About Stark Drilling

Stark Drilling was formed in August 2017 and began operations in October the same year, heading directly to a 20,000-metre project at Wollogorang in the Northern Territory. Stark Drilling was formed primarily from a realization of 18 months research by the Managing Director Courtney Henness. With over 25 years’ experience in the drilling industry, Courtney realized that the time-based knowledge, safe operating practices, training techniques and client satisfaction that had been the basis of his successful career were not being delivered. Having experienced the gold crash in the 90’s and various financial crashes in recent years which had devastating effects on the drilling industry, it became apparent that there was a need for a service provider who above all else demanded the highest expectations in both quality and safety at all times, a provider who did not expect this knowledge to come at a premium price.

Stark Drilling is proving that regardless of project size, location or requirements that it can be done Safely, Cost-Effectively and to the Highest Standards.

Managing Director’s Background

Has operated as a Driller for over 25 years with an exemplary safety record and client relationship
Drilled in some of Australia’s most remote locations and difficult drilling conditions with outstanding success in W.A., S.A. and N.T.
Prides himself with his commitment to safety and catering for the needs of clients
Previously a partner in a successful Drilling Company which was preferred contractor to FMG Exploration (Fortescue Metals Group)
Easily adapts to the most difficult of environments, Fantastic people skills
Outstanding problem-solving skills with a pro-active, practical approach

Operated as a Senior Driller for - McKay Drilling, TopDrill, Redmond Drilling

Field Manager for WBH Drilling
Realised the need for a contractor who understands clients needs and is prepared to provide this by way of Time-based skills and Knowledge with a pro-active approach to workplace OH & S

As a 100% Australian Owned and Operated Company, we are also committed to giving back to the Communities and regions that we operate in. All of our suppliers are Australian owned small businesses ensuring that all of Australia continues to benefit from the Mining Industry.

We are also working with Community-based schemes and Organisations such as the AMHC (Aboriginal Men’s Healing Centre) in Newman, to provide opportunities and support for families who have suffered from Domestic Violence. By offering Job Placement, Skills Training and the support of a Small Family Owned business in a positive team environment, we are working together to break the cycle and raise awareness.