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30 / 07 / 2019

‘Good Ground’ – 1969 to 2019

As part of Mitchell’s 50 year celebrations, the book ‘Good Ground’ was recently published. The reflective piece shares stories, images and anecdotes from half a century of drilling operations. It’s amazing to see a company that started with one rig operating in Central Queensland was able to grow into a world-recognised organisation. Special thanks to […]

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23 / 07 / 2019

1981 – Christmas on the Kelly rig

Mitchell has a history of innovation in the drilling industry, often inventing and building our own equipment.  In 1981 Peter Mitchell built his own Kelly rig which drilled in coal and oil shale in NSW and Qld.  Rig 6 was later modified for RC drilling.

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17 / 06 / 2019

Mitchell drives it long at Glencore Tieri Pro-Am

This month, Mitchell Services was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Glencore Tieri Pro-Am in Queensland. Bob Crum, Chris Henningsen and Carl Callan represented Mitchell Services at the corporate golf day, coming sixth overall. Mitchell Services has sponsored the event for three years. It’s a great way to support the local community and […]

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21 / 05 / 2019

50 Years and Spinning – 1972

In 1972, Pete Mitchell won a contract to drill for uranium in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Pete and his crew were based in an old mining camp called Elsharana, abandoned after World War Two. Conditions were extreme to say the least, and having crews capable of completing the job was always a challenge. After four months, the job was successfully completed. [...]

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