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Superior Energy Services serves the drilling, completion and production-related needs of oil and gas companies worldwide through a diversified portfolio of specialized oilfield services and equipment that are used throughout the economic life cycle of oil and gas wells. The world's energy producers rely on us for the services, tools, equipment and exceptionally trained personnel needed to develop and produce oil and gas.

Founded in 1989, Superior Energy has grown from 125 employees and $12 million in revenues to a publicly traded company with more than $4 billion in revenues and nearly 14,000 employees worldwide.

Superior Energy has a history of developing specialized tools and technologies designed to meet customer needs. In its earliest days, the company pioneered the use of "rigless" plugging and abandonment services. Since then, Superior has been on the leading edge of a number of developments that benefit oil and gas producers throughout the life cycle of the well.

Our business segments include:

Drilling Products and Services

We manufacture, rent and sell specialized equipment and tools for use with well drilling, completion, production and workover activities. These tools include connecting iron, drill pipe, stabilizers and hole openers, handling tools, on-site accommodations, pressure control equipment and specialty tubular goods.

Onshore Completion and Workover Services

We offer pressure pumping, fluid handing and well servicing rigs to our customers. These services also include horizontal and vertical well hydraulic fracturing, cementing, fluid disposal, completions and much more.

Production Services

Our production services aim to enhance, maintain and extend oil and gas production during the life of the well. In addition to being the leader in U.S. coiled tubing services, we also offer electric line, slickline, pressure control tools and services, and snubbing and hydraulic workover.

Subsea and Technical Solutions

We are a leader in "rigless" production-related services — a cost-effective approach to delivering services and solutions aimed at maintaining and enhancing well productivity. We offer environmental services, marine technical services, subsea well containment, well control, engineering and well evaluation, plug and abandonment (P&A) and decommissioning services.


Quality, integrity and safety — while enhancing the production of energy

The cost-effective production of energy is critical to the growth and prosperity of the world's economies. Our role is helping energy producers work more efficiently through the delivery of high-quality tools and services.

Our Mission

Superior Energy Services offers drilling-related and production related solutions to energy producers. We provide a diverse set of products and services in select global markets that add value to our customers' operations with an emphasis on quality, integrity and safe operations.

Our Vision

Through the Power of One, we will make finding and producing energy more efficient by bringing together complementary products and services to plan, deliver and execute solutions as one seamless unit operating under one common culture. In turn, we will earn a reputation as the global leader in providing safe, efficient and high-quality solutions throughout the lifecycle of the well.

Our Shared Values

  • People — We will attract, develop and retain the best team members. We encourage open communication and will show respect for others.
  • Integrity — We are honest, fair and reliable in our day-to-day interaction with customers and fellow employees.
  • Quality — We are accountable for our actions and accept nothing less than total and complete customer satisfaction.
  • Health, Safety and Environmental — We are a performance driven company whose highest priorities are accident prevention, the health of our employees and protection of the environment.
  • Shareholders — We will continue to create shareholder value by efficiently managing projects, controlling our costs and strategically reinvesting our capital.


Superior Energy Services Listed in Houston Chronicle's 2013 Top Workplaces

Superior Energy Services has been named one of Houston's 2013 Top Workplaces by the Houston Chronicle for the second year in a row.

The list honors 150 workplaces in the Houston area ranging from small companies with less than 150 employees to large companies employing more than 500 people. This is the second year for Superior Energy Services to receive recognition within in the "Top Large Companies" category.

The results are based on an employee survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics LLC. Qualifying companies are measured by employee responses regarding company leadership, advancement opportunities, compensation and employee benefits.

Superior's employee benefits package – which includes maternity and paternity leave; medical, dental and vision healthcare options; flexible hours; employee orientations; employee recognition programs; and safety initiatives set Superior apart as a workplace that recognizes the importance of creating a welcoming, responsive and safe employment environment.


Fortune Magazine Ranks Superior Energy Services 56th Fastest Growing Company

Superior has been recognized by Fortune Magazine as the 56th fastest growing company on its annual list of the world's 100 Fastest Growing Companies. The list evaluates publicly traded, global companies based on a three-year average of revenue growth, profit growth and total return. Ranked at 56, Superior's revenue growth is 50 percent, its profit growth is 55 percent, and its total return through August 20, 2013, is 12 percent. This is Superior's fourth appearance on the list. The Company was previously ranked in 2008, 2007 and 2003.

In response to the recent Fortune magazine ranking, President and CEO Dave Dunlap said, "The company's tremendous growth in a relatively short timeframe has been the result of hard work, strategic acquisitions and a focus on operational excellence. This ranking is a testament to our employees who work hard every day to exceed customer expectations. It's this commitment to our customers that has earned Superior a spot on the Fortune list as one of the fastest growing oil and gas services companies in the world."


Superior Energy Services Moves Up 35 Spots on the Houston Chronicle's Top 100 List

Superior Energy Services (NYSE: SPN) ranked number 39 on the Houston Chronicle's Top 100 Public Companies list and 4th on their Revenue Growth list. Superior's strong results in many of the categories considered in the Top 100 listing contributed to its successful rise in the rankings from 74 the previous year.

The Houston Chronicle noted Superior's revenue of $4.5 billion, a 132.6 percent rise over the previous year, and an increase in earnings per share by 28.9 percent over the previous year. Contributing to the significant growth was Superior's merger with Complete Production Services, Inc. valued at $2.7 billion as a cash-and-stock deal.

The Houston Chronicle's "Chron 100" list evaluates the Houston area's best-performing, publicly traded companies. In addition to revenue, companies listed in the "Chron 100" are ranked based on annual growth in earnings per share, annual revenue growth and one-year total return.

Superior Energy Reviews

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22 Reviews
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Superior Energy CEO and Director David D. Dunlap
David D. Dunlap
11 Ratings

    I generally enjoyed the experience if not for one person who took the fun out of it.

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    Former Employee - Service Operator in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Service Operator in Odessa, TX

    I worked at Superior Energy full-time (more than a year)


    Very friendly, family oriented environment. The co workers were great and people did their job without too much complaint.


    They cut our pay, hired the wrong people, and the buddy-buddy system became common

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    Ensure that managers who show favoritism are corrected. It destroys morale and drive when managers friends are hired and given preferred treatment over those who had been there longer.

    Neutral Outlook

Superior Energy Interviews

Updated Nov 21, 2014
Updated Nov 21, 2014

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    I applied online – interviewed at Superior Energy.

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    Long drawn out process. Waiting weeks to hear what the next step was made it difficult. 3 phone interviews and a 3.5 hr in person interview. Interview was pleasant, everyone was easy to talk to. Thought I would be hired based on the interview process but I was wrong.

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    • Are you physically capable of doing the job. Not a big deal but with my work history I thought it was odd.   Answer Question
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Superior Energy Awards & Accolades

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100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2008

Additional Info

Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1991
Type Company - Public (SPN)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Priding itself on its superior operations, Superior Energy Services provides specialized oil field services to companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico, US mainland, and further afield. It sells and rents oil and gas well drilling equipment and offers tools and services worldwide, including in Canada, the Middle East, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, Venezuela, and West Africa. The company furnishes well access services to acquire data and perform remedial activities. It also makes, rents, and sells specialized drilling and spill containment gear. In 2012 Superior Energy... More

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