Boart Longyear drills deepest hole in Ghana

A Boart Longyear drilling crew has drilled the deepest hole ever drilled in Ghana at 2083.4m (6,835ft) deep. The team installed a wedge and navi drilled the hole on track at 600m and kept on track to the end of the hole. The directional drilling project for Golden Star was completed safely and ahead of schedule.
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The record setting Boart Longyear drill crew in Ghana

Jonathan Madigan, division manager West Africa, commented: "Our drilling crew in Ghana on this project worked safely and diligently in directionally drilling the hole to the target depth. I couldn't be more proud of the team that completed the project. Boart Longyear's consistent hazard and risk-focused safety culture is embraced by the crews here in Ghana and they appreciate that the field level risk assessments, pre-shift meetings and other safety programs are designed to get them home safe to their families."

The company has received client recognition for its safe, on-target, and ahead of schedule completion of the deep coring exploration drilling project. Boart Longyear acknowledges the participation, collaboration, and contributions from every employee within Ghana and especially the drilling crew that worked directly on this record-depth hole.

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