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Established in 2006, we are a premier mineral drilling contractor specialising in deep hole directional drilling services across Australia with offices in Perth and Brisbane. DDH1 was formed by Murray Pollock and Matt Thurston who share 80 years of drilling experience and were pioneers of the multiple intersection directional drilling techniques that are widely used today. Since inception, we have been focused on providing the best possible experience through safe and efficient operations using the most advanced available equipment.

“We don’t take short cuts on quality and we employ the most experienced and technically savvy people in the industry”.

This continued focus on quality and reliable service delivery has seen DDH1 Drilling grow from humble beginnings to a fleet of 72 highly specified diamond coring rigs. With 700 employees we aim to service everyone from the smallest explorer to the top tier miners and are ISO accredited in safety & environment.

Our Vision

Our vision at DDH1 Drilling is to be the drilling company of first choice for Australian mining & exploration companies, and the employer of first choice for drilling industry employees. The realisation of our vision will be achieved through excellence in all areas of our business, including;

  • Best practice occupational safety & health performance;
  • Leadership in environmental performance;
  • Training our employees to deliver a superior level of technical expertise;
  • Industry-best equipment standards; and
  • Provision of excellence in client-focused products and services.

Our History

Established in 2006, by Murray Pollock and Matt Thurston, DDH1 Drilling currently operates a fleet of 72 multi-purpose surface and underground Diamond Core drilling rigs on mine sites and remote locations across Australia including Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. DDH1 Drilling’s services are predominantly focused on mine site and exploration coring as well as specialised deep directional and mine infrastructure drilling. DDH1 Drilling employs approximately 700 permanent staff.