operate all throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states. We are proud that our company supports hundreds of families by providing jobs and quality services in the energy industry.
A company with deep roots in Oklahoma, Ralph Shebester and R.C. Bechtel founded Shebester-Bechtel Well Service in 1970 with one workover rig in Blackwell. The company has expanded rapidly over its 40-year history.
The company’s biggest growth spurt began in 1988. In just 10 years, Shebester Bechtel acquired companies in Maysville, Yukon, Enid and Cushing. Proudly becoming an Employee Owned Company in 2001.
Throughout its history, the company has stressed safety and customer service to all of its employees, and it has shown with the companies many years of success.
Our employees are dedicated to meeting our customers’ every need. Our goal is to provide a well-maintained rig fleet and the best customer service in the business, and our customers will tell you that’s what we deliver. That’s the reason for our success.
With a focus on those priorities Shebester Bechtel has grown into the company it is today – a best-in-class well servicing company maintaining a fleet of more than 50 workover rigs in Oklahoma and beyond.
With a lengthy record of success in its past and no sign of slowing down, Shebester-Bechtel will continue to be a vital part of the well service business in Oklahoma for generations to come.