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With a history spanning more than 45 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

Timeline 

2004

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


2006

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


2008

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.


2009

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


2010

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


2011

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.


2012

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.


2013

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.


2014

AUSTRALIA: MSV 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.


2015

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

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



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