Seemingly simple, highly specialised, often challenging, always rewarding!

T3 Drilling Limited provides specialised drilling and associated services to the mining and mineral exploration industry throughout Africa, no matter how remote or challenging the site.

Our reputation for safely delivering consistently high productivity, a reliable service and accurate geological sampling is achieved through our use of premium rigs, strict equipment standardisations and skilled drill crews, maintenance teams and support personnel.

About Us

Established in December 2011 T3 Drilling Limited has registered offices in Mauritius and South Africa.

T3 Drilling has provided drilling services to several respected global mining houses including First Quantum Mining, Freeport McMoran, CMOC International, Barrick, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), Glencore, Minerals and Metals Group (MMG), Alphamin Resources and Kamoa Copper S.A.

    Our fleet of premium rigs are supported by a comprehensive fleet of all terrain vehicles, enabling access to Africa's most remote and challenging sites.

    Managed by a team of motivated and experienced professionals, the company is well positioned and focused on diversifying our services within the drilling field and expanding the company’s capacity and geographical reach in a sustainable manner to achieve our goal of continuing to be a leading supplier of drilling services on the African continent.

    T3 Drilling forms part of the Teichmann Group who have been in operation since 1995. The Teichmann Group have a well-established footprint and proven track record throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, offering services in the sectors of Construction, Mining, Agriculture, Logistics and Real Estate.

    Our involvement with the Group, affords T3 Drilling additional technical and logistical support on the ground as well as administratively through their well-established, shared, local and international infrastructure.

    This enables rapid start-ups in new territories to facilitate T3 Drilling’s expansion throughout Africa.

Our capabilities

  • Exploration and production drilling
  • Surface coring
  • Reverse circulation
  • Air core
  • Grade control
  • Large diameter mine de-watering
  • Environmental drilling
  • Production and community boreholes
  • Blast holes

Most recently we have added an underground
drilling division to our growing capabilities.


Our Rigs

Boart Longyear LF90D

Schramm T685

Smith Capital 310 and 620

Smith Capital 510

Super Rock 5000

Thor 5000


All equipment, camps and drill sites are laid out and maintained in such a way as to minimise any impact on the surrounding habitat.

The company takes its corporate social responsibility seriously and invests in the communities surrounding our operations by social upliftment through employment, training, local enterprise support and where possible, improvements to local infrastructure.

Several local employees have been identified as candidates for our mentorship and development programme, and their development is a key priority within the business.

Safety is at our core

Health, Safety, Quality and the Environment (HSEQ) is T3 Drilling’s way of life and highest priority, enabling the company to reach a milestone 3 million hours without a Lost Time Injury across all operations.

4.25 Million
LTI Free Hours

Safe working history

T3 Drilling values its safe working history and is dedicated to the health and safety of its employees as well as the communities and environment in which it operates.

Apart from complying with the legal requirements of the various countries in which it operates, T3 Drilling applies the ILO Codes of Practice, and all operations adhere and are certified to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Management System requirements.


Safety procedures

T3 Drilling continually strives to improve its safety procedures. Each shift commences with a toolbox talk and pre-shift risk assessment and safety is discussed at all operational meetings.

In addition management reviews are regularly conducted to measure compliance and the effectiveness of the company’s integrated HSEQ management systems and annual external audits are conducted by an independent internationally accredited certification body.

ISO 45001

Procedures and techniques

In conjunction with equipment suppliers, training programmes are conducted on a regular basis for all drilling personnel to ensure the latest safe drilling procedures and techniques are implemented and regular risk assessments are conducted on all drilling activities.

ISO 9001

Environment preservation

T3 Drilling is committed to the preservation of the environment. The company only uses environmentally friendly chemicals when drilling and follows a strict environment management system that reviews the company’s environmental objectives and targets on a regular basis to ensure that all operations have minimal impact on the environment.

ISO 14001

Get in touch


T-Three Drilling (Mauritius) Limited

Company Registration Number: 106549 C1/GBL
Address: No.2, Quartier des Terminalias,
Labourdonnais, Mapou,
Rivière du Rempart, 31803,

Telephone: +230 266 7011


T3 Drilling SA (Pty) Ltd

Company Registration Number:
Address: 1 Flamboyant Close,
Glen Anil, 4051,
South Africa

Telephone: +27 31 569 3170