True Drilling Management


Bill DeGraeve - Director of Drilling

Bill has contributed over 35 years to the Oil and Gas industry. His background includes reservoir, production and drilling engineering; as well as large project, and operations, management. Bill understands there is a balance between process and productivity; and that not enough of either can be of concern. Working at True Drilling is satisfying because the employees take pride in their work; and they are self-motivated to achieve operational excellence and customer satisfaction. Bill remains active in the industry as a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and he is a Director of IADC. He enjoys giving back to the community, and does so through multiple volunteer roles.


Frank Taylor - Operations Superintendent

Frank Taylor Jr. is the Operations Superintendent for True Drilling LLC. Frank grew up on a farm outside of Dickinson North Dakota and is third-generation oilfield. With 31 years of leadership in the industry, he is responsible for 14 drilling rigs, along with 1 well servicing rig. In his twenty-four years with True Drilling Frank has helped True Drilling grow from the legacy mechanical rigs to the new state of the art AC rigs, with full automation. Along with his passion for drilling rigs, he enjoys his family, fishing, four wheeling or any other outdoor adventure.


Dave Terrill - Drilling Superintendent

Dave joined True Drilling in November 2017. Prior to joining True Drilling, he started his career with Veco Drilling and then joined Bronco Drilling. During his career with Bronco Drilling he served as Superintendent, Rig Operations Manager and then Vice President of Drilling. Nomac Drilling a wholly owned subsidiary of Chesapeake acquired Bronco Drilling in 2011. Dave served as Operations Manager during his career with Nomac Drilling. During his work journey he has worked in most of the US basins, and the Vera Cruz basin. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Colorado Mesa University.


Tim Derrico - Safety Coordinator

Tim Derrico started his career in the Drilling Industry in 2007, originally working his way up on the rigs, and later deciding to utilize his in-field experience and knowledge to pursue a career in Safety. Tim joined us as Safety Coordinator in October of 2023. In his 17 years in the Industry Tim has been passionate about bridging the perceived gap between operational performance and safety. When he’s away from work Tim and his family enjoy the great outdoors and all the activities that come with it.