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SAFETY. QUALITY. PEOPLE. EQUIPMENT. These are the words we focus on when presented with any challenge.

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, our collective thoughts are first with those on the front lines delivering essential services and bravely fighting this pandemic. Thank you.

Through this crisis, Mud Bay Drilling is cautiously continuing to support our clients while firmly following three principles:

  1. Be responsible global citizens. Meet or exceed all public health and governmental restrictions regarding safe and essential work.
  2. Ensure the health, safety, and financial well-being of our team.
  3. Safely support critical infrastructure, supply chain, and public works projects.

We are privileged to be able to continue contributing to critical and essential projects. Our people are committed to providing these services in a safe and responsible way. We have implemented rigorous HSE controls and procedures to keep our teams, clients, communities, and the public safe while meeting or exceeding all national and regional health recommendations. By working responsibly, we can protect our crews, our clients, and the general public. To learn more about the details of our COVID-19 response plan, please contact us at or click here.

This crisis is dynamic, and as it changes we must be responsive. Daily, we are facing new challenges and we are working hard to do the right thing. We believe that through collaboration with colleagues, clients, competitors and industry, we can best manage this crisis and build industry resilience – please do reach out to us. We know we will be stronger when this is done.

James Sharp,
CEO ConeTec Group

Remote and Heli-Portable

Mud Bay has developed custom equipment for heli-portable or remote access site investigations with mobilization restrictions. We can provide equipment packages for accessing any site, anywhere.



  • Heli-Sonic drill rig (HC5000S)
  • 20 ton Direct Push Ramset

Key Features

  • The Heli-Sonic drill rig and Ramset can be deployed independently or together, depending on scope of work requirements
  • Heaviest component fly weight is less than 1,500 lbs (680 kg)
  • Complete hydraulic quick connect design for easy assembly and disassembly
  • Ramset can be mounted to Heli-Sonic rig for full production CPTu capability
  • Heli-Sonic assembles on skid frame with a small footprint, capable of being setup on a range of platforms including timber constructed drill pads, small barges or other custom carriers

Limited Access Operations

Mud Bay has equipment capable of accessing the most challenging hole locations.



  • MARL M1.3T
  • 20 ton Direct Push Ramsets
  • Cantilever Sonic Drilling Platforms

Key Features

  • Can operate in underground parkades, basements, tunnels or excavations
  • Minimal operations footprint required
  • Rubber track mounted drill (M1.3T) can fit within doorway or opening 3 feet wide
  • Auger and air rotary drilling capabilities
  • Can perform SPT, Vane Shear Testing, Shelby tube sampling
  • Ramset can be mounted to: concrete slab, ice, skid-steer, barge deck, any Mud Bay drill rig or any heavy piece of on-site equipment (i.e. dozer or excavator)
  • Ramset can deploy CPTu with up to 20 tons of thrust, with full 1 meter stroke
  • Cantilever platforms allow Full Size Sonic drill rigs to setup over slopes, bulkheads, sheet pile walls or pier structures.

Over Water

Mud Bay has years of experience working on challenging over water projects, from inland lakes and lagoons to coastal tidal environments. If your site investigation requires over water drilling, we have the resources and know-how to take on any scope of work.



  • Sectional spud barges with moonpools for both Sonic and Multi-Drill setups
  • Custom telescoping conductor casing system (for deeper water tidal sites)
  • Under water seismic source generator for Downhole Seismic and SCPTu
  • We also work with trusted marine subcontractors for the supply of barges, tugs, pile-supported platforms and various other support boats and vessels as required
  • Sectional Barge One Pager – this is currently CT branded, we’ll re-brand this MB and it’s good to link for download

Winter Operations Support

We have support equipment enabling drilling operations in any environment, anytime time of year.



  • Tent enclosures for winter operations
  • Boiler Truck
  • Various heating systems

Safety, Quality And People Are
At Our Core

We believe in leading by example, especially when it comes to safety. Our people—and our culture—reflect this belief in every environment we work in. We have a strong HSE program and a staff entrenched in a productive culture of safety. Our entire team works together to uphold our standards and ensure safety across all operations.