Auction Set for Assets of West Texas Drilling Company

Tiger Group, Auction Resolutions and PPL Group to conduct live webcast auction of Sandia Drilling’s assets on July 1

MIDLAND, Texas (6/17/14)—By order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Tiger Group’s Remarketing Services Division, Auction Resolutions LLC and PPL Group LLC will conduct a live webcast auction at 10:30 a.m. (CT) on July 1 for four complete trailer-mounted drilling rigs, rolling stock, tubulars, and support equipment owned by Sandia Drilling Co. Ltd, LLP and affiliate Sandia Drilling of Texas, LLC. The live auction will be followed by a sealed bid offering of four complete substructure rigs from the company’s operations.

Bidders can attend the July 1 event in person at La Hacienda Event Center, located at 12600 Texas 191 Frontage in Midland, or participate in the live webcast through For direct links to the sale catalog and the sealed bid package, and to submit bids prior to the auction, go to

Previews of the various assets being offered will be held at three locations: June 27-30, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT), at Yard No. 1 located at 12010 Hwy 191, Midland, TX; June 27-28, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT), at Yard No. 2, located at 1675 IH 20 Rd S. in Waksom,TX; and June 28-30, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT) at Yard No. 3, located at 208 Rogers St., Pyote, TX

Sandia spent considerable money upgrading and refurbishing their rigs and support equipment over the years,” said Kelly Toney, President of Houston-based Auction Resolutions. “We are confident that buyers will find tremendous value in this auction opportunity.

Key assets featured in the auction include four Spencer Harris 7000 750 HP, three-axle trailer-mounted drilling rigs; nearly 100,000 feet of tubulars; as well as components that include triplex and duplex mud pumps, generator sets, diesel engines, tool-pusher’s quarters, top doghouses, crew change/parts houses, and variety of other support equipment.

The auction’s rolling stock includes Kenworth, Freightliner, Mack, and International tandem and tri-axle rig-up and winch trucks; three, four and five axle trailers of up to 70 tons; light-duty trucks; passenger trucks, and more.

The assets being offered in the sealed bid sale include a Skytop Brewster N-85, 1,250 HP drilling rig; an RMI 750, 1,000 HP drilling rig; and two Spencer Harris 7000, 1,000 HP drilling rigs. Each unit is complete and ready to drill. Sealed bids are due by 3:00 p.m. (CT) on July 15.

For a full catalog of the items offered, yard locations for individual items, and details on how to schedule a site visit and bid, go to:

Sandia Drilling Co. Ltd, LLP and affiliate Sandia Drilling of Texas, LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 15, 2013 in the Texas Eastern Bankruptcy Court (case number 2:13-bk-20099).