Cartwright Drilling Inc.

Cartwright Drilling, headquartered in Goose Bay, Labrador, has conducted drilling work throughout Canada, Greenland, Madagascar and Malawi.

A geotechnical rig in Bull Arm, NL.

A geotechnical rig in Bull Arm, NL.

Operational since 1995, Cartwright Drilling Inc. located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, has been providing surface diamond core drilling for mineral exploration, geotechnical and environmental drilling, as well as soil sampling services throughout Canada, Greenland, Madagascar and Malawi.

Independently and privately-owned with employees located in Labrador, Canada and throughout the world, Cartwright Drilling has a large fleet of fully hydraulic core drilling rigs, dozers, transport trucks and more. The company specializes in portability, permafrost solutions, and helicopter capabilities, making their team experienced and efficient particularly in challenging northern climates such as Greenland. The company has also expanded significantly over the years by manufacturing its own diamond drill rigs in-house.

A long-time member of the LNCC, Cartwright Drilling has experienced both opportunities and challenges. In 2010, President Jelle Terpstra bought out his 50 per cent business partner and obtained 100 per cent ownership of the company.

As with many companies in the natural resource sector, Cartwright Drilling experienced cyclical levels of activity with no core drilling for the company in 1998-2003 and another down cycle from 2012-2014, a challenging combination of both the Nunatsiavut mining moratorium and issues with staff retention, a challenge that many businesses throughout Labrador are currently facing.

Cartwright Drilling is a long-time and active member of the LNCC, attending many events and conferences throughout the year that promote the promising business opportunities available in Labrador.

With years of knowledge and expertise in the drilling industry, Jelle Terpstra and his team at Cartwright Drilling Inc. will continue to provide effective and efficient service to its clients throughout the world.


Cartwright Drilling Inc. (Head Office)
8 Halifax Street
P.O. Box 1017, Station C
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
A0P 1C0

Mr. Jelle Terpstra
Tel: (709) 896-4446
[email protected]