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who we are

Based in Houston, Texas, Challenger International is a world-class international company with many years of experience in drilling solutions. We also have a dedicated sales office for Latin America, which can be reached through Alberto Perez. Challenger International provides all types of drilling equipment - from simple components to entire rig packages. Our team of experts can consult, design, build, and integrate any drilling rig for land, offshore and deepwater.

Challenger International, Inc. was founded in 1992, focusing on the sale of new and used drill pipe and related down-hole tubulars and accessories. We carry vast tubular inventories in Houston, Texas and Lafayette, Louisiana, with a large percentage of sales made to overseas accounts. Our prices are direct from the manufacturers and we pass the savings on to you. Good prices, good service, and quick deliveries because we recognize time is money. Our experience is the key and we are here to serve you. 

Challenger International has been the leading provider of drilling equipment and supplies to some of the largest - and smallest - companies in the industry. Our staff is trained to help you tackle any project, no matter how difficult the job may be. Our consulting services go beyond all of our competitors, providing you with the deepest discounts you will find anywhere.

new update: Contact us today!

DP-Master (DPM), one of the largest drill pipe manufacturers in the world, is now available at Challenger International. Same quality, excellent prices! Please contact George Dawley at gdawley192@gmail.com or Gary Haub with Drilling Connections at glhaub@yahoo.com. 

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Challenger International supplies both new and used drill pipe, sizes 2.375” through 7-5/8” from various manufacturers.

Challenger International supplies both integral and welded heavy weight drill pipe.

Challenger International offers various shapes and sizes of drill collars in stock to API specifications and QC inspected.

Challenger International supplies both square and hexagon kellys in a variety of sizes to meet your requirements.

Challenger International carries standard lengths; other lengths are available on customers' request.

Challenger International has a vast inventory of tubulars for exploration or production drilling.

PetroMaterials new drill pipe inventory made in Japan with Sumitomo/Nippon tubes. All connections are 2" longer than standard with three cycle make break included, range 2.

Security Type Hole Openers are designed for the enlargement of pilot holes, directional drilling, and large hole applications, with sealed bearing design for maximum bearing life and cutter gage.

The rotary reamer is a heavy-duty design based on a wide range of operating experience. Its simplified body construction permits drilling crews to replace parts at the rig.

Our Team

At Challenger International, we view ourselves as partners with our customers, our employees, our community and our environment. We aim to help our customers create innovative solutions and make informed decisions to improve their business efficiency. Together, we believe the best in each of us enriches all of us. 

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George is Chairman and CEO of Challenger International. He brings 46 years experience and knowledge of the oil field business to the company. His expertise is "new" drill pipe and drilling equipment, the manufacturing of all phases of drill pipe, drill collars, heavy weight drill pipe and international sales.

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Albert is the Director of Latin American Sales at Challenger International. Click here to review Albert's curriculum vitae. He can be reached at petrosupplyap@yahoo.com or by telephone number 832.574.5919. 

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Ron is Secretary/Treasurer of Challenger International and brings decades of  worldwide experience with him.