The Roc-Drill Story

WITH over 25 years’ experience in the drilling industry, our team can meet the requirements of any open drilling operation with ease. Others will try, but it’s these years of experience that allows Roc-Drill to identify an opportunity and approach challenging or otherwise perceivably impossible tasks with a new perspective.

Loyalist to the Atlas Copco brand,co-founder Nigel Deveth finds the machinery reliable, efficient and hard-working. Through Deveth Drilling (founded by Nigel), Atlas Copco and Roc-Drill have had a working relationship spanning 25 years.

DevethLogoSmallBoth companies strive to be at the forefront of the drilling industry and Atlas Copco has developed several innovative technologies in accordance with this aim – including remote rig operation technologies bench remote and its rig control systems. Roc-Drill has been a willing partner in adopting these new technologies.

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We have the right fleet ready.

Our current fleet of performance rigs can handle even the most challenging sites. When you choose Roc-Drill, we provide expert advice and always select the best-suited rigs for the project. The others will try, but we will conquer!

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The Directors

The Roc-Drill Directors are committed to operating the best team and exceeding client expectations on projects. A strong foundation of skills and expertise in different areas, allows the company to grow stronger year-on-year.

Nigel Deveth
Managing Director, Deveth Drilling Qld P/L & Roc-Drill P/L

NIGEL has over 28 years experience in managing drilling & blasting services. Read more…

  • Drill Performance
  • Maintenance and Consumables
  • Business Development

Sean Ryan
Director, Roc-Drill P/L & Planning 4 People P/L

SEAN RYAN is a qualified Civil/Mining Engineer who has worked extensively in the civil, coal and metalliferous mining industries. Read more…

  • People Management
  • Safety, Health, Environment & Community
  • Contract Management

WITH over 25 years’ experience in the drilling industry, our team can meet the requirements of any open drilling operation with ease.

“Roc-Drill’s maintenance program, systems and structures is reflected in their drill fleet availability, which exceeds contract obligations. Their success is underpinned by correct equipment selection and asset reinvestment strategy which not only covers drill rigs, but also ancillary equipment and consumables.”
Lachlan Wallace, Mining Manager, Kanmantoo Copper Mine
“Roc-Drill’s safety and environmental performance has been excellent throughout the contract period. They proactively look for advancements in this field and are dedicated to site initiatives.”
Lachlan Wallace, Mining Manager, Kanmantoo Copper Mine
“Roc-Drill are at the forefront of technology and safety by developing bench remote trailers to operate the drill rigs.”
Lachlan Wallace, Mining Manager, Kanmantoo Copper Mine