About Us

A Legacy of Excellence

Scientific Drilling International (SDI) was founded in Houston, Texas in 1969. Since then, we have grown into one of the top providers of wellbore navigation and directional services in the United States. We know veterans play a huge role in our success.

At SDI, you will find a very similar culture to what you once experienced in the military. This team will give you everything you need to prosper in an environment that will feel reassuring and familiar.


Working Here

Accomplishing Missions Through Passion & Teamwork

Our industry is perfect for master adapters who thrive on high collaboration and changing situations. We know you have developed valuable skills that help you maintain discipline and effectiveness under stressful situations. However, we want you to focus on your next chapter.

At SDI, your safety is our priority. Come experience a fast-paced environment and explore the diverse array of career opportunities we have to offer.


Our Core Values

Promoting Positive Team Dynamics

  • Safety
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Humanity

These values go beyond simple words on a page—we live by them and rely upon them to remind ourselves of the purpose behind what we do. Our goal is to work together to unlock everyone's potential. Because we care for each other’s safety and future, and we want to build a workplace that is synonymous with strong ethics, trust, and initiative.



What Our Veterans Have to Say

  • Kevin Elger

    MWD/LWD Manager

    “In the military, I was an Aviation Electrician. I learned how to troubleshoot flight control systems, and the software and tools that I use here have many of the same functions. We are basically piloting underground.

    I really appreciate that I always have someone else to call if I can't figure something out. This industry is a lot like the military: you can start at the bottom and work your way to the top. And if you show up with a can-do attitude, anything is possible.”

  • Ricardo Cortez

    MWD Operator

    “The military and the oil & gas industry are very similar: both involve constant challenges while providing a service.

    In a career like this, your discipline to stay focused on tasks regardless of external circumstances will be extremely valuable. You will also see that SDI and the military share the same values of safety, teamwork, innovation, passion, and humanity. Their commitment to safety and teamwork are values that I appreciate the most.”

  • Ken Webb

    Remote Operations & Measurement Support Manager

    “Transitioning from military life to civilian life can leave a void that is hard to fill when working a monotonous job within the same four walls day in and day out.

    In addition to that, my experience as an Air Force Munitions Systems Technician & Inspector didn’t translate to many “normal” civilian jobs. However, safety, attention to detail, and integrity are skills that I can leverage here. I've found a familiar atmosphere where we complete each mission with trust and integrity.”

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.