Foraco International SA provides a range of drilling services to mining and water projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, South America, and the Asia Pacific. It operates in two segments, Mining and Water. The company offers its drilling services to the mining and energy industry in the exploration, development, and production phases of mining projects. It also drills wells for drinking, irrigation, and industrial water; and undertakes a range of projects, including large scale village water drilling programs, specialized drilling projects to access mineral water using sanitary protection methods, and large diameter well fields for residential supply in urban environments, as well as provides inspection, servicing, and rehabilitation services for existing wells. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated 302 drill rigs, including 62 rotary drilling rigs, 199 diamond core drilling rigs, 20 combination rigs, and 21 underground rigs. It serves mining companies, governmental organizations, and international development funds. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Marseille, France.