Geotechnical DrillingGeotechnical Drilling

Drilling Rigs | Drilling Equipment

Drillpower QLD is a specialist in geotechnical drilling with extensive experience in all aspects of ground investigation, geotechnical drilling and sampling.

We offer both truck and track mounted drilling rigs, all fully equipped for auger, washbore drilling, air drilling and conventional and wireline coring using NMLC, HQ3, PQ3 or 4C barrels.

All drilling rigs are equipped for geotechnical sampling and testing including U50/U75 sampling (including pocket penetrometer or hand vane tests), SPT testing and falling head or packer permeability testing. In addition we can provide hand auger, hand held window sampling and dynamic probing equipment for limited access sites.

Our rigs have been designed with safety in mind and have multiple winches to minimise manual handling, fully guarded automatic SPT hammers, rotation guards with lockout and all current mine spec safety features.  Our support vehicles are also mine spec with ROPs, IVMS and other industry standard safety features

Drillpower QLD and SJ Drilling can also provide test pitting and other geotechnical field investigation services and can organise access creation, site clearing, site rehabilitation depending on requirements.


Drilling Rig


Hydrapower Scount 2010

Comacchio MC450P 2010

Comacchio MCT800 2012

Merville Super 2008

CARRIER   6 x 4 Isuzu Rubber Tracked 6 x 4 Volvo 4 x 4 Isuzu NPS300
- Auger
15 mtr
15 mtr
15 mtr
9 mtr
- Rotary Mud   100 mtr 100 mtr 400 mtr N/A
- Rotary Air   200 mtr 200 mtr 400 mtr N/A
- Coring - NMLC/HQ3   220 mtr 300 mtr 400 mtr No
- SPT/U50   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mine Approved   Yes Yes Yes Yes
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  Geotechnical Testing
Depending on your requirements we can either provide the rigs to site for your instruction and direction or provide additional professional services to supervise and manage the field investigation.

Supervision and management may include landowner and client liaison, rig supervision, geotechnical logging and sampling, sample preservation and transport, site safety monitoring or other services to assist in the efficient completion of the investigation program.

We currently have an Geotechnical Engineer with 24 years experience both in Australia and overseas of supervising geotechnical site investigations from start through to finish.  With a background in geology, soil and rock logging to Australian Standards is common practice and having managed projects from new house sites up to new rail lines and large road upgrade projects there is no project too big or too small. We know every site is different and believe previous experience on the ground and in the field is paramount to ensuring a thorough and cost effective project is completed to the client’s highest satisfaction.

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