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GDI September 2014

Logging in the digital age

The on-site digital revolution has arrived, writes Roger Chandler

Assessing aquifers

Core drilling: an essential approach to understanding aquifers

Laying foundations in Norway

A large number of bridges and tunnels are being built for the Vestfold Railway. Foundation contractor Entreprenøservice is working with an Italian-manufactured Comacchio drill rig on the Paulertjønn bridge

A dirty topic: water contamination

Contamination control is an important issue for the Italian water-supply industry

Far and frosty

Jim Coates, president of Kryotek Arctic Innovation, talks about problems encountered at remote drill sites, the right equipment for the job and recent projects

Comment

A parched state

As California continues to struggle in the grip of a three-year drought, the parched state is now creating more demand for new wells than drillers know what to do with
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Projects

Meridian drills at Drakelands

Meridian Drilling has taken on its second active UK project at the Wolf Minerals tungsten and tin mine near Hemerdon in Devon

Confining Chernobyl

The Chernobyl New Safe Confinement is an unprecedented construction project to create a structure to contain the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl, Ukraine

Anitua goes fishing

Anitua Radial Drilling Services (ARDS), a Papua New Guinean geothermal drilling company, has been busy ‘fishing’

Boart Longyear lands NGLs work

Boart Longyear has been awarded a contract for drilling services at the Magnum Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) Storage Project at central Utah’s Western Energy Hub in the US

Piling for transport in Lancashire

UK geotechnical specialist Bachy Soletanche has started piling for the Heysham to M6 Link Road in North West England

Cascade Drilling gets its stripes

Cascade Drilling has completed acquisition of Zebra Environmental Corporation
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Equipment

Reasons to celebrate

Halco America recently celebrated its 25th anniversary by hosting an open-house event at its facility in Sherman, Texas
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People

Keep it in the family

Vermeer Corporation has announced that third-generation family member Jason Andringa will serve as the company’s next president and chief executive from November 1, 2015

Schramm hires energy veteran

US drill-rig maker Schramm has appointed industry veteran Bobby Bryan to the newly created position of chief operating officer

Federation teams up with charity EWB

The UK Federation of Piling Specialists has announced its partnership with humanitarian organisation Engineers Without Borders-UK
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Features

Logging in the digital age

The on-site digital revolution has arrived, writes Roger Chandler

Assessing aquifers

Core drilling: an essential approach to understanding aquifers

Just log it

GeoMEM’s James Tweedie offers an update on borehole-logging software

Imagine this

A look at developments in borehole-imaging technology

Helping define resources

Geovista’s Seghir Messamah describes the different categories of downhole sondes for borehole logging

Hands-on

Boart Longyear has launched a core-orientation system made for drillers, by drillers

Engineered solutions

Drill sites can be found in and around tough terrain, restricted-access sites and fragile ecosystems. Here we look at how Dando’s engineers tackle these challenges

Laying foundations in Norway

A large number of bridges and tunnels are being built for the Vestfold Railway. Foundation contractor Entreprenøservice is working with an Italian-manufactured Comacchio drill rig on the Paulertjønn bridge

Under one umbrella

Italian manufacturer OCMA DrillTech introduces its new Megabit forepoling system

Point well made

Belgium-based Agiva International offers a new wellpoint dewatering solution

Versatile blasting

German manufacturer Hausherr presents its new medium-size blasthole drill rig – the HBM 160

A dirty topic: water contamination

Contamination control is an important issue for the Italian water-supply industry

No more trip-ups

Mincon Group recently launched its MQ range of standard DTH hammers – without foot valves. Here, it explains the reasoning behind this design decision and introduces its new customer programme

Far and frosty

Jim Coates, president of Kryotek Arctic Innovation, talks about problems encountered at remote drill sites, the right equipment for the job and recent projects

Drilling in the boonies

Bundok Drilling delivered a highly portable rig for Spectrum Rare Earths' diamond drilling programme in the Northern Territory, Australia

Mud capable

New Zealand-based FlexiDrill group introduces its magnetic DTH hammer system

Tried and tested

Sandvik’s RH460 DTH hammer family was bolstered with new models earlier this year, and the company has reported good results from its field-test sites

Hammer time

US manufacturer Little Beaver released a range of DTH hammers in early 2014
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GDI September 2014
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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.
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