We are a 100% nationally owned exploration drilling company with over 40 years of operating in PNG. Our company has evolved over time with current management consisting of both expat and nationals with more than 120 combine years of experience both in PNG and Australian drilling industry.
We have a pool of highly experienced drillers that have previously operated these drill rigs while complying with stringent safety standards, and in complex cultural environments. All our surface drillers have experience working overseas, including PNG, Africa, Australia, and Fiji. Skilled and experienced drillers with high levels of management oversight will ensure compliance to UPD and its client’s safety and environmental management systems, and to ensure efficient utilization of resources.
If chosen to conduct your drilling program, every aspect of our drilling operations will be conducted with safety as our permanent priority. Our core values of safety, quality and productivity will, we are sure, align with the values of your company. UPD have a reputation of abiding by contract obligations while providing superior drilling performance, innovative solutions and continuous improvement.
We uphold the highest benchmarks of health, safety and environment practices. In support of this United Pacific Drilling is committed in:
Our mission statement won’t be achieved without the following three (3) key values: Commitment, Trust and Respect:
We treat our people as equal and key asset to the success of our business. Their combined skills, experience and proactive approach is the pillar of United Pacific Drilling. We plan to help their career development and set a career pathway in their future.
Our leadership principles are:
Our leadership principles are explicitly defined in three paragraphs as follows;
United Pacific Drilling Ltd (UPD) successfully acquired United Pacific Drilling (PNG) Limited in 2017. Acquisition of PNG’s oldest drilling company with more than 40 years drilling experience in PNG is a milestone for United Pacific Drilling Ltd. United Pacific Drilling continues its operation in PNG with modernised drilling equipment it has an enviable safety record and is the safest drilling company operating in Papua New Guinea with over 24 months LTI free on all operations.
Our operational crews are experienced in deep directional diamond coring, reverse circulation exploration and grade control drilling in remote and challenging environments.
The objective of UPD is to provide exceptional exploration drilling services driven by safety, quality and productivity. UPD achieves this through the use of the latest equipment, innovative developments and business management systems which satisfy stringent international standards.
In order to stay at the forefront of exploration drilling, UPD invests in the latest equipment and actively pursues innovation. Our Sandvik track mounted diamond drills and track mounted support equipment are capable of NQ core to 3,000m. We also have heil-support rigs with depth capacities of 1500m NQ. This equipment is new, reliable and ideal for the rugged terrain as experienced in many of the world’s active exploration projects.
UPD aims to provide a top quality core drilling service exemplified by our excellent service to our clients. We have a strong emphasis on safety management and quality assurance, designed to satisfy the most stringent occupational health and safety standards in the world. Our focus on safe operations, exceptional core presentation, logistical support and structured drill crew training aim to ensure the success of any drilling program in PNG. Modern equipment, excellent staff, combined with advanced systems and procedures are all part of the professional package that United Pacific Drilling brings to all projects, regardless of its location.