TDC Drilling Pty Ltd is a Western Australian based company that has been providing professional services to Australia’sOil and Gas industry since 1987.

TDC Drilling was initially established by present shareholders, Ron Dean and Malcolm Cole, to provide hard rock drilling services throughout Western Australia. However, strategic and economic conditions brought about a change of direction for the company, and in 2000, they entered the Oil & Gas and CBM industry.

Today, TDC Drilling is considered among the top service operators in Australia’s Energy industry, with an extensive inventory of equipment working across Australia and Internationally.


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Malcolm Cole, Managing Director

Malcolm was born and raised in country Queensland and began in the oil patch in 1970 with ODE Drilling Company in the Middle East. He quickly worked his way up the ranks on the rigs before moving into offshore drilling mostly South East Asia, in the height of the Oil and Gas boom. In 1981 Malcolm became the Service Manager for Drexel Oilfield Services, living the expat life with his family in Singapore for 7 years before moving back to live in Perth, Australia to start TDC Drilling with his friend and business partner Ron Dean.

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Ron Dean, Operations Manager/Director

Ron joined ODE in 1964 and rose to the position of Driller. He moved to the more lucrative offshore Oilrig work in 1972 he based himself in the UK, working a month on/off, before getting married and then moving back to Perth, W.A in 1974. He continued to work rotation around the globe and held the position of Rig Manager before starting up the company TDC with Malcolm in 1987. Ron moved to be the Ops Manager based in Roma fulltime in 2006. Ron shares the same passion with Malcolm of restoring and owning classic and vintage cars