Horizon Mud Company is a full-service drilling, stimulation, and completion fluid company headquartered in Midland, Texas with other strategic locations across the U.S.


Horizon Mud Company was founded in 1980 by Tony Farish. His brother Ronnie Farish joined the company in 1981. Innovation has been the hallmark of Horizon’s presence in the Permian. Tony and Ronnie pioneered the application of non-damaging reservoir chemistry in the early 1980s, driven by a simple goal – Produce as Much Oil as Possible!

Four decades later, Horizon continues to innovate ways to maximize oil production through a keen understanding of reservoir chemistry from drilling to frac to drillout and production.

Tony and Ronnie served as CEO and COO respectively, until 2021. In October 2021, Luke Blackwell assumed the role of CEO and Mike McGraw assumed the role of COO.

Tony and Ronnie remain active in the business, providing continuous technical advice and mentoring Horizon’s management team.

At Horizon, we don’t just deliver your mud. We work alongside your drilling team every step of the way, day after day, for as long as it takes.



We don’t build service on the cheapest sack model system. But on value. We believe that every customer deserves focused attention, consistent service, strong leadership – and a dedicated team that truly cares about each and every project and every well.

And we deliver.



Standardized daily reports are consistently taken from the rig to keep your well in a loop of communication that supports and assists the mud engineer in the field. This loop can include the operator through emailed reports and/or daily communication with field and office personnel.

We’re always on.


We are proud to continue the Horizon family legacy of always doing the right thing.

100% of the time.


We are an extension of your team. Our organization is structured to put our entire team to work on your project. Your experience with Horizon Mud is consistent no matter where your well is located. Whatever it takes to achieve your goal, we do it.

Whatever it takes, we do it.


Horizon comes together to strategize and work on every project. Our “all-hands-on-deck” approach, complete transparency and consistent communication every step of the way has proven successful at avoiding and solving problems time and time again.

Time and time again.


Our innovative approach toward the wellbore has resulted in the introduction of numerous products, practices and services that are now being used throughout the industry.

We are pioneers.

The Horizon Difference

In today’s environment of cost-conscious exploration, it’s not the price of mud that keeps drilling costs low and minimizes drilling problems- it’s the quality and value of the mud service.

How focused is your mud engineer on your well?

The only way a mud engineer can be an asset to you is to be able to spend time on your well. There are many great mud engineers that can’t spend time on your well because they are simply working too many locations. The backbone of our commitment to you is to provide a service team that is not overloaded. Even on 24-hour sit jobs, it’s a 24-hour focus.

Where is your mud engineer during mud-up, logging, and TD?

We are on location during these critical times when larger amounts of mud are being mixed. These are times when on‐site supervision can make a significant difference in the mud expense and help to avoid costly problems and mistakes.

A hole will “talk” to you!

A thorough collection of data facilitates the wellbores ability to communicate volumes of information for analysis. All deviations, volume changes, connections, trips, penetration rates, lithology changes and accurate mud inventory data are collected daily. Our accurate and timely data helps to avoid problems before they occur and to determine the best possible solution when problems arise. Again, this requires time on location.

Quality mud service is more important than ever!

Our common goal is to achieve low drilling costs and minimize drilling problems. On average, the mud bill makes up 6% of the total well cost while it affects 60% of the FINAL well cost.