Surface Hole Drilling

Leon Ross Drilling provides specialty drilling services (surface holes, ratholes, mouseholes, de-watering holes, and cathodic protection wells) for the oil and gas industry. ​

Leon Ross Drilling employees take pride in their job as well as their client service. The firm believes in offering the greatest value-added service to its clients in a safe and efficient manner. Leon Ross  Drilling also takes great pride in providing its customers with a highly-trained, motivated, and professional staff capable of consistently delivering the highest-quality work.

Cathodic Protection

What is a cathodic protection well? A cathodic protection well is formed by drilling a big hole into the soil, usually beside a vital pipeline such as a gas or oil pipeline, and filling it with a protective fluid to avoid leaks and fires, similar to most other wells.

Why is it significant: Utility companies and engineers understand that maintaining the integrity of your pipeline infrastructure is an investment in your company's long-term profitability and reputation. Unfortunately, gas and oil leaks are becoming all too prevalent, and the environmental effect of such spills is catastrophic, not to mention the public relations impact on the corporation that caused the disaster. Cathodic protection wells assist to reduce the danger of a pipeline spilling contaminants into the environment, such as gas and oil.

Our cathodic protection well drilling professionals are OSHA and HAZMAT certified and have significant expertise assisting gas, oil, and water businesses with pipeline infrastructure protection. Allow our well drilling professionals to assist you.


A compressor station is a facility that aids in the natural gas transmission process from one site to another. Natural gas must be compressed at intervals of 40 to 100 miles while being delivered through a gas pipeline. More compressor stations will be required due to frequent elevation changes and an increase in the number of gas wells.

The compressor station, also known as a pumping station, is the "engine" that drives a natural gas pipeline across vast distances. The station compresses the gas (raising its pressure) to provide energy to transport it through the pipeline, as the name indicates. A motor powered by some of the natural gas vented from the pipeline drives the compressor.