US-based Cunningham Energy has merged with Pettey Oilfield Services to form Cunningham Oilfield Services (COS) to offer complete package of well service solutions for oil and gas production companies.

The newly formed arm will offer services such as vertical and horizontal contract drilling, completion drilling, service or swabbing rig work, cement services, plugging services, well location and right of way construction, pipeline construction, and commercial trucking.

The COS operates from two locations Charleston and Hamlin, situated in West Virginia, serving the Appalachian Basin.

Cunningham Energy president Ryan Cunningham said the company realized the benefits of merging with Pettey coupled with the need in the market place for an expansion of services during the past year.

"We now currently operate three drilling rigs and are planning to add a fourth rig this year to keep up with demand from the conventional and horizontal drilling market in multiple states," Cunningham added.