McKay Drilling is a WA based drilling company specialising in all areas of Reverse Circulation, Hydro and Diamond Drilling. The company strives to deliver a high-end drilling service to the exploration and mining industries. Established in 1990, McKay Drilling has extensive regional experience and has operated in most states and territories throughout Australia, as well as extending operations internationally to South America. In partnership with a strong focus on continuous improvement the company holds four ISO standards, AS/NZS ISO 9001 – Quality, OHSAS 18001 – Safety, AS/NZS ISO 14001 – Environment & ISO 55001 – Asset Management. These ISO certifications demonstrate the robust processes McKay Drilling have in place which capture the skills and knowledge of our people, and help us to continue to develop industry leading standards across all aspects of our business. McKay Drilling prides itself on having the best people, with a focus on continual growth and development in innovation and technology, while upholding a safe work environment for all people, equipment and the environment.
McKay Drilling is a leading service provider in the exploration, mining and hydro drilling industry with operations within Australia and internationally. McKay drilling continues to develop and maintain afleet of the latest model drill rigs and support equipment utilising the latest innovations and technology.
REVERSE CIRCULATION DRILLING
The Reverse Circulation rig fleet consists of latest model, high capacity Schramm T685 drill rigs fully compliant to Australian standards. The rigs and support equipment are designed and maintained for the toughest and most remote drilling projects. Both all-wheel drive truck and track mounted units are available.
McKay Drilling has introduced two industry-first Schramm T685i drilling rigs to grow the Reverse Circulation division. The rigs feature a remote control panel that allows the Driller to operate up to eight metres away from the the rig. The introduction of these rigs is a significant step forward for the development of safety and control features in reverse circulation drilling method.
Mckay Drilling specialises in all aspects of Reverse Circulation drilling including Grade Control, Bulk Sampling, Metallurgic Sampling, Geotechnical and Deep Reverse Circulation.
The Diamond Drilling rig fleet consists of latest model, high capacity drill rigs fully compliant to Australian standards. The new drills are fitted out with the latest hands free remote operation and monitoring technology. All rigs and support equipment are mounted on all-wheel drive vehicles.
The unique LF350 can operate with automated drilling at shift changes and not only features hands-free rod handling but also incorporates an innovative retraction system that removes all hydraulic cylinders from the mast assembly. This rig is the first in Australia and will dramatically increase personnel safety and safe work practices.
Mckay Drilling specialises in all aspects of Diamond Drilling including Metallurgic Sampling, Bulk Sampling, Geotechnical Investigations, Deep Directional and Navi Drilling.
The Hydro Drilling rig fleet consists of a late model heavy duty Schramm 685 drill rig with 110,000lb pull back capacity, fitted with a tilt out head for easy of operation, 28” table opening, foremost rod handler capable of handling drill pipe and collars up from 4” to 10 ¾”. The drill rig is supported by a remote hands free casing presenter. The drill and support equipment is fully compliant to Australian standards.
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Every month McKay Drilling recognise the efforts and high performance of employees who have been nominated for the Performance Recognition Awards. Employees names are put forward by their leaders or peers for work they have done, or for their regular and tireless contribution to the success of the company. This month we had some fantastic nominations and one that stood out is that of the crew working on Rig 11. Rig 11’s crew were the first on the scene of a public [...]
McKay Drilling’s purpose is to “deliver drilling services to the exploration and mining sectors accurately, safely, environmentally-responsibly, using compliant and reliable equipment, and profitably”. A key part of the success in achieving our purpose has been the hard work and focus required to obtain and renew as required the certification of four ISO Standards – AS/NZS ISO 9001 – Quality, OHSAS 18001 – Safety, AS/NZS ISO 14001 – Environment & ISO 55001 – Asset Management. Each Standard supports its own benefits, however the common [...]
May and June saw our fleet operating at up to 100% utilisation which was a great result to see out the end of the financial year. The focus now is on continuing the momentum for the year ahead in a challenging mining industry environment. For our Fleet Maintenance team, 2017 has been one of the busiest start ups in many years, with an increase in activity across all assets we had a busy time working on bringing in some new [...]
The revolutionary state-of-the-art Boart Longyear LF350 Hands-Free Drill Rig is about to radically change the face of the Australian surface drilling industry. McKay Drilling, a WA based drilling industry leader, has introduced the LF350 being the first of its kind in Australia which features complete hands free rod handling. McKay Drilling LF350 Hands-Free Diamond Drilling Rig A decision was made by Managing Director, Mark McKay to diversify the drilling services offered to clients and in doing so he wanted to innovate [...]
The annual BHP Iron Ore HSEC Awards were held on Thursday 20th July, and McKay Drilling won the Contractor HSEC award for the innovative development of our Hands-Free drills. General Manager Brenton Wallace, along with other members from the Leadership team Aaron Earl, Johnathan Taitt and Gregory Stevenson attended the awards and represented the company. Winning this award is great recognition for all of the hard work our employees have put in. From the development phase, to the time the technology arrived, troubleshooting and [...]