E5: Peter Jacobs from Foraco

Episode Highlights

Have you ever wondered what it takes to go from a newbie offsider to a seasoned industry leader?

In this episode of Drillin' and Chillin', we're kicking back with the one and only Peter Jacobs, a true legend in the drilling game who has years of industry experience from his time at FORACO Australia.

From battling rough seas on crayfishing boats to tackling the brutal Canadian winters, Peter's career has taken him all over the globe.

We hear about his early days as a mechanic-turned-offsider, his adventures setting up drill rigs in the remote corners of Australia and Papua New Guinea, and his experiences leading teams through the ups and downs of the mining industry.

He also talks about the importance of embracing technology, building a resilient team, and adapting to the ever-changing landscape of the drilling industry.

So grab a cold one and get ready for some insider knowledge. This episode is one you won't want to miss!

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