Watson Drilling is a leading, innovative resource and water drilling organisation holding some of the most modern and technically advanced fleet of drilling rigs and support equipment servicing Australia.

Established in the 1930s, the company is run by 4th generation family members based in Deniliquin, NSW.
We currently provide services nationally to the private, mining corporate, rural and government sectors. Watson Drilling’s traditional expertise is in water well drilling with the capability to drill in the Great Artesian Basin. The strategic planning of the organisation has provided us with the ability to expand with ease into the energy and resources sectors.
We are proud to employ a very experienced team of drillers, offsiders, and maintenance staff, whose skills and knowledge ensures safe, efficient and productive field operations. The majority of our drillers are licenced water well drillers including class 3 licenses in most states.
Watson Drilling maintains a fleet of rigs, vehicles and support equipment, ensuring safety and compliance regulations are met at all times. We also provide qualified and experienced Maintenance team who are committed to ensuring the fleet is maintained. Watson Drilling believes preventative maintenance is the key to maximise production and minimise any downtime.

Our company is committed to continuous improvement and industry best practices.

Our prime objective is to provide a high quality, diverse, and reliable contract drilling service to all sectors of industry. Watson Drilling is innovative and focused on evolution, improvement and has a definite can do attitude.

Watson Drilling owns and operates thirteen modern multipurpose rigs. Exploration drilling and services include the following:

  • Down-hole hammer
  • Pump Testing
  • Exploration
  • Wireline coring as well as conventional coring up to depths of 1500meters.
  • RC drilling
  • RAB
  • Mobile camps
  • Additional plant and equipment available for hire, including back hoe,excavator, mud pumps, generators, light towers, test pumps and more.

DR09 Rubyvale QLD 2


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