Hornet: Your strategic partner – from concept to company maker

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 04 Nov 2015   Posted by admin

HORNET Drilling and Geological Services is an ISO-accredited provider of drilling and geological consulting with a notable edge over its competition – by delivering, not just promising.

A member of the Australian Drilling Industry Association (ADIA) and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG), Hornet benefits clients by being a one stop shop; from early-stage regional targeting and exploration through to mining and rehabilitation.


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Hornet performing drilling and geological logging.



Hornet Drilling and Geological Services founder and managing director Richard Stockwell is a geologist with 19 years’ experience in mineral sands, gold and base metals.

Previously an Exploration Manager for a major mining house, Mr Stockwell understands the shortcomings within the drilling industry and has sought to rectify these for clients of Hornet.

Achieving ISO accreditation for Quality, OHS and Environmental management systems, within the first two years of operation is testament to this focus.

With an intimate understanding of client perspectives and with a commensurate (and often superior) OHS system, Hornet has built a reputation for unrivalled service, and consistent project delivery – on time and on budget.

The company is also 30 months incident-free and recorded 99.7 per cent rig availability for completed contracts in 2015.


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Hornet Drill Trace and 3D geological interpretation using Datamine software.


Clients choose from a broad range of services, including international prospectivity review and drill targeting; drill program design; water well, RC, diamond and aircore drilling; and geological logging, interpretation, resource estimation and sign-off (Competent Persons).

Hornet also has extensive experience in project management, feasibility study and due diligence.

Importantly, Hornet’s integrated solutions cater for every industry and all budgets.

The company can provide staff and equipment to small tenement operators without personnel, through to bolt-on, short-term solutions for larger explorers and producers.

For one client Hornet’s dedicated and skilled staff innovatively modified a small aircore drill rig for HQ triple tube coring.

Hornet used an accredited engineering partner and developed a risk matrix for the project (from which safe systems of work were designed and implemented), which resulted in 98 per cent recovery on the first core sample. The client continues to enjoy success at the project to this day, without incident.

Underwritten by ISO accreditations ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, Hornet is an enthusiastic and innovative strategic partner, driven to steer its clients towards exploration and development success.

 Visit the website at (www.hornetgeodrill.com.au) and call find out why a rapidly growing list of Australian and international clients love working with Hornet.

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Hornet triple tube drilling – Coal.