About Pentium Hydro

Founded in 2019, Pentium Hydro is one of the largest dedicated hydrogeological drilling contractors in Australia. We operate and maintain a fleet of 12-late model Foremost and Schramm drill rigs & support equipment across our hydro drilling operations.

These operations see us engaged with some of the world’s largest and most successful mining houses.

A strong commitment to safety and industry best practices are core values at Pentium and this is reflected in our people, our equipment and in how we operate.

It is further enhanced by our Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certification.

All this combined, along with extensive industry experience and some of the best people in the business, means we understand what you need and how to get the results you want. We recognise that individual clients have individual needs, and we possess the ability to tailor our services and equipment to meet those needs.

About Vysarn

Pentium Hydro is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vysarn Limited which is an ASX listed public company.

Vysarn’s strategy is to become an industry leading vertically integrated whole of life, end to end water service provider. Vysarn is focused on building value, scale and diversity through organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

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Key People

Sheldon Burt

Executive Director

Sheldon is the co-founder of Pentium Hydro and an Executive Director of our ASX listed parent company, Vysarn Limited.

A drilling industry professional with over 35-years national and international experience, Sheldon started his career in 1986 and since that time has held many differing roles over the years including field based, operational, senior management, executive management and company ownership.

Prior to forming Pentium, Sheldon was the co-founder and Managing Director of SBD Drilling from 2004 to 2011 before selling and moving on to the role of General Manager at Easternwell Minerals for 6-years between 2012 and 2018

Brad Bushby

Head of Risk

Brad has 15 years’ experience in the resources industry, in both oil & gas and minerals drilling. Brad’s most recent role was Operations Manager with Easternwell Energy, responsible for a workover operation on Barrow Island. In the preceding 8 years, Brad managed a number of oil & gas workover rig operations, including a plug & abandonment project’s at Thevenard Island, Brunei and PNG. Brad’s previous roles include Regional and Executive HSE Manager roles with Broadspectrum, Easternwell Minerals and Easternwell Energy. Prior to this, Brad worked in the agricultural industry in HSE Advisor and Manager roles, in NSW and Queensland.

Brad holds a Diploma in Business Management, Diploma in Applied Occupational Health and Safety Management and a Cert IV in Workplace Training & Assessing.

Michael Meddings

Drilling & Operations Lead

Michael has been engaged in the drilling industry for the past 15 years, working predominately in a supervisory role for the past 6 years.

Michael’s most recent role was with Bunbury Drilling Company as a Senior Driller completing both rotary mud and dual tube flood reverse (DTFR) in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Prior to this Michael worked for both Pentium Hydro and Easternwell Minerals In Drilling and Supervisory positions utilising various drilling methodologies including conventional hammer, rotary air, rotary mud, dual rotary and dual tube flood reverse drilling methods to complete single and dual monitoring, production, reinjection and seawater interface bores, exploration holes with expected flowing aquifers and deep project holes.

Michael holds a Cert IV in Drilling Operations, Class 2 Water Well Rotary Air and Rotary Mud Endorsement.