Publication Navigation

Site Navigation

GDI November 2014

Dealing with drought

The California drought has led to landmark groundwater legislation

Mud 101

How does drilling mud work? GeoDrilling International asked drilling-fluid companies to take us back to basics

Air assistance

Sullair describes how air compressors support drilling, mining and maintenance operations

Finding water in a lava-made land

Little Beaver’s Lone Star Drills help bring drinking water to remote communities in Central America

Special challenges of urban drilling

Lack of subsurface information, limited working footprint, numerous underground utilities and soil contamination all present challenges to drilling in a modern American city

Comment

It’s getting hot in Cornwall

In GDI’s October 2010 issue, we reported that the English county of Cornwall was making a name for itself as “a hub for renewable-energy development, with geothermal power next on the list”
Browse the entire database for articles from this section

Projects

Queenslanders have their say on BaT

A six-week consultation period for the Bus and Train (BaT) project in Queensland, Australia, ended in mid-October

Tullamore Dew whiskey returns home after 60 years away

UK-based multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm Patrick Parsons has completed work on a pivotal project that sees the return of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey production to the town of Tullamore, Ireland

Carbon-friendly

Balfour Beatty has been given a place on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014

Ontario invests in mining research

Ontario, Canada, is investing in mining-industry research that aims to reduce operating costs and enhance miner safety

Brit awards

The British Drilling Association (BDA) Annual Awards were presented in October

Memphis expansion

Ohio-headquartered manufacturer and service provider Terra Sonic International is expanding in Memphis, Tennessee

Growth forecast for construction industry in UK

The construction industry is set to grow 23% by the end of 2018 and contribute £12 billion (US$19 billion) to the UK economy over the next two years

Groundwater assocation promotes guidelines for best practice

A new set of best suggested practices (BSPs) for groundwater professionals involved in aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) projects has been approved by the US National Ground Water Association (NGWA)

NDA presents safety awards

The US National Drilling Association (NDA) has announced the winners of its 2013 Safety Awards, presented at the 2014 NDA Annual Convention, held in October in Mason, Ohio
Browse the entire database for articles from this section

Equipment

Hoses with high performance

Parker Hannifin, a specialist in motion and control technologies, has introduced GlobalCore – five hydraulic hoses and two series of fittings that can reduce engineering and service complexity

Skelair shows off Marini baby

Ground-engineering and rock-drilling specialist Skelair International has further diversified its UK hire fleet by investing in a Baby Giraffa rig

24/7 service

Hydraulic drill-rig manufacturer Schramm has announced a partnership with FEMCO, an aftermarket parts manufacturer and emergency-repair services provider

CP appoints South African distributor

Chicago Pneumatic (CP) has appointed Johannesburg-headquartered BMI Group as its latest authorised distributor in South Africa

Smart answers for underground mining

Atlas Copco Underground Rock Excavation and Australian company Remote Control Technologies (RCT) are uniting to offer mobile equipment-automation solutions for the underground mining industry
Browse the entire database for articles from this section

People

Fugro drives innovation

Fugro is to fund the creation of a new Fugro Chair in Geotechnics at the University of Western Australia’s (UWA’s) Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS)

Balfour Beatty names new CEO

International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has announced the appointment of Leo Quinn as its new chief executive

Dando joins ‘Women in Business’ trade mission

Nine of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses travelled to New York City in early October as part of a Santander’s Women in Business trade mission
Browse the entire database for articles from this section

Features

In hot climes

Doosan Portable Power has expanded its compressor range for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) markets

Dealing with drought

The California drought has led to landmark groundwater legislation

Mud 101

How does drilling mud work? GeoDrilling International asked drilling-fluid companies to take us back to basics

Air assistance

Sullair describes how air compressors support drilling, mining and maintenance operations

A grout success

The construction of a storage facility in southern Sweden on challenging ground conditions was made possible with Wassara’s jet-grouting hammer, the combination of a water-powered down-the-hole (DTH) hammer and grouting monitor

Finding water in a lava-made land

Little Beaver’s Lone Star Drills help bring drinking water to remote communities in Central America

Special challenges of urban drilling

Lack of subsurface information, limited working footprint, numerous underground utilities and soil contamination all present challenges to drilling in a modern American city

A wall in Duvall

The widening of an intersection in Duvall, Washington, offers ample geo-construction challenges

Challenges on land and water

Bowser-Morner has teamed with engineering company URS as geotechnical subcontractor for an Ohio interstate bridge replacement

Data from below

The Drillers Dashboard v2.0, released earlier this year, now contributes to volcanic research

On the double

Boart Longyear offers an update and results of its dual-tube flooded reverse-circulation method used at mine sites in Western Australia for water-well development

Out to sea

It is well known that new wind parks are being built farther and farther offshore; however, less well-known is the trend of Nordic capitals extending their footprint towards the sea
Browse the entire database for articles from this section
GDI November 2014
Past issues
 
PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS

Professional PlacementsProfessional Placements: Executive Director - PDAC

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to oversee its operations from its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario

COMPANY PROFILES
Russian precious metals company Polymetal International plc’s commitment to establishing an extensive pipeline of growth projects has continued with the acquisition of the Kyzyl gold project.
Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.
RECENT IN-DEPTH FEATURES

Recently published Reports:

No results were found