Australian know-how in selected International markets.
We’re an internationally-experienced drilling contractor with 25 years experience in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North and South America. In the past five years, we’ve provided expertise, equipment and personnel to drilling operations in many overseas countries.
With this experience comes a detailed understanding of the challenges associated with importing and exporting our drill rigs and equipment, the movement of personnel and many other operational issues associated with working in different countries. Visas, training, safety, communication, cultural differences and local laws are just some of the challenges we deal with on a daily basis.
We’re experts at setting up new drilling operations to Australian standards in remote, harsh locations where no established local industries or infrastructure exists. Our light rigs are designed to fit into a regular sea container for easy and safe transport anywhere in the world.
Every overseas Wallis rig is equipped with the latest reporting technology, so our clients receive daily logs and real time data from their site – however remote – which is vital for monitoring performance and improving efficiency.
We are very experienced in training local staff to assist drilling operations and then progress to being drillers in their own right.
Our international drilling services
- Reverse Circulation Drilling
- Diamond Core Drilling
- Air Core Drilling
We have successfully completed projects – or are currently active – in these regions:
Asia – China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea
Australasia – Australia, New Caledonia /New Zealand
Africa – Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania
Europe – Romania, Italy
North America – United States of America
South America – Argentina, Venezuela, Paraguay, Brazil
Middle East – Saudi Arabia
International Drilling Division
Our range of services to the international market include Reverse Circulation (RC) to 400 metres (with auxiliary air), Wallis “Aircore” to 150 metres, NQ2 Diamond Core to 1200 metres, HQ3 Diamond Core to 800 metres , PQ3 diamond core to 400m, Mud Rotary and Grade Control & Blast hole drilling.
Wallis Drilling use a range of rigs that are best suited to the environment and mineral commodity that our clients are exploring for. The drill rigs that Wallis Drilling use are mounted on all wheel drive vehicles, trucks and tracks. These rigs are a range of Atlas Copco, Sandvik, Schramm, KL and Wallis Drilling designed and built drill rigs, known as the Mantis range of drill rigs, for a total of 59 drilling rigs.
Over the last 5 years Wallis Drilling has completed a total of 7.5 million metres of Reverse Circulation, Aircore and Diamond Core drilling.
During this time, Wallis Drilling in partnership with our clients, have explored for Bauxite, Coal, Cobalt, Copper, Coal Seam Gas/Coal Bed Methane, Gold, Iron Ore, Iron Sands, Kaolin, Manganese, Mineral Sands, Nickel, Phosphate & Uranium. In addition Wallis Drilling has installed peizometer bores and water bores for our clients.