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In 1966 Founder and President of New Valley Drilling Co. Ltd., Clyde Parsons, began drilling himself at the young age of 16.  Clyde worked for a variety of companies prior to moving to Springdale, NL.  One company was Canadian owned that employed him while they were drilling in Panama.  Following that, he worked for a company in Ontario and lastly, managed Petro Drilling Co. Ltd., in Springdale, NL.  In 1984, Clyde and his wife Shirley decided to become Entrepreneurs and launch their own and current company, New Valley Drilling Co. Ltd.  Clyde hails from Newtown, NL and Shirley from Valleyfield, NL, hench where the name “New” “Valley” was derived from, their home towns.


Since 1984,  NVD has been a family owned and operated business.  NVD comes with extensive years of experience and expertise.  It is because of this that they are trusted and well known with the province of NL.  NVD has had and still has employees that have worked solely for them for more than 30 years.  Clyde and Shirley founded their company based on the principals of honesty, hard work and dedication to the exploration industry.


NVD prides itself on providing a safe and healthy work environment for that of its employee’s and those they work for. In 2023, NVD is proud to say they became a COR certified company and will continue to keep safety and wellness at the forefront of their mission.  It is the mission of NVD to continue growing and pushing forward in the exploration industry for years to come and proudly maintain it to be a family owned and operated business.


Clyde Parsons
President | Owner/Operator


Bringing over 55 years of expertise in the diamond drilling sector, Clyde has steered New Valley Drilling for four decades.


Under Clyde Parsons' leadership, New Valley Drilling has become a beacon of excellence in the diamond drilling industry. With a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning over 55 years, Clyde has successfully guided the company for the past forty years. His commitment to quality and innovation has solidified New Valley Drilling's reputation as a trusted and reliable partner in the sector. As President and Owner/Operator, Clyde's dedication to excellence continues to drive the company forward, setting new standards for success in the industry. Clyde Parsons' vision and leadership have been instrumental in shaping the success story of New Valley Drilling, making it a true pioneer in the field.
Contact Clyde 709-673-6585


Craig Toms

with over 30 years of experience in the diamond drilling industry and NVD, serves as the Manager. Under his guidance, the team at NVD has excelled in providing top-notch diamond drilling services. Craig's leadership ensures that the team is always at the forefront of innovation and technology, staying ahead of the curve to meet the evolving needs of their customers. With Craig Toms at the helm, NVD is well-positioned for continued growth and excellence in the diamond drilling industry.
Contact Craig 709-673-7927


Isaiah Rose
Assistant Manager

Our dedicated Assistant Manager, brought his expertise to New Valley Drilling in 2021. With a diploma in Millwright, he possesses a wealth of knowledge and skills that have greatly benefited our team. Isaiah's commitment to excellence and strong work ethic make him an invaluable asset to our company. His leadership and problem-solving abilities continue to inspire and motivate his colleagues, driving our team towards success. We are fortunate to have Isaiah as part of our team at New Valley Drilling.

Contact Isaiah 709.297.1149



Charlene Burton


Charlene has been a dedicated employee of New Valley Drilling for two decades. Not only is Charlene known for her professional excellence, but she is also beloved by everyone in the office for her warm and friendly personality. Her infectious positivity and willingness to lend a helping hand to anyone in need have made her a cherished member of the New Valley Drilling family. As the backbone of the administrative team, Charlene's contributions have not gone unnoticed. Her dedication and passion for her work serve as an inspiration to her colleagues, motivating them to strive for excellence in their own roles. It is no surprise that Charlene is not just an employee at New Valley Drilling; she is an integral part of the company's success and a true example of loyalty and dedication in the workplace.

Contact Charlene 709.673.4418

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