JDC Drilling specializes in land-based drilling rig operations in the Mid-Continent and Permian basin. JDC owns and operates an eleven rig fleet, operated by experienced personnel with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in both the engineering and operational aspects of land-based drilling. Since inception, JDC has drilled without any incidents resulting in a zero TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate).

Management Team

Steve Jernigan

Mr. Jernigan’s career in the oil and gas industry has spanned more than forty five years. He has owned various drilling and exploration companies, to include Jernigan Drilling Company, Steve Jernigan, Inc, Jernigan Production Company, Signal Drilling, Johnson & Bates, Melco Drilling, Pacific Oil & Gas and many other companies.  Additionally, Mr. Jernigan has been in the ranching business and served on various bank boards.

Brad Jernigan

Director of Business Development
Mr. Jernigan has been involved in the Oil & Gas Industry over 37 years. He has been a partner and manager in many industry companies such as Jernigan Trucking, Jernigan Blade Services, Jernigan Drilling.

Gary Jennings

Director of Operations
Mr. Jennings has 40 years experience operating and managing drilling rigs. He has served as Regional Vice President– Operations for Patterson – UTI Drilling, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he oversaw operations of 23 rigs, drilling superintendents, area management and office personnel.

Aaron Deering MS, GSP, CSHO

Director of HSE and HR

Mr. Deering has held multiple leadership positions in the Oil and Gas Industry for the last 15 years. Mr. Deering has a Bachelor and a Master degree in Occupational Safety and Health. Mr. Deering also holds multiple professional certifications. He is a Certified Safety and Health Official in both General Industry and Construction. Mr. Deering is active in the local Habitat for Humanity where he volunteers his time.