Key Personnel:

Mick Sangster – General Manager/ Driller

Mick started as a green off-sider in 2002 doing diamond core work in South Australia. He worked his way up from driller, senior driller to supervisor/project supervisor. His drilling experience includes deephole diamond core, with directional work and multiple daughter holes, R/C iron ore, conventional core in coal fields, rotary mud experience and core work through coal seam gas wells. He has an excellent safety record having supervised projects for BHP, Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold, One steel, Cameco, IMX Resources, Arafura, Vista Gold, Centrex Minerals, Newmont Gold, BMA, BMC, Linc Energy, Arrow Energy and QGC to name a few.

Mick’s current qualifications are:

  • IWCF Level 4 Surface Stack
  • Diploma onshore oil and gas
  • Certificate 4 onshore oil and gas
  • Diploma drilling operations (Minerals)
  • Certificate 4 mineral exploration
  • Certificate 4 work health and safety
  • Drive and recover 4WD
  • Working at heights
  • Well site permit authority
  • Confined space certification
  • White Card
  • MC Truck Licence
  • Forklift Licence
  • Front End Loader Licence
  • Senior First Aid
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Emma Sangster – Finance and Logistics Manager

Emma has spent the last 10 years in rural merchandising, where fast-paced stock control and turnover has given her a high level of multitasking dealing with innumerable clients. She also previously ran her own business providing livestock products throughout the state. She is no stranger to the Drilling Industry having been around it for more than 15 years, and with her experience in sales and the logistics required to get products distributed to remote areas, she is highly capable in her role as Finance and Logistics Manager for MJ Drilling.

Emma’s current qualifications are:

  • Cert 4 Rural merchandising
  • AG Safe accreditation
  • HC Truck License
  • Forklift License


MJ Drilling’s employees are insured with ReturntoWork SA.

All plant and equipment is comprehensively insured with either Allianz Australia Limited or Underwriting Agencies of Australia.

We have public liability insurance 20 million dollars with Underwriting Agencies of Australia.

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