First Drilling Group Acquires Kirkey Specialized Drilling & Consulting in Sudbury


First Drilling Group today announced that it has acquired Kirkey Specialized Drilling & Consulting, located in Sudbury, ON, Canada. The drilling contractor provides surface and underground specialty drilling and production drilling services.

This acquisition represents a key step in the execution of First Drilling’s strategic plan, as the company expands both geographically and in its service offerings.

“In acquiring Kirkey Drilling, we are expanding our geographic footprint into Canada, one of the largest underground drilling markets in the world,” says Kyle Rhoderick, CEO of First Drilling Group. “We are also diversifying our services to add specialty underground drilling, primarily infrastructure, long hole and raise drilling. This compliments our extensive fleet of Cubex and multipurpose underground rigs”

Connors, Sanderson and Tarn become First Drilling Group


Effective today Connors Drilling in the United States and Sanderson Drilling of Australia will begin operating under one corporate brand – First Drilling Group.

first_drilling_logoThis name change is being made to enhance the two companies’ operational ability to work in the areas where the organization has projects. The name selection reflects the company’s place in the industry.

Experts. First Drilling knows how to develop solutions for the most challenging situations. The seasoned team combines years of experience with progressive training programs and technical expertise.

Development. When a mine needs to expand into new areas, First Drilling is there first. When a new exploration project needs drilling, First Drilling is there first – first boots on the ground with the customer. And First Drilling provides the data to help mine projects make strategic decisions.