Villa 445, Worg Ntondo Rue
Sector 13, Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso
Phone: 00226-50-36-1330

Revealing the Earth's secrets - one hole at a time!

Falcon Drilling Burkina Faso SARL

Following requests from a number of prominent clients Falcon Drilling established a new West African operation center in Burkina Faso in 2011. The office opened in August 2011 and is located in the city of Ouagadougou.  Operations initially started with two drills for our first client.  Subsequently two more F3000 drills commenced drilling for a second client.  The operation is administered by Mr. Douglas Karaz who is responsible for all aspects of the local drilling operations and support services.  Falcon Drilling Burkina Faso also offers Geotechnical equipment for rental at competitive rates.  We have HQ Packer tools and all HQ3 equipment for Geotechnical surveys.

Falcon Drilling Burkina Faso operates the Falcon F1000, F3000 and the low environmental impact Rough Terrain mobile drills.  We are also able to supply support equipment such as Caterpillar bulldozers, loaders and lighting systems.  HQ Packer geotechnical testing tools and all HQ3 equipment are available for rental from our local inventory at very competitive rates.

F1000 Trailer Drill.

The F1000 trailer mounted drill was manufactured in Burkina Faso to meet local requirements.  It provides very low environmental impact with high manouverability, high ground clearance and minimal ground damage.  The core size and depth... more

F1000 Trailer mounted drill rig in Burkina Faso.

Larger than the F1000, the F3000 is generally supplied as a skid mounted drill but is also provided as a fly drill assembly which is easily disassembled and moved with a helicopter from one site to another.  Again, the design focus was based upon... more

Burkina Faso F3000 arriving on site prior to setup and drilling.
Rough Terrain Drill

These agile, portable drill rigs and support vehicles are ideally designed for remote access and have very little impact on the environment.  This mobile drill rig is completely self-propelled and moves on its own utilizing the two all-terrain... more

Rough Terrain mobile drill.
Supply Pumps

We have several models and sizes of water supply pumps, giving us the ability to pump long distances with maximum lift capacity.
All of our pumps are mounted on steel frames and positioned within containment trays for environmental... more

Support Equipment

The equipment listed in this section represents a cross section of that available at specific locations.  The operators that we provide are trained and certified to operate these machines.  For particular equipment requirements at the site of... more

D6 making pad access roads in B.C.
A fragile environment where water conservation is critical to everyone.

Health and Safety Objective.

All of Falcon Drilling’s operations are governed by our corporate Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) program and policy manuals. Our health and safety goal is to eliminate work related accidents, injuries and illness, and promote health and safety in every client related task. Our HS& E program includes inspections to identify and eliminate unsafe working conditions or practices and control health hazards. Falcon Drilling also promotes a Safety Incentive program encouraging the active participation of all employees.


There are many instances where local conditions warrant site specific safety requirements e.g. high temperature working conditions, wildlife considerations, extreme cold, low water availability. These specific conditions are controlled through management supervision, pre-job site hazard assessments and safe work practices implemented to minimize hazards.


Regional safety training courses are conducted to ensure employees use safe working practices and are aware of the risks and mitigation measures applicable to regional conditions. Qualified instructors conduct our training programs.


Falcon Drilling adheres to all local environmental requirements. We ensure these requirements are met to the highest standard through the development of environmental work plans which follow the four principles our environmental management program “Prevention, Compliance, Conservation and Restoration”.


An F3000 drilling on Roxgold's Yaramoko property near Bagassi.
An F3000 drilling on the True Gold Mining Karma property.
Our D7 Cat preparing a drill pad near Bagassi.

Drill Equipment and Field Operations

Highly mobile trailer mounted low environmental impact F1000.

Logistics and Support.

Administrative, Inventory and Personnel support center in Ougadougou from which all field oprations are managed.
One of two D7F bulldozers available for on site support.
Our new warehouse forklift enables more efficient materials handling.
Part of the comprehensive inventory held in our new Ougadougou maintenance facility.
Our new Ougadougou maintenance and warehouse facility.

Community Involvement.

Local Burkinabe training in core recovery processes.