About Our Company

Meet GeoGlide

We’re a directional drilling company with a difference. Committed to delivering a level of service that hasn’t existed in the industry before, we’re dedicated to our clients.

Who We Are

GeoGlide prides itself as being a leader in the independent directional drilling space. Providing solution-based, economical, and flexible directional and performance drilling, we’re committed to totally meeting the needs of our clients.

GeoGlide was founded when the company acquired and consolidated two Brisbane-based drilling companies, Surtron Directional Technologies and Australian Drilling Tools & Equipment (ADT&E) back in 2015.

 Since then, we’ve built a sturdy Brisbane-based, Australian-run directional drilling company based on leading edge technology, enhanced drilling performance, transparency and a commitment to delivering the services our clients need. We look forward to finding an innovative solution to your next exploration, appraisal, or development drilling need.

Core Values

GeoGlide is committed to optimising well construction for the exploration and field production performance the industry needs.


Trust and security are two components that can create a smoother, more transparent project. To achieve this in our projects, we create and nurture strong and lasting relationships with our customers, partners, and employees. We agree and respect defined contractual terms to ensure clarity and integrity in everything we do.


A company is only as good as its people and to ensure the maximum potential of those people, teamwork and a positive team environment are essential. We encourage each and every member of our team to contribute dynamically while creating a respectful, open environment for ideas to be shared.


Our company is constantly seeking to deliver better solutions as efficiently as we can. We seek to minimise errors and loss of resources to provide the very best service to Australasia. Working to achieve this from the outset, we’ve structured our company to ensure we have a disciplined planning process and to accelerate our ability to deliver the industry’s leading services consistently.

Health, Safety & Environment


GeoGlide is committed to delivering a more reliable, more efficient directional drilling service. With local headquarters and the momentum at ground level to keep projects moving, we’re able to offer quick, proactive and reactive services, and pivot with your project’s needs.

GeoGlide was built on the simple fact that Australia needed a local company with the technology and capabilities to keep our core industries progressing.


Our team understands the potential impact our line of work poses on the environment. We are constantly learning, evolving, and actively seeking opportunities to work with stakeholders, clients, and our staff to implement innovative solutions to reduce our environmental footprint.

GeoGlide are active members of Safer Together

Leadership: Our Directors

Ewan Mitchell

B.Eng (Hons)
Executive Director

Ewan has over 23 years of international experience in the oil, gas, and mining service sector. He joined Halliburton in 1996 and ran MWD, LWD and DD tools in the UK, Middle East, North America and Europe. Following divestiture and acquisitions, Ewan was with  PathFinder from 1999, Smith from 2009, and Schlumberger from 2010. Here he helped develop, test, and deploy new technologies as well as coordinated and managed sales and operations for both small cap and multinational oil and gas operators in the UK and Europe.

 In 2012 Ewan moved to Australia and drove the growth of PathFinder’s Directional Drilling and MWD business in conventional and unconventional oil and gas, and coal mining basins.  During the rapid increase in CSG/CBM activity he and the team brought new levels of service quality and operational efficiency to these markets.

 Ewan joined GeoGlide in 2019, bringing those same leadership qualities and success to a new endeavour. He is currently driving HSE, service quality and business growth through the provision of the latest technologies to customers in Australia and Internationally.

Ian Baron

B.Sc (Hons), FGS, M.IoD, AIPN, and AAPG

Ian has more than 35 years experience in the petroleum industry and has lived and worked in North Africa and the Middle East for most of his career. In his early career as a petroleum geologist, he worked for several different oil companies before moving on to a commercial role joining Conoco’s Middle East to lead their new ventures group as Vice President.

 In 1999, he took on the role of CEO at Dragon Oil plc. Here, he initiated a business plan that saw the company achieve a market capitalisation of $1.5 billion. By 2003, he’d established a consulting firm in Dubai where he serviced clients across 40 countries.

 At the same time, he served as a non-executive director to several companies across the UK, US, and Canada. In 2009 he was appointed CEO of Cadogan Petroleum plc. Here, he successfully transformed the business; resolving disputes, cutting costs, increasing production, and securing the company a major strategic investor.

Alex Woodthorpe


Alex brings to the GeoGlide board twenty-five years of experience in global investment banking, and a further ten years as an entrepreneur in the mining and power industry in South East Asia.

After leaving Merrill Lynch International in 2009 as a member of the Asia investment banking management committee and head of Equity Capital Markets for the Pacific region, he joined the Merton Group as Executive Chairman and Managing Director. Merton’s projects include the first international standard underground coal mine in the Philippines, the development of significant coal reserves in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, and successfully tendering for a 200MW Indonesian government independent power plant power purchase agreement. These projects were subsequently sold to public companies in Thailand and Indonesia.

With board experience in multiple jurisdictions over the past decade, Alex combines a deep knowledge of governance, public and private financial markets, and a solid understanding of the drilling industry as an engager of its services throughout Asia. His primary focus is on strategic growth, capital solutions and creation of long-term shareholder value for the company.

Jeremy Dyer

B.Sc (Hons)

Jeremy brings more than 35 years of experience to GeoGlide, with the last 27 of those years spent in Southeast Asia. Jeremy had worked as Exploration Manager for Sun Malaysia Petroleum for three years before moving on to Jakarta where he worked as a development consultant for Maxus-YPF.

Come 1995, Jeremy founded OPAC Group, an energy services company in Indonesia. The company shared ventures with overseas partners where they provided software supply and maintenance, training, recruitment and placement, surface geochemistry, alternative energy, seismic and subsurface studies.

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