Boart Longyear Inc.

Boart Longyear offers products to the geo-environmental, mineral exploration and soils and materials testing markets, primarily from its operations in North America. We have serviced the Geotechnical and Environmental markets in North America, South America, Europe and Mexico. Thanks to continued investments in people, manufacturing facilities and product development, Boart Longyear is able to offer a complete line of products for both geotechnical and environmental drilling. From auger drills to well construction products, from drilling muds to soil sampling tools Boart Longyear is your single source supplier for your Geotechnical and Environmental drilling needs.

Company details

10808 South River Front Parkway, Suite 400 , South Jordan , 84095 Utah USA

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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Soil and Groundwater
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)


Boart Longyear is the leading provider of mineral exploration drilling services and drilling products in the world today. The Company is the only integrated drilling services and products provider, combining engineering excellence, global manufacturing facilities and the most experienced drilling services group in the business. With over 120 years of global mineral exploration expertise and the most innovative products in the market, Boart Longyear ultimately delivers unmatched reliability, productivity and safety to the worksite.

Our values define what matters most in our continued success, and serve as a guide for our business operations. Our shareholders, customers and fellow employees expect each of us to demonstrate a commitment to our corporate values, and use them as guiding principles in our decision making and actions, each and every day.

Our core competencies provide the link between what we value as an organization and how we live up to those values. They are set of nine key behaviors that describe the expectations of employee performance at Boart Longyear.


Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah and publicly listed on the ASX (Australian Securities Exchange) in Australia. Regional offices and operations are located in Asia Pacific, North and South America, Europe and Africa.

Boart Longyear is a trusted partner and global leader in providing world-class drilling services and products to the global mining industry. The company also services industries in water exploration, environmental sampling, energy, and oil sands exploration.

The Company has a unique ability to manufacture and deliver a variety of tooling, equipment and expertise direct to customers around the world. Boart Longyear conducts contract drilling services in more than 40 countries, and provides mining products to customers in over 100 countries.

With over 120 years of drilling experience, our Drilling Services business is equipped for all types of drilling, including surface and underground coring, multi-purpose, reverse circulation, conventional air/mud rotary, flooded reverse, directional, sonic, and percussive production drilling. Always leading the way, our teams are constantly developing tomorrow's solutions and applying emerging technologies to the services we provide our customers. Our competitive strengths include:

  • Global reach and longstanding relationships with our customer base
  • Developing equipment and tooling to enhance drilling productivity
  • Full suite of drilling services technology
  • Industry-leading safety and training programs

Our Drilling Services division operates in more than 40 countries across North America, South America, Asia, the Pacific Rim, Europe and Africa, and we have an international network of more than 50 zone locations that maintain and mobilize equipment close to key geographic markets.

Mining and Minerals
We are the leading drilling services provider for the exploration, development and production of copper, gold, iron ore, nickel and other metals and minerals. The rock core chips and samples we extract provide mining companies with critical information over the life of a mining project, from exploration through closure of the mine.
Environment and Infrastructure

We have the largest sonic rig fleet in the world. This technology is better than any other at providing our customers the best subsurface sample, while minimizing waste. In addition to sonic, our diversified fleet of auger, probe and rotary rigs further enables us to serve a wide variety of markets (i.e., environmental, construction and water) and drill in diversified locations such as factories, dams and city work. By positioning our fleet this way we can serve a large customer base that ranges from private businesses to government agencies.

We operate with a safety first approach to drilling. The Company's drillers are known for taking on the largest, most technical and difficult drilling projects and completing them safely and with accurate results.

With the broadest array of specialized services in the drilling industry, we can accommodate specific needs for any application on a worldwide basis. With seasoned crews and first-hand experience in virtually every major global market, we understand that no site is the same and have the ability to quickly mobilize equipment and crews to nearly any location around the world.

Our global network of service and repair facilities provides the infrastructure and experienced personnel to customize each rig for a given job for optimal performance. Customers trust that Boart Longyear's trained employees and our modern fleet of drill rigs will protect the safety of all employees every day, everywhere, on every job.

Boart Longyear designs and manufactures much of the equipment that our drilling teams use, bringing our job sites world-class equipment and tooling designed with the experience gained year after year by our teams in the field. We are dedicated to understanding and exceeding our customers production, cost, safety and environmental goals. Our drilling services solutions are based upon proven and time-tested processes that have been perfected in the widest variety of drilling applications around the globe. Our customers know we deliver performance that they can count on.

The Global Products division designs, manufactures and sells drilling equipment and tooling. Products offered include drilling equipment, drill rods, diamond bits, wireline core extraction systems, reverse circulation pipe and accessories, overburden tooling, rock drills, rock drilling rods, and bits. These products are used in industries such as mineral exploration, mining, energy, environmental sampling and remediation, as well as infrastructure reinforcement and development. In conjunction with these products, Boart Longyear offers its customers professional aftermarket service and support, including drill equipment commissioning, training, maintenance programs, spare parts and emergency parts kits.

The Boart Longyear Products division maintains an extensive patent portfolio and leverages its technology to clearly distinguish itself as the innovative products leader in the drilling industry.

Mineral and Energy Exploration Drilling
Our exploration products are well known and trusted among exploration drilling contractors. Since revolutionizing the industry more than 50 years ago with the genuine Q coring system, we have continued to develop innovative tooling and equipment such as our Stage diamond drill bits, high productivity Q wireline system, RQ threaded drill rods, upset V-Wall drill rods and the LF platform of modular drill rigs. Each Boart Longyear product brought to the market is designed with the operator in mind and focuses on delivering safe and reliable productivity in every drilling condition.

Environmental and Infrastructure Drilling
Our products are put to work around the globe and provide solutions to the most demanding geo-technical and geo-construction drilling challenges. Whether locating a safe source of potable water in a rural village or stabilizing the ground underneath a transportation system in a major metropolis, our customers rely on Boart Longyear products every day. Our precision-engineered drill rig line and tooling offering provide our customers with reliable solutions for any situation.

Production and Development Mining
We design, manufacture and supply pneumatic and hydraulic rock drills and rock drilling tools using the most technically advanced materials and systems in the industry. From handheld pneumatic rock drills to percussive bits, shanks and rods, we offer drilling equipment and drilling consumable products to perform on any job.


Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) is an integral part of the Boart Longyear corporate culture. Boart Longyear has demonstrated commitment to the safety of employees and customers and to the protection of the environment, as shown by our proudly earned environmental ISO 14001 and safety OHSAS 18001 certifications.

In 2009, we kicked off our “Drilling to Zero” program. Our goal is zero workplace injuries, zero new cases of occupational illnesses, and zero environmental incidents.

Boart Longyear often receives recognition from clients regarding EHS practices. We are proud of our safety and environmental accomplishments over the years and invite you to read letters from some of our satisfied clients.

Boart Longyear operates and has employees in over 40 countries. We are dedicated to promoting the well-being and development of our diverse employees and communities in which we are present. We believe our support of those communities can best be accomplished through a variety of means, including training and hiring locals, financial contributions, in-kind drilling services, coordination of volunteer services by our employees, and limiting the environmental impact of our operations.


One of Boart Longyear’s core values is “Mutual Trust and Respect”. We recognize that our people are our most important asset and understand that the best ideas develop as a result of collaborative efforts between individuals with diverse backgrounds, opinions and perspectives. In support of this core value we need to recruit, develop and retain a talented, diverse and motivated workforce that shares our values and is representative of the many communities in which we work around the world.


Boart Longyear’s charitable giving philosophy is to align company support with our employees’ and regional operations’ charitable interests by gathering feedback directly from them and targeting projects and charitable programs in which they actively participate. Use our Charitable Giving Donation Application to request a donation.

Boart Longyear targets projects that have clear objectives and outcomes and promote the following:

Education and Opportunities for Children

Programs and opportunities that assist young people to develop marketable skills and competencies, particularly in the areas of engineering, science and technology; and

Health and Preventive Care

Programs that improve the health and safety of our employees, their families and their communities by improving access to critical resources and addressing endemic illnesses, including providing access to clean water sources and supporting the development of malaria vaccinations and treatments.


Boart Longyear is committed to limiting the environmental impact of our drilling services and manufacturing operations. We remain globally focused on the following areas:

  • Air impacts
  • Energy and water conservation
  • Waste and hazardous materials minimization

Our goal is to not only ensure compliance with host country regulations but to exceed the expectations of our clients, host governments and stakeholders and set the standard for others in our industry. We are proud to be ISO 14001 certified for all global operations and facilities.