Welcome to John Nitschke Drilling

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John Nitschke Drilling is pleased to announce that on 19th November 2012 FORACO International completed the acquisition process of JND through its Australian subsidiary, FORACO Australia Pty Ltd.

This acquisition brings together two businesses with a wealth of drilling experience, both in Australia and around the globe. JND would like to assure all of our clients and suppliers that it will be “business as usual” going forward.  For a link to the FORACO global website please click here.

All of us at FORACO JND look forward to continuing the long term relationships with our existing customers, and welcome the opportunity to work with new clients in the future.

John Nitschke Drilling (JND) is a leading drilling service provider in Exploration, Coal Seam Gas, Mine Service Holes and Water Well drilling. JND have been providing a professional and comprehensive drilling service since 1962. We have worked very hard over the years to develop a company that is renowned for its professional service and dedicated to safety and "Zero Harm"

We are strategically based in Regency Park, South Australia and have branches in Newman, Western Australia and Moranbah, Queensland which gives us the ability to fully support our Australian operations.

JND operates one of the most modern and technically advanced fleet of drilling rigs in Australia, carrying out some of the most technically difficult drilling projects in the industry today. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide highly skilled and competent drill crews overseen by experienced on-site supervisors which allow us to service our clients specific requirements and deliver a safe and productive drilling service. First class quality maintenance and backup enables our drill crews to provide our clients with increased productivity and minimal downtime, wherever they are located.

JND are a contractor and employer of choice and our clients include some the largest mining and energy companies in the world. JND can meet your objectives and exceed your expectations in every facet of your drilling requirements anywhere in Australia.

Contact Us

General Enquiries:


Physical Address:   19 Indama Street, Regency Park, SA 5010

Postal Address:   PO Box 2609 Regency Park, SA 5942

Telephone:   61 (0)8 8444 5800

Fax: 61 (0)8 8444 5801

Email:   australia@foraco.com


Physical Address: 10 Ballantyne Road, Kewdale, WA 6105

Postal Address: PO Box 173 Welshpool DC, WA 6986

Telephone: 61 (0)8 9251 9900

Fax: 61 (0)8 9251 9996

Email:   australia@foraco.com

Contact Personnel:

Peter Jacobs             Senior VP - FORACO Asia Pacific