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Exploration Drilling

Our Exploration Drilling Services

As one of the leading exploration drilling companies in Perth, Precision Drilling Australia provide reliable exploration drilling services that are tailored to your unique requirements.

Our expertise and skill in oil drilling and mineral exploration drilling sets us apart. With a meticulous approach, exceptional customer support, and cutting-edge exploration drilling equipment, we continue to excel as one of Australia’s most trusted t exploration drilling contractors.

Please contact our professional team for further information on our range of surface and underground exploration drilling services

What is Exploration Drilling?

Exploration drilling is a critical process in the resource extraction industry, used to locate and assess potential deposits of valuable minerals and resources. During exploration drilling, specialised equipment, such as exploration drill rigs, are employed to extract core samples from the subsurface. 

Core drilling for mineral exploration allows geologists to analyse these samples to determine the composition, structure, and quality of the deposits, ultimately guiding decision-making for potential mining projects.

Benefits

Cost effective We offer innovative, cost-effective drilling and exploration programs for all commodities across the Australian mining industry.
Top of the range rigs We can offer a wide range of surface drilling tools with our exploration drill rigs capable of drilling in different depth ranges. Our rigs are modern, well- maintained, multi-purpose, and capable of carrying out a wide range of exploration drilling activities. Our rigs are modern well maintained, multi-purpose, and capable of carrying out a wide range of exploration drilling activities.
Wide Service Area We understand the challenges and risks associated with completing an exploration drill and have completed numerous jobs in remote regions across Western Australia, Northern Territory, and South Australia
Highly trained crew Our Australian exploration core drilling crews are all highly trained, competent operators, with outstanding safety records.
Reliability Reliability is a cornerstone of Precision Drilling's success, as we consistently deliver projects on time and within budget constraints.

Shallow Drilling

Shallow drilling refers to the process of drilling relatively shallow boreholes into the earth’s surface to explore and extract valuable resources, assess geological conditions, or perform environmental studies.

There are several methods of shallow drilling, each with its own advantages and suitable for different applications:

Auger Drilling

Auger drilling utilizes a hand-held power auger or a small vehicle-mounted auger, similar to the post hole diggers used in farming. This method is effective for drilling shallow holes and is particularly useful for soil sampling, environmental testing, and geotechnical investigations.

Air Drilling

Air drilling comprises three primary shallow drilling techniques: air-core, reverse circulation, and rotary air blast. These methods typically employ a utility, track, or small truck-mounted rig with an onboard or towed air compressor.

Air drilling generates rock chips by forcing compressed air down the drill hole, lifting the chips to the surface. This drilling method is efficient and minimally invasive, requiring minimal site preparation and rehabilitation.

Diamond Drilling

Diamond drilling uses a truck-mounted or track rig with support vehicles to extract a continuous cylinder of rock. The method involves water and drilling fluids, which are either stored in an in-ground sump or above-ground tanks.

Diamond drilling exploration demands significant site preparation and rehabilitation, but it provides accurate and continuous core samples. It is commonly used in combination with reverse circulation drilling for mineral and coal exploration drilling.

Deep Drilling

Deep drilling refers to the process of drilling deep boreholes into the earth’s subsurface to explore, evaluate, and extract valuable resources or assess geological conditions.

There are several methods of deep drilling, each with its own advantages and suited to different applications:

Air Drilling

Air drilling comprises three primary shallow drilling techniques: air-core, reverse circulation, and rotary air blast. These methods typically employ a utility, track, or small truck-mounted rig with an onboard or towed air compressor.

Air drilling generates rock chips by forcing compressed air down the drill hole, lifting the chips to the surface. This drilling method is efficient and minimally invasive, requiring little site preparation and rehabilitation.

Diamond Drilling

Diamond drilling uses a truck-mounted or track rig with support vehicles to extract a continuous cylinder of rock. The method involves water and drilling fluids, which are either stored in an in-ground sump or above-ground tanks.

Diamond drilling demands significant site preparation and rehabilitation, but it provides accurate and continuous core samples. It is commonly used in combination with reverse circulation drilling for mineral and coal exploration drilling.

Rotary Mud Drilling

Rotary mud drilling is predominantly used for petroleum and deep stratigraphic drilling. This method generates fine rock fragments and uses water and drilling fluids to lubricate the drill bit and return the rock fragments to the surface. The drilling fluids are contained in either in-ground sumps or above-ground tanks.

Rotary mud drilling rigs are generally larger than those used for other methods, requiring more support vehicles and site preparation. This technique is ideal for exploration drilling oil and gas, and other valuable resources.

Remote Drill Camps

At Precision Drilling, we understand the difficulties that arise in remote areas of Australia regarding suitable accommodation and communication access. We are 100% committed to continually improving client and staff relationships and well-being.

Our handpicked team are leaders in their field, with specialist knowledge and expertise. We have developed state-of-the-art accommodation that is durable, reliable, and secure. Sustainability was a key factor in our design strategy.

  • The Explorer Caravans are unique in terms of the facilities they provide, such as the food basket system and the special locking system for the overhead cupboards. Each unit comes with reverse-cycle air-conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, fridge/freezer, washing machine, shower, and a full annex and satellite system that fits under the caravan when not in use.
  • The design of the communications system provides a secure platform, which is reliable and cost-effective. This system affords our team the ultimate flexibility, allowing them access to the Internet, emails, web, browsing, skype, and Facebook. It also has a cordless telephone that can be used up to 200 meters away from the base station.

Precision Exploration Drilling

From gold exploration drilling, to oil and gas – and everything in between – Precision are well-equipped to assist you. Please contact our professional team for more information.

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With experience in all aspects of Exploration, Geotechnical, Environmental drilling, and Hydro and Water Well Drilling, we are here to look after our clients in a professional, ethical, and reliable manner, while maintaining safe, environmentally responsible practices.

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