Geotechnical drilling

DIABOR has a wealth of geotechnical drilling experience in the following areas: Dam walls, constructionfoundation, marine & harbor, quarries, tunnels,bridges, pipelines and piling investigation.


  • Geotechnical core drilling
  • Geotechnical tests
  • Barge/Jack-up platform drilling
  • DPSH tests
  • Testpitting
  • Standard Penetration Test
  • Lugean / Packer tests
  • Core Orientations
  • Downhole Surveys
  • Dynamic Probe Super Heavy (DPSH) testing

Successful geotechnical drilling projects were done for Analytika, Geotechnics Botswana, Aurecon, BKS, SRK, Golder Associates, KnightPiesold, ARQ and Pavlakis & Associates.

Exploration drilling

The company also has 36 years of experience in exploration drilling in the mining industry.

Drilling services include:

  • Core drilling
  • Percussion drilling
  • RC drilling
  • VErtical & Angle drilling
  • Various sizes from:
    • TBW
    • TNW
    • TZ-101
    • BQ
    • NQ
    • HQ
    • PQ
    • T6-146 (large diameter drilling)

DIABOR completed exploration drilling projects for BHP Billiton, Anglo, Kumba, SASOL, Assmang Chrome, Boynton / Platmin, Exxaro, Resource Generation, Rockwell Diamonds, Samancor Chrome, Sekoko, BHP Billiton, TOTAL,Anglo Coal.