Easternwell extends Olympic Dam drilling operations with BHP

Easternwell’s subsidiary, Gorey and Cole, will continue to provide drilling services at Olympic Dam following BHP’s 12-month contract extension.

The extension is part of a contract agreement spanning three years with two one-year options to extend. Gorey and Cole is part of Easternwell, which is a subsidiary of Broadspectrum.

Through Gorey and Cole, Easternwell has been providing drilling operations at Olympic Dam for more than 11 years with the team achieving 10 years Lost Time Injury Free in August 2017.

Easternwell General Manager Andrew Chandler said: “This significant safety achievement was made possible thanks to the long-term collaboration between Gorey and Cole, BHP and our team’s continuous commitment toward a positive safety culture to achieve the shared goal of zero harm.”

“We look forward to continuing to provide quality drilling services at Olympic Dam for the next 12 months and in the future.”

The contract requires up to four rigs which are essential to the successful operation of the drilling process to support backfill operations.