Bob W. Grayson, Jr. President

Bob W. Grayson, Jr. has been an independent oil operator in Bakersfield, California and surrounding areas since the 1970s. Grayson began gaining experience in the 1970s, working directly with his father at Grayson Service Company building a business in Bakersfield that has sustained some of the toughest of times in the oil industry. During his time at Grayson Service Company, Grayson managed a fleet of 30 well service units including cementing units, wireline units and vacuum trucks. In addition, Grayson managed and operated and a fishing tool company under Grayson Service Company. At present, Grayson currently maintains the position of Partner of Grayson Service Company.

After spending almost 25 years supporting the operations of the family-owned business, Grayson accepted the position with Torch Rig Services, Inc. As West Coast Operations Manager, Grayson managed over 120 employees and a fleet of 25 well servicing, coil tubing and cementing units. In addition, Grayson also managed a fishing tool company under Torch Rig Services, Inc. In 2006, Excalibur Well Service, Inc. acquired the assets of Torch Rig Services, Inc., at which time the Company was generating over $20 million in annual revenues.

Shortly after the acquisition, Grayson elected to establish Rival Well Services, Inc. He now manages an organization of over 40 employees and a fleet of 15 well service units and 4 well servicing pumps and cementing units generating over $10 million in annual revenues.

Throughout Grayson's extensive career, his business focus has predominantly been within well abandonments and reabandonments as well as well completions and recompletions. He has also supported several projects throughout California including the Stolt-Comex Seaways Offshore Platform Decommissioning project in 2000. Additionally, Grayson managed jobs and delivered results for several well-known customers within the California oil industry including: Chevron, Exxon, Nuevo Energy, Unocal, and the State of California.

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  • Nations Petroleum
  • ERG Resources
  • Santa Maria Pacific Energy
  • State of California
  • Southern California Gas Company

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Rival Well Services

Address: 18812 Highway 65 Bakersfield, CA 93308

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12620 Bakersfield, CA 93389

Phone Number: (661) 392-1700