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If you are looking for fast, competitively priced, high-quality drilling, talk to us!

Who we are

Executive Leadership

Jared Mills

President

Tyler Mills

Operations Manager

Wyatt Mills

Field Supervisor / Project Manager

Graham Haus

Director of Support Services

Management

Kylie Chesney

Human Resources

Rochelle Mills

Controller

Field Management

Michael Wiederspick

Field Supervisor

Rylan McLean

Sr Field Supervisor / Project Manager

Steve Corey

Field Supervisor

Michael Bradley

Field Supervisor

Wade Fielder

Field Supervisor

History

1956
Mills and Johnson buy their first horse-driven, wooden drilling rig.
1964
Mills Well Drilling buys its first boiling rig.
1971
Hubert Mills purchase first mud rotary drilling rig.
1989
Second Generation of Mills drillers drill throughout northern Alberta.
1997
Mills family drills wells throughout Saskatchewan.
2006
Business plan for start an oil and gas drilling company is the beginning of Cross Borders.

Winter
First oil and gas project.
2007
Spring
Auger division is formed.

Winter
First resource coring project.
2008
Summer
Began work in the expanding Potash industry. Relocated headquarters to Pilot Butte, SK.
2011
Expanded rig count to three core drilling rigs.
2012
Expands rig count to five core drilling rigs and four auger drilling rigs.

Fall
Cross Borders acquires Grand Breakers Drilling - expands its auger drilling division again in southern Saskatchewan.
2013
Spring
Satellite office set-up in Edmonton, AB - Cross Borders expands out of Saskatchewan.
2014
Cross Borders brings first CZM drilling rig to Canada, and enters into a successful conductor and foundation program.

Cross Borders adds the capacity to drill track mounted mud - rotary drilling with the first Delta Base 540 in Canada.

Cross Borders adds wire-line core drilling capacities to 1000m.

Cross Borders acquires their seventh geo-technical track mounted drilling rig with the addition of Rig No. 507.
2015
Cross Borders adds in Dual Rotary drilling capabilities with the addition of Rig 601.
2016
Cross Borders takes their Geotechnical expertise from the Potash Industry and applies it to the Oilsand Mines completing summer geotechnical projects.

Cross Borders adds sonic rig R701 to the fleet, and expands oil sands operations, beginning new relationship with Suncor.
2017
Acquires Boss Drilling from Saskatoon.

Added coring rig R407 to the fleet.
2018
Added military inspired coring rig R408 “The Drill Sergeant” to the fleet.

Expanded fleet of sonic rig count to two with rig R702 Truck Mounted Sonic.

Our Why

As the most trusted, innovative, and profitable drilling company in Canada, we provide a healthy and stable working environment for our people.

Core Values

Safety
Cross Borders is one of the leaders in the industry in the safety category, because we will not sacrifice anything for safety. At the end of the day, we just want our employees to make it home to their families.
Trust
All long-term relationships begin with trust, and we take great pride in representing ourselves with integrity and honesty. This approach allows us to build lasting relationships with our employees, contractors and clients.
Teamwork
Our management team and field crews work closely with our clients to develop lasting professional relationships. In addition to this, our employees work as a team to get the job done, big or small.
Value
We work to give our clients the most for their money, through efficiency, hard work, and excellent project management.
Family
Cross Borders is a family owned and operated company, and we consider each and every one of our employees family as well.
Community
Cross Borders is dedicated to helping grow the communities we work within. Whenever possible, we purchase and hire locally, and we have several local charities we give back to.