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Our History

Established since 1947, McMillan Drilling has steadily grown to become one of New Zealand’s largest and leading multifaceted drilling companies.  The strength of the company lies in its experienced staff, extensive range of equipment and the creation and pursuit of innovative drilling technologies. McMillan Drilling is an active member of the New Zealand Drillers Federation which promotes “the advancement and application of fundamental and practical knowledge pertaining to drilling” throughout New Zealand

The underlying philosophy has always been to demonstrate and maintain a tangible point of difference.  Drilling is a technically challenging industry where proven experience and expertise are essential for success.  The talents of almost 100 expert personnel and a selection of 40 drilling rigs (from small light weight limited access machines to large high capacity 80+ tonne machines) combine to ensure McMillan’s can undertake the simplest to the most complex projects.



120 High Street, Southbridge, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand - ph: +64 3 324 2571 email: