Member Spotlight: Georoc

Insights / 25 January 2021 by TDI / TDI
Credit : Georoc

Georoc is an industry front-runner within the drilling service industry and offers a range of expert services. They pride themselves on key principles such as respect for people and the environment together with high standards of project management. 

About Georoc

Georoc have proved to be a formidable force and industry leader within the drilling trade since 1982 and their clients include major participants within the mining market, government sectors, industrial businesses and corporate foundations. They also deliver a service in compliance with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993, as well as the Mine Health & Safety Act No. 29 of 1996.

Georoc Facilities

Their extensive list of services include:

  • Borehole Drilling – specially engineered hole in the ground, making provision for water to flow.
  • Blasthole Drilling – is a technique used in mining whereby a hole is drilled into the surface of the rock.
  • Borehole Rehabilitation – involves restoring a well or a borehole.
  • Large Diameter Drilling – which is the rotary drilling of large diameter holes.
  • Monitoring Boreholes – using level probes or a submersible pressure transmitter.
  • Natural Gas Extraction – where a single vertical drill, extracts gas from the earth’s surface.
  • Odex / Symmetric Drilling – is a system comprising an ingeniously simple concentric method of drilling through overburden with casing.
  • Refuge Bays – a rescue chamber or emergency shelter installed in hazardous environments, typically underground.
  • Reverse Circulation Drilling – the drilling process relies on hollow inner tubes to transport samples back to the surface in a continuous flow, using compressed air.
  • Ventilation Shafts – also known as airshafts or vent shafts, where passages move fresh air underground.
  • Sampling of Mine Dumps – screening and prioritising historic dumps on abandoned mine lands.

Georoc within The Dewatering Institute

In an interview with Jaco Schoen, Director of Georoc regarding their new partnership with TDI, he stated that “Georoc is excited to join The Dewatering Institute. It is a great way for us to connect with fellow industry professionals across the globe. We are also keen to be sharing our drilling services, technology and know-how and work together with TDI and fellow members.”  

The Dewatering Institute is a network bringing participants in the global dewatering and groundwater control industry together. TDI’s objective is to expand the Construction Dewatering, Mine Dewatering and Groundwater Control industry across the complete scheme life cycle. Executive Member of the Advisory Board, Chris Botha added that “We welcome Georoc on board as a Contributing Member. Georoc brings a wealth of drilling knowledge and experience to our network. We look forward to working together in developing specialized training courses for the dewatering industry, as well as developing industry guides and best practices.”

How to Become a Member 

Are you ready to become a part of a growing global community and develop the dewatering industry worldwide? Become a member of The Dewatering Institute today by going to to register online or subscribe to our newsletter.

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