Company Profile

Paddock Drilling Ltd., a division of Friesen Drillers Ltd., specializes in geotechnical, environmental and ground water related investigations.

Paddock’s main office is located in Brandon Manitoba with a corporate total of six offices spanning three provinces and operational capability throughout Canada.

Established in 1982 as a Water Well Drilling Contractor serving agricultural southwestern Manitoba, PDL has grown to become one of Canada's Premier Geotechnical and Environmental Drilling Service companies.


With our strong background in groundwater investigation and development; we transfer our vast knowledge and experience into providing superior Geotechnical and Environmental Investigations.


Through this, we have established an outstanding record of fulfilling project requirements on time and on budget. Many of these projects have been undertaken under difficult geological and climatic conditions validating that we understand the environments, sensitivities and regulations needed to execute projects in remote locations, while minimizing environmental impacts.



Our People


We are proud of our dedicated staff and the knowledge and experience they offer in all aspects of Environmental and Geotechnical investigation, including; 

  • state of the art drilling
  • complicated sampling techniques
  • precise instrumentation and monitor well installation
  • a commitment to safety

Paddock boasts nearly 50% of it's staff with over 10 years seniority and possess drillers with a minimum of 6 years seniority.


Our Equipment


Second only to the people who run them, Paddock maintains a vast array of pristine Drill Carriers, Drills, Down-hole equipment and Support gear; allowing us a multitude of configurations and drilling methods.
Our equipment is maintained by a highly qualified and certified mechanical staff from our new maintenance facility in Brandon and our satellite shops.


Our Geographical Experience


From coast to coast, and anywhere in between, we have the people, the experience and the equipment to provide service when and where it is required.



  • a certified Construction Safety Officer on staff
  • maintained Corporate Health and Safety Program - National COR Certified and ISN Member
  • compliance with all Workplace, Health and Safety Regulations.
  • maintain a minimum standard of $5,000,000 insurance coverage on all operations and projects.

Administrative Resources

  • Computer based estimating, invoicing and accounting
  • Computer based communication - email and fax
  • Maintenance Staff with HD Mechanic Certifications
  • Office staff with extensive field experience to answer any questions you may have