fitzroy drilling services ProviDes drilling operaTION SUPPORT and downhole tooling for the Oil & Gas and Geothermal drilling industRIES.  


Fitzroy Drilling Services are expert in the rental and servicing of geothermal and oil & gas downhole drilling tools and offer a range of equipment to cover every exploration and work over drilling situation.  We provide essential drilling campaign support services such as BHA make-up, shoe track make-up (onsite), well casing servicing and prep, pressure testing, field service & rig support, rig survey & compliance and tubular preservation & yard management.

We operate two well-equipped workshops; our API certified machine shop in Taupo, at the centre of the geothermal activity; and in New Plymouth, adjacent to the oil & gas fields.  From these workshops we complete the design & manufacture of wellhead components, design & manufacture of fishing & drilling tools and general oilfield machining for geothermal and oil & gas requirements.

Our principal facility in Taupo consists of a modern workshop and yard equipped with;

  • 14” Hollow Spindle CNC lathe
  • 190,000ft lbs. capable 2” - 15.5” OD NOV Torquemaster Breakout Unit & jar tester
  • 45,000ft lbs. field Breakout Unit 7” – 21 ¼”
  • Pressure Testing facility up to 10,000psi
  • 5 ton crane to handle full workshop cover
  • Under cover pipe inspection & prep
  • Environmental best practice for washdown/cleaning

Strategic Alliances

We have established valuable technology partnerships with respected international providers of drilling and fishing tool equipment so that we can provide the most up-to-date solutions possible.

NOV (National Oilwell Varco):  is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technical drilling equipment and fishing tool packages for geothermal and oil & gas

HUNTING PLC:  is a leading energy services provider, manufacturing and distributing tubular products for the geothermal and oil & gas extraction industries. 


• ISO9001: 2008 certification. Approval Certificate No. MEL0402922/A.

• API Spec 5DP. Cert No. 5DP-0132

• API Spec 7-1. Cert No. 7-1-0526