where we started
experience you can count on, people you can trust
The story of a Canadian earth drilling company

Earth Drilling has provided environmental, geotechnical, oil sands, mining, civil construction and water well drilling services to Western Canada since 1976. With more than 85 years of combined experience, our management team delivers a variety of drilling methods to environmental and geotechnical consulting firms, construction companies, energy and mining companies and landowners.

We operate a variety of drill rigs, combined with support equipment, which service Western Canada through offices in Calgary, Alberta, and Regina, Saskatchewan. With a focus on obtaining reliable soil and core samples, we help our clients achieve their drilling targets or uncover the best methods for remediation, construction and development.

Our strong reputation in the industry draws only the best people and equipment, contributing to continued success and growth at Earth Drilling.

Our equipment acquisition and selection is determined by the knowledgeable staff who anticipate the need for specialty services, challenging geographical limitations and remote sites your projects may offer.

Employees are trained to operate a diverse range of equipment, which ensures your needs are always met, no matter what the scope of work.

We are a solution-based company and always bring new ideas to the table.

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our team
John Paul Wegleitner
President

John Paul (JP) Wegleitner acquired Earth Drilling in August 2012. JP has more than two decades in the industry and vast experience in many diverse geographical locations throughout Alberta and Northern British Columbia. He implements innovative and unconventional drilling methodologies consistently, and with results, on large-scale geotechnical drilling projects.

Chris Gourlie
Vice President

Chris Gourlie is the Vice President of Operations and Partner. Chris manages the environmental and geotechnical day-to-day operations of the business, which have a high turn-around rate and consistently evolving scheduling requirements.

Rob Lukacs
Vice President, Strategic Development

Rob Lukacs, Vice President, Strategic Development and Partner, joined the team in 2017. Rob holds a B. Sc. in Civil Engineering and has nearly a decade of experience in project management, contract management and stakeholder engagement. Rob understands the value of strategic partnerships and is responsible to ensure our corporate values lead us in providing the best service to Clients.

John Martin
General Manager

John is General Manager of Earth Drilling.

John is a valuable asset in the drilling industry, providing years of experience both in field and management.

Stuart Miller
HSE Manager

As HSE Manager for Earth Drilling, Stuart is responsible for overseeing the entirety of Earth Drillings Health and Safety Management System and directing new initiatives to strengthen the HSE system, standards and culture of the company.

Laura Beaudin
Senior Accountant

Laura has taken on the role of Senior Accountant as of 2013 and provides valuable insight to creating efficiencies in the Operations of Earth Drilling.

Together, the management team at Earth Drilling forms an efficient team, of which Laura is an integral component. In addition to her role as a Senior Accountant, Laura communicates directly with Vendors and Suppliers on a day-to-day level, creating and maintaining positive relationships that extend our market reach to better serve the projects we undertake.

our values
we see below the surface

With a strong focus on health, safety and environment, as well as corporate social responsibility, Earth Drilling is committed to the wellbeing and success of all its clients, partners and employees.

This, together with our skilled people, diverse knowledge and high-performance equipment, is the foundation of our Corporate Values.

Core Values:
  • Safety First
  • Leadership
  • Client Relationships
  • Quality Services
  • Hard Work
  • Respect
  • Enjoy What You Do
Safety Values:
  • Intervene
  • Trust
  • Communicate
  • Assess / Analyze / Act
Corporate Social Responsibility:
At Earth Drilling, we’re committed to supporting the communities in which we work.
We strive to make a difference in these communities by giving back through local and national organizations.