The structure and experience of our management team comprised of President, Duane Yost, in partnership with Vice President Thomas Flynn, combined with the strategic placement of several key employees positioned us to hit the ground running. 

Prior to founding Yost Drilling, Duane Yost co-owned Gene D. Yost and Son, a drilling company founded in 1960, with his father. From the humble beginning of a family business with one drilling rig, through ever-changing times, and several dramatic events, including drilling the rescue shaft for the high profile Quecreek Mine rescue in 2002, Yost steadily led that company to become a powerhouse eventually purchased by Chesapeake Energy in 2006. Having literally spent his whole life in the industry through such dynamic times and circumstances, Yost leads our company with a multi-faceted and largely unmatched bank of both technical and business knowledge and expertise. 

Prior to founding Yost Drilling, Duane Yost co-owned Gene D. Yost and Son, a drilling company founded in 1960, with his father. From the humble beginning of a family business with one drilling rig, through ever-changing times, and several dramatic events, including drilling the rescue shaft for the high profile Quecreek Mine rescue in 2002, Yost steadily led that company to become a powerhouse eventually purchased by Chesapeake Energy in 2006. Having literally spent his whole life in the industry through such dynamic times and circumstances, Yost leads our company with a multi-faceted and largely unmatched bank of both technical and business knowledge and expertise. 

A background in business, personal drilling rig experience spanning several years, and later a career as a Safety Director for Chesapeake Energy/Nomac Drilling all served to prepare Tom Flynn for partnership in our company. Together with Yost, Flynn actively manages all aspects of the business, including personnel, contracting with operators, and constant evaluation and implementation of Yost Drilling’s safety and environmental policies and practices. 

A background in business, personal drilling rig experience spanning several years, and later a career as a Safety Director for Chesapeake Energy/Nomac Drilling all served to prepare Tom Flynn for partnership in our company. Together with Yost, Flynn actively manages all aspects of the business, including personnel, contracting with operators, and constant evaluation and implementation of Yost Drilling’s safety and environmental policies and practices.