The GDE Group’s Fleet and Equipment

The GDE Group currently has a fleet of over 75 rigs, including commercial brand rigs such as Schramm, Sandvik and Boart Longyear, and customised rigs designed and manufactured in-house.

The diversity of our fleet enables GDE Group to assist clients achieve all of their drilling requirements.

Coring – Portable

The fleet has a range of man-portable and heli-portable coring rigs designed to meet client’s requirements in difficult terrains or in remote locations. Many of our man-portable rigs can be disassembled, moved and reassembled in a single shift. Our portable coring rigs offer:

  • Maximum PQ: 800m
  • Maximum HQ: 1,200m
  • Maximum NQ: 2,000m
  • Maximum component weight: 750kg
  • Small to Medium footprint

Coring – Mobile

With a vast selection of track and truck mounted coring rigs providing greater mobility for drilling services on exploration projects or operating mines, the Group has the capacity to meet a broad range of client’s needs. The fleet’s mobile rigs offer:

  • Maximum PQ: 870m
  • Maximum HQ: 1,400m
  • Maximum NQ: 2,100m
  • Small to Large footprint

Reverse Circulation (RC)

The fleet has a diverse range of track and truck mounted RC rigs with a wide-ranging variety of size, depth, angle and diameter capabilities. Our RC rigs offer:

  • Diameter: 3.5” to 10”
  • Maximum depth: 450m @ 4.5”
  • Medium to Large footprint

Underground

The Group operates a fleet of Sandvik underground rigs with a proven record of performing conventional and directional drilling services under some of the most demanding underground environments. The fleet’s underground rigs offer:

  • Maximum PQ: 800m
  • Maximum HQ: 1,300m
  • Maximum NQ: 2,000m
  • Small footprint

Others

The fleet also has multi-purpose and sonic rigs. Multi-purpose rigs provide clients with the flexibility of RC or core drilling as required, while sonic rigs are popular where difficult ground conditions mean core recovery by conventional drilling techniques are not possible.

MP – Coring

  • Maximum PQ: 870m
  • Maximum HQ: 1,400m
  • Maximum NQ: 2,100m
  • Medium to Large footprint

MP – RC

  • Diameter: 3.5” to 6.5”
  • Maximum depth: 450m @ 4.5”
  • Medium to Large footprint

Sonic

  • Maximum core size: 300mm
  • Maximum depth: 200m at 200mm core size
  • Medium footprint”

Support

The GDE Group operates a range of equipment to support our drilling operations and improve our performance, including:

Track Carriers

Support Vehicles with HIABs

Auxiliary Compressors and Boosters

Water Trucks

Transport Vehicles

Service

Maintenance

Maintenance plans, including preventative maintenance, refurbishment and optimisation schedules are assigned for each rig and piece of equipment, and are designed to maximise rig availability, optimise performance, and minimise downtime and maintenance costs.

While the Group’s Technical Review Committee oversees the utilisation and maintenance of all rigs and equipment, including support to each country and project team across the Group to ensure rigs are performing at an optimal standard, our Senior Mechanics teams, Technical Advisors and Procurement and Logistics Group are able to provide on-site diagnosis, assessment and solutions to resolve any unforeseen issues.

Safety and Technology

The Group’s objective is to provide exceptional drilling services driven by safety, quality and productivity and minimisation of our impact upon the environment.

We invest in the latest equipment and technologies, and actively pursue innovative developments. Our management systems have been developed to satisfy stringent international HSEQ and operational standards and codes of practice. It is through industry advances and compliance with our IMS that we are able to achieve a safe, productive and reliable service.

Procurement and Logistics

At GDE Group we see the disciplines of procurement, logistics and inventory as fundamental to our ability to provide a professional service.

With multi-national operations our Procurement and Logistics Group has constant oversight and communication with local supply teams to ensure greater efficiency in delivery of supplies within a country, between countries and with local and international suppliers.

A strategic alliance with the Indexss Group – a dedicated drilling tools, equipment and consumables manufacturer and supplier – enables GDE Group to support its clients’ drilling operations more efficiently, effectively and affordably and ensure inventory is available either in-country or on-site.

Service

Maintenance

Maintenance plans, including preventative maintenance, refurbishment and optimisation schedules are assigned for each rig and piece of equipment, and are designed to maximise rig availability, optimise performance, and minimise downtime and maintenance costs.

While the Group’s Technical Review Committee oversees the utilisation and maintenance of all rigs and equipment, including support to each country and project team across the Group to ensure rigs are performing at an optimal standard, our Senior Mechanics teams, Technical Advisors and Procurement and Logistics Group are able to provide on-site diagnosis, assessment and solutions to resolve any unforeseen issues.

Safety and Technology

The Group’s objective is to provide exceptional drilling services driven by safety, quality and productivity and minimisation of our impact upon the environment.

We invest in the latest equipment and technologies, and actively pursue innovative developments. Our management systems have been developed to satisfy stringent international HSEQ and operational standards and codes of practice. It is through industry advances and compliance with our IMS that we are able to achieve a safe, productive and reliable service.

Procurement and Logistics

At GDE Group we see the disciplines of procurement, logistics and inventory as fundamental to our ability to provide a professional service.

With multi-national operations our Procurement and Logistics Group has constant oversight and communication with local supply teams to ensure greater efficiency in delivery of supplies within a country, between countries and with local and international suppliers.

A strategic alliance with the Indexss Group – a dedicated drilling tools, equipment and consumables manufacturer and supplier – enables GDE Group to support its clients’ drilling operations more efficiently, effectively and affordably and ensure inventory is available either in-country or on-site.