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With a history spanning more than 50 years in the industry, Mitchell is proud to be the driller of choice for Exploration, Mining, Energy and Government.
  • From humble beginnings with one rig and one truck in 1969, the Mitchell drilling entities now own and operate over
  • Over 4 million meters drilled for mineral and coal exploration across the world.
  • Pioneers of directional surface to in seam drilling techniques, leading the development of Australia's CBM industry making formally un-economical coal seam reservoirs a cost effective reality.
  • Drilled 2000+ CBM wells in Australia
  • Drilled 100+ CBM wells overseas
  • Completed 300 CBM horizontal wells in Australia
  • Completed 100 CMB horizontal wells overseas
  • Successfully completed numerous exploration and production programmes

1969- Mitchell Drilling Contractors



INDIA: CBM production drilling and logging for Reliance Industries Ltd.


INDIA: Mineral exploration drilling (diamond) for Hindustan Zinc Ltd


AUSTRALIA: Sold Mitchell Drilling Contractors Australian projects to AJ Lucas.

INDIA: Mineral exploration drilling (diamond) for Sesa Goa Ltd.

AUSTRALIA: Mitchell Drilling Services formed to take over management of retained international operations.

CHINA: Entered into a long term contract with Greka for directional drilling.

ZAMBIA: Mineral exploration drilling (diamond) for Konkola Copper Mines.

INDIA: Commenced CBM production drilling for Arrow Energy.


INDIA: Commenced CBM exploration drilling for BP Exploration (Alpha) Ltd.<br/ > BOTSWANA: Drilled 3 CBM exploration wells for Tlou Energy.


INDIA: Entered into a contract with Essar for 60 CBM vertical wells. MOZAMBIQUE: Secured 15 rig contract with Riversdale/Rio Tinto Mozambique.


INDIA: Mineral exploration drilling (diamond) for Sesa Goa Ltd.

CHINA: Unconventional field management team was onsite at the Sinopec Zhijin CBM field, managing the under ream and drawndown of a CBM well.

INDIA: Directional drilling logging and DST for GEECL.


RUSSIA: Awarded a FEED study with Evraz for the implementation of a drainage program at one of their mines.

CHINA: Joined with Shenhua Exploration to jointly bid on shale gas blocks released by the Chinese Government. Successfully awarded the Boajing block in Hunan province.

MOZAMBIQUE: Entered into coal exploration contract with ENRC

RUSSIA: Awarded Gazprom pilot to complete the first ever unconventional SIS well in Russia.


INDIA: Mitchell Drilling International sells its India operations.

AUSTRALIA: After selling the Australian operations in 2008, the Mitchell family re-enter the Australian market through the acquisition of Mitchell Operations by Drill Torque (ASX:DTQ). The company is subsequently rebranded to Mitchell Services (ASX:MSV) on 19th December 2013.


AUSTRALIA: Mitchell Services increases it's capabilities with the completion of the acquisition of 30 rigs from Tom Browne Drilling Services.

MOZAMBIQUE: Mitchell enteres into drill for equity arrangement with graphite explorer in Mozambique.

Drill Torque undertakes design, build and begin operations with a compact RC rig with 1000 PSI on deck - a specialist rig for greenfield RC exploration.


TANZANIA: Mitchell Drilling Tanzania commences operations for Acacia Mining at Bulyanhulu, Tanzania.

AUSTRALIA: Mitchell Services completes acquisition of Nitro Drilling assets from receivers, cementing it's position as one of Australia's leading drilling service.


TANZANIA: Mitchell Drilling Tanzania expands in Tanzania undertaking a range of surface diamond and RC exploration programs.


AUSTRALIA: Mitchell Services deploys 6 underground rigs to BHP's Olympic Dam.

AUSTRALIA: Mitchell Services expands it's offering in Australia, through the acquisition of underground driller, Radco Technologies.

MOZAMBIQUE: Mitchell enters into 10 rig exploration contract with Vale in Mozambique.


BOTSWANA: Mitchell re-enters Botswana providing specialist deephole drilling services to Debswana Diamond Company.

MITCHELL: Across all Mitchell Drilling entities, the workforce grows to in excess of 700 across the world


Mitchell Drilling celebrates 50 years of operations in the drilling industry

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