“We utilize our extensive experience in projects across Australia and strive to provide Quality Service Safely across all aspects of our operations”
Hagstrom Drilling’s founder, Paul Musca (Hagstrom), commenced working within the Drilling industry as a driller’s assistant in 1984 at the age of 17 when he started his employment with an established environmental and geotechnical drilling company.
Paul quickly progressed to the role of driller gaining recognition for his attention to detail and strong work ethic. It is during this time Paul decided to follow his passion for drilling and established Hagstrom Drilling in 1992 as an owner-operator business within Western Australia’s geotechnical drilling sector. Under his leadership, Hagstrom Drilling extended it drilling services over the next few years to become a multi-disciplinary, national organisation providing both accurate and efficient solutions to diverse exploratory and strata assessment investigations both on land and over water.
Hagstrom Drilling has been built on the philosophy of providing “Quality Service Safely” ensuring the organisation continues to expand, diversify and strengthen its existing service capabilities through continuous improvement business strategy.
Follow some of Hagstrom Drilling’s key milestones in the timeline below.
It has been more than 25 years since the start-up of our business. We have come a long way since those days. Established in 1992 by Paul Musca who started as owner-operator business with only one drill rig and just one support vehicle.
Hagstrom was awarded its first major geotechnical projects for the development of Dampier Wof Wharf and Barrup Pennisular in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Hagstrom Drilling was engaged to complete its first inter-state drilling project for Alice Springs-Darwin Railway between 1996 and 1997.
Hagstrom Drilling was engaged as an environmental drilling contractor to assist with the $6.9 million clean-up of contaminated Omex petroleum site in Bellevue after an explosion at the Bellevue chemical dump.
Hagstrom was awarded a long-term environmental drilling and sampling contract with BP Australia for the investigation of their service station for the whole of Western Australia.
Hagstrom was awarded our first overwater geotechnical drilling project to assist with the reconstruction of the Narrows Bridge.
Hagstrom drilling was engaged in drilling for the construction of Perth Convention Centre.
Hagstrom Drilling moved from a home-based office and yard to a commercial building in Jandakot in 2002.
Engaged to undertake drilling program on Cockatoo Island.
Hagstrom Drilling has the privilege participated in the Barrow Island Geotechnical Investigation working closely with Chevron Texaco and Fugro.
HD moved to new office/workshop building in Canning vale Western Australia. Staff numbers have grown to 22 employees and 5 operating rigs.
Hagstrom continues to grow and develop capability across all areas and has expanded its services in exploration drilling.
Hagstrom Drilling acquires Probetec Pty Ltd a Cone Penetration Testing service business to complement its business. Hagstrom can now offer Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) services as a stand-alone service or in combination with our drilling services.
Marsh Buggy was purchased and using Rig 10 (UDR 100) has successfully completed its first operational project at Campert Lambert for Rio Tinto.
Hagstrom Drilling was engaged by Fugro Geotechnics and Woodside to complete geotechnical drilling and cone penetration testing services on the proposed Woodside Gas Hub site at James Price Point.
This four rig project (DR001, DR002, DR007, and DR009) saw Hagstrom purchasing further assets to assist with the extensive CPT program (PR002). The project comprised of PQ drilling of just over 3,500m and 8,000m of cone penetration testing. Hagstrom Drilling also utilised their fleet of support vehicles and equipment to ensure a safe and successful project execution.
Hagstrom continues to develop its capabilities rapidly.
Hagstrom Drilling was engaged by North Queensland Bulk ports to complete a nearshore geotechnical drilling and cone penetration investigation for a proposed loading facility in Bowen, North Queensland.
This nearshore marine project involved the use of marine subcontractors to provide support and supply of two Jack-up barges with two rigs (DR005 and DR010) and a stand alone cone penetration rig (PR003).
In total over sixty-four PQ boreholes were drilled (just over 1,600m) and one hundred CPT tests completed (1,300m) during the course of the project.
Hagstrom Drilling were contracted by BHPBIO to undertake drilling, sampling and other aspects of fieldwork to support the provision of information for the proposed stock yards and iron ore handling facilities near Finucane Island, Port Hedland, Western Australia.
This five-month project involved sixteen of Hagstrom’s personnel and six subcontractors to complete the scope of work.
Using a diverse range of plant and equipment; including 3 drill rigs, a Marsh Buggy configured with a Heliportable drill rig, a track mounted CPT and a skid mounted CPT, the site itself presented several challenges by being within a tidal area.
Hagstrom enters into a joint venture and purchase’s a jack-up barge (JUB) together with Australian Barge Hire, allowing Hagstrom to leverage off ABH’s experience and further develop our marine capabilities.
Hagstrom Drilling was awarded the Australian Business Awards 2012, in the category of Enterprise.
Hagstrom Drilling was awarded the 2012 “Fastest Rising Stars” award. Starting from humble beginnings as an owner-operator business with one drill rig and just one support vehicle, two decades later, Hagstrom has grown to become an industry leader, providing a range of specialised drilling services. Boasting with a fleet of 16 drill rigs, 3 probing units, Jack-up barges, a Marsh buggy and extensive range of support vehicles and more than 80 highly committed employees.
Hagstrom commissions its Vibracoring System which can cater for water depths to 250m and core samples up to 6m lengths.
Hagstrom Drilling worked on one of Perth’s highest profile project, the Elizabeth Quay Riverside Development which commissioned our new marine asset – “Ocean Sampler”
Hagstrom worked Iron Ore Holdings Buckland Project Pannawonica completing 30 inclined HQ3 diamond boreholes under challenging conditions.
Hagstrom expands it East Coast presence.
Contracted by WorleyParsons Hagstrom Drilling successfully supported a marine geotechnical investigation at the Port of Hastings in Victoria, approximately seventy-five kilometres south-east of Melbourne, for the Port of Hastings Development Authority (PoHDA).
Hagstrom Drilling was engaged by Aurecon to complete a geotechnical site investigation for the planned Barangaroo Ferry Hub in Sydney Harbour.
Hagstrom acquires certification by Bureau Veritas Certification.
Hagstrom Drilling was awarded Sydney SRT project Investigation works.
Hagstrom welcomes a new addition to its fleet – Drill Rig 22 a Hanjin D&B 8-D Diamond Drill Rig. This compact multi-purpose drill rig has wireless remote tramming and delivers great versatility with a width of only 1.72 m and a mast height of 6.40 m making it ideal for the confined inner city sites encountered in Sydney and Melbourne.
Hagstrom joined the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) on its mission to promote protection, restoration and management of land and groundwater for the benefit of human health and the broader environment across Australasia.
Hagstrom was award of drilling works on the prestigious WestConnex project.
At Hagstrom, our people are our greatest strength. We work with our staff to help them be the best they can be. We support our staff in their development and spend time structuring a work environment to help them achieve as individuals and within teams. We make sure our staff share our values. These values help us to deliver on providing “Quality Service Safely” to you.
Our vision is to grow the company sustainably, maintain the highest level of safety in the workplace and strengthen our position as a service provider of choice in the construction, resource and environmental sectors.