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DISCOVERY DRILLING CONTRACTORS BY FERNIE TIFLIS Discovery Drilling has resided in Boshoek, South Africa for 10 years. The company went from owning three drill rigs to operating 43 rigs today. DISCOVERY DRILLING CONTRACTORS CELEBRATES ITS 10TH YEAR IN THE BUSINESS BY CONTINUING TO DEVELOP ITS MOST IMPORTANT ASSET – ITS PEOPLE. A WISE ‘DISCOVERY’ S COMPANY PROFILE Discovery Drilling Contractors www.discoverydrilling.co.za HQ: Boshoek, South Africa Employees: 202 (Total) Specialty: Exploration drilling Francois Conradie, managing director: “We don’t sell equipment to our clients; we sell service.” 34 | EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM outh Africa is known for its diversity in cultures, languages and religious beliefs, but what some people tend to overlook is the country’s abundance of minerals such as coal, platinum, gold and nickel, in addition to diamonds. Discovery Drilling Contracting found itself a home in the lush lands of Boshoek, South Africa, when the firm started drilling for coal using three diamond drill rigs in 1999. Today, the company owns 43 drill rigs and has the capability to drill up to 2,500 meters deep. Over the years, Discovery Drilling has become one of the leading diamond drilling companies in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe, drilling anywhere south of the Sub-Sahara. The company has done work in areas of northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga, the Highveld and the Eastern and Western Bushveld Complex in South Africa, with repeat clients such as Beacon Rock Corporate Services, Platinum Group Metals, Sephaku and in Botswana BCL Mine, Asenjo Energy, Rockover Resources, Mopane Mine, Mount Burgess Mining and African Queen. Experience is key to becoming a player in the industry, the company notes. “Discovery Drilling is the complete solution for exploration drilling needs,” it explains. “Our service is solid, based on experience and quality of both management and field personnel, as well as rugged, safe and dependable drilling equipment.” WINTER 2010
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Exploration & Processing - Winter 2010
Exploration & Processing - Winter 2009
Preparing for an Economic Upturn
Emergency Preparedness Case Study
quasar energy group
The Crossing Co.
Discovery Drilling Contractors
Mantra Venture Group
Alaska Clean Seas
Platinum Group Metals Ltd.
TG Engineering Inc.
Abacus Mining & Exploration Corp.
Advanced Rig Services
Bell Industries Inc.
Canrig Drilling Technologies Ltd.
Equipment Maintenance Services
Galloway Oilfield Construction Ltd.
Latex Construction Co.
PC Gold Inc.
Processes Unlimited International Inc.
Global Industries Ltd.
Herman Oil Co.
Juhl Wind Inc.
MWD Services LLC
Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
Oski Energy LLC
Powertech Uranium Corp.
Avanti Mining Inc.
BlackBrush Oil & Gas – Texstar Midstream
The Coeur d’Alenes Co.
Vibration Technology Inc.
Exploration & Processing - Winter 2010