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Direct Drilling | Our Team

Great Australian drilling companies require a great team! Direct Drilling consists drilling experts that serve all your remote drilling needs. Read about our key personnel below:

Andrew McWaters - Direct Drilling - Great Drilling Companies Require A Great TeamAndrew McWaters
Managing Director

Andrew’s previous experience as a farmer, driller and business owner for more than 40 years provides Direct Drilling with a Managing Director who understands sustainable business practices, drilling, and machinery operation and maintenance.

Andrew’s strategy has been to develop Direct Drilling so that it has modern, efficient and reliable equipment that suit remote conditions, the right people with the right skills to have the capacity to meet project requirements and outcomes.

His focus has been to provide a range of rigs and equipment that is flexible and adaptable to deliver on services in remote and often difficult conditions. His dedication to preventative maintenance has built the company’s reputation for reliability and timely project delivery.

Jill Williams - Direct Drilling - Great Drilling Companies Require A Great TeamJill Williams
Director/ Operations Manager

Jill’s 20 years of hands on business management underpinned by her training in ISO 9000 systems, consulting and auditing bring a wealth of knowledge to the company and has created a company commitment to continual improvement and a strong customer focus.

Her Advanced Diploma of Drilling Management, and industry experience managing multiple drilling programs in all methodologies and techniques supports the operational systems to manage and deliver efficient, timely and cost effective projects. Jill industry qualifications include;

Advanced Diploma of Drilling Operations – ADITC RII60409

3 day Training Seminar – Getting to Know Ground Water & Surface Water.

Invited participant for review of ADITC ‘DRILLING – The Manual of Methods, Applications and Management’.

James Coad - Direct Drilling - Great Drilling Companies Require A Great TeamJames Coad
Drilling Manager

James joined Direct Drilling in 2009 bringing with him extensive experience and knowledge in exploration, water and environmental drilling across northern Australia. With strong technical knowledge and significant project management experience, James is extremely experienced in all aspects of drilling operations.

His wealth of knowledge enables the company to deliver best practice drilling services and project management safely, building long term relationships with clients based on trust and successful project outcomes.

His industry achievements and qualifications give clients confidence in his advice and ability. He possesses ;Class 2 National Water Drillers License (SA) (WA) (NT); Diploma in Drilling Operations RII50609; Cert IV in Drilling Operations RII40909; Technical Expert Certificate of Registration RII40909; Currently undertaking Advanced Diploma In Drilling Operations.

Direct Drilling - Great Drilling Companies Require A Great Team

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