Company Profile

Washingtons Exploration was formed in 1996 as an offshoot of Washington Drilling by the two directors Bill Washington and Steve Pilcher.
The company has grown from one rig to fifteen over the last twenty years. Washingtons Exploration drilling projects include coalbed methane production, RC gold and coal sampling, geothermal, diamond coring, horizontal and incline drainage and geotech and site investigation as well as hire of High Pressure Air Compressors and Boosters.

Bill Washington

Bill founded Washington Drilling in 1962. The company was one of the first in New Zealand to import large diameter rigs and rotary table rigs and the first to import a rotary barber rig. Bill is a life member and one of the founders of the New Zealand Drilling Federation and served as president for many years. Bill currently runs the water bore operations.
Contact Bill by Email or Phone: +64 3 688 2638 (ext. 3) Mobile: 021 516 721

Steve Pilcher

Steve began drilling in 1978 and has worked all over New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea as well as four trips to Antarctica. Steve has 10 years oilfield experience as well as coring, water bores, reverse circulation and site investigation. He holds a current BOP ticket and is a member of New Zealand Drilling Federation Council. Steve currrently runs the exploration operations.
Contact Steve by Email or Phone: +64 3 688 2638 (ext. 1) Mobile: 021 516 720

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