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28 September 2013
Commissioning of New CSG Drilling Rig

Our new Drilling Rig (Rig 4) has been commissioned to provide coring services under a contract awarded to us by Santos.  The awarding of the contract has resulted directly in the creation of 36 new jobs at Wild Desert and ensured continued opportunities for Wild Desert’s current work force. 

In addition, we have spent over $3 million with local engineering and manufacturing companies to have the bulk of the coring rig engineered and fabricated here in Queensland.  The granting by Wild Desert of this work to local companies meant that the Toowoomba companies had work for numerous local engineers and skilled tradesmen for over 6 months.

On the 28 August our Managing Director, David Whiley was joined by Roma Mayor, Rob Loughnan and Santos Drilling and Completions Superintendent, Pat Breene for the unveiling of Rig 4 in Roma.




18 August 2013
Rig 14 Achieves 1000 days LTI Free

We have seen further positive advances against Company Safety Milestones with Rig 14 breaking through the 1000 Loss Time Injury (LTI) free days milestone in August.

This achievement reflects Wild Desert's ongoing focus on employee's health and safety, and a culture where everyone monitors their own safety and that of their colleagues.



12 August 2013
Wild Desert Awarded 'Contractor of the Month'

Wild Desert was pleased to receive the 'Contractor of the Month' from Arrow Energy in August.  This is awarded to Contractors who have excelled in Safety Performance fro the month.



01 August 2013
Rig 10 Achieves 3 years LTI Free

In early August, Rig 10 celebrated a major milestone of 3 years Lost Time Injury (LTI) free.



07 January 2013
Opening of the Brisbane Office

We officially opened our Corporate Office based in Brisbane on the 7th January 2013.

The Brisbane office is where our Corporate Services functions are based providing professional support, leadership and management for our Field Operations.  Included are functions such as Senior Operations Management, Human Resources, Crew Logisitics, Legal, Finance and Health, Safety, Environment and Quality.