Introducing Rohan Fitzgerald, Egan’s new Supervisor

Please join us in welcoming Rohan Fitzgerald, Supervisor, to the Egan Drilling team. We sat down with Rohan to find out a little more about him. How did you come into a career in drilling? Someone once said to me that I seemed like a big, strong, fit kind of bloke and would be well […]


That’s right, you aren’t seeing double! Say hello to the latest members of Egan’s extended family. Our Senior Driller, Shane Powell, has recently expanded his micro army of humans, bringing the total to four boys under 5 years old. This also happens to be the right amount of bodies to man an RC rig… coincidence? I […]

Supporting the kids of Timor-Leste

‘I’ll rest when I’m dead’ or so the old adage goes. Egan Ops Manager, David Minutillo and Yard Hand, Michael Minutillo, kept themselves rather busy after hours last week loading a sea container bound for Dili, in Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor). Timor-Leste, one of Australia’s closest neighbours, is one of the poorest countries in the […]

Drilling for Water

One of our current Hydro projects sees us setting up shop in the Pilbara for valued client Polaris Metals. Polaris Metals engaged the services of Egan Drilling to construct several production bores for the purpose of de-watering their pit and extend mine life. These bores have been designed as 14’ completions with anticipated flow rates […]

Tickets rule the world

“I don’t think it’s any secret that the first thing we look at when considering a resume is ticketing. It’s also the first thing our clients look at when mobilising a crew to a new site. These little plastic cards can literally make or break your opportunities in this industry. And while a certificate is […]

Flying high – Where are they now?

Nick McKay decided to leave Egan Drilling in 2017 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot.  Nick was a valuable member of the Egan Drilling family and still keeps in touch. “Drilling had allowed me to travel to some pretty spectacular places over this sunburnt country of ours. I met an amazing variety of […]

Rig 1 gets loaded!

Rig 1 has been kept quietly in the wings, as major refurbishments have taken place. Much to our excitement, the upgrades are complete! The Rig has been custom designed for clients who are looking for a versatile RC Rig to be used for grade control or resource definition around their mine sites.  “The addition of […]

Let’s make everyday R U OK? Day

The official day for the “R U OK”? campaign is coming up in September.  It’s a campaign to inspire and empower people to meaningfully connect with people around us and support anyone struggling with life. Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they […]

Inside the mind of a driller – Caz Nattrass

At Egan Drilling, we are bloody proud of each and every member of our crew. Caz is no exception to this rule! Although he has only been with the company for a couple of short months, we are extremely impressed with his work ethic and rig management style. He is energetic about getting the best […]

Sentrient Online Compliance System

One of the biggest challenges we face in the business today is keeping track of the knowledge and training of our ever-growing body of staff. From tickets and licenses to procedure and policy review and the ever-changing landscape of workplace relations. This is even further hindered by the transient nature of FIFO staff. For lack […]