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Established in 2001, Falcon Drilling, LLC is a Marcellus and Utica shale drilling contractor with an office in Carnegie, Pa. and satellite locations in the region. Committed to the areas in which we do business, we employ a highly qualified local management team focused on solving Appalachian drilling challenges with proven results. With an impressive inventory of drilling rigs, our primary operating areas are in the Marcellus fairway in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.

At Falcon Drilling, safety is at the core of who we are. Our expert rig personnel are equipped with a number of extensive safety policies and certifications, renewed each year to ensure our employees are up-to-date on the latest safety procedures in the oil and gas industry.

Dan Donahue


Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dan Donahue is the President and Owner of Falcon Drilling and took ownership of the company in 2011. He has transformed the company into a premier drilling contractor in the Appalachian Basin.

Prior to his responsibilities at Falcon Drilling, he has held various operational, marketing and executive positions within the service industry. He is a graduate of Mercyhurst University and earned his MBA from Duquesne University.

Dan is very active in the Pittsburgh community and is involved in several community organizations. He is the coach of multiple baseball, soccer and hockey teams for the youth in the local community. Dan is the proud father of 6 boys and 2 girls, and is blessed with an amazing wife.

Bill Pardini


Bill is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and the University of Pittsburgh with a Certificate in Accounting. He holds a Pennsylvania CPA license. He has over 30 years of experience in the accounting profession including over 22 years as a Controller and CFO with privately held companies primarily in the energy sector. Bill came to Falcon in September 2016 and is responsible for all financial activities of the company.

Bill currently resides in Murrysville, PA with his wife and 2 young sons. He is active in his community having served on a local school board and has coached his sons teams in baseball and soccer.

Sam Hockenberry

Director of Safety

Sam brings to Falcon Drilling a strong focus towards the development of a safety "culture" as a core value, as well as a committment to protecting the health and welfare of the workers, the company, the general public, and the environment.

After a 15-year career in the construction industry, Sam began working in safety in September, 2001. Since then, he's worked to develop a track record of cultivating, building, and managing safety programs, while also emphasizing productivity. He has been in leadership positions for over a decade, and has worked as an HSE Director in Drilling Services from July 2013 through the present.

Sam is a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran, and has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Magna Cum Laude). He's also happily married to his beautiful wife, Aggie, and three wonderful children, Natalie, Caleb & Jude.

High-Tech, Professional Drilling

With offices in Indiana, Pa., Carnegie, Pa. And St. Clairsville, Ohio, Falcon Drilling operates numerous drilling rights capable of drilling 6,000 to 12,000 feet and setting 20 inch casings or smaller. Utilizing our high-tech equipment, we provide unmatched drilling services to locations in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. We are driven by quality in the service we provide and the equipment that we use. We implement a rigorous maintenance program for our equipment performed by in-house mechanics, training for our team members, high safety standards and the best customer service around driven by a commitment to the industry methods of supply chain management. We provide engineered and innovative solutions better than the rest.

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