December 2018

December 2018

Issue Highlights

  • How the oil and gas drilling industries are influencing deep geothermal projects
  • Major infrastructure projects in Central & South America are resulting in new machinery and new initiatives
  • The importance of routine borehole monitoring, inspection and maintenance

December eNews

Weednanna drilling extends Shoot 5 high-grade gold

Weednanna drilling extends Shoot 5 high-grade gold

Alliance Resources announces results of reverse circulation drilling at Weednanna gold prospect

Dando's Bolivian connections

Dando's Bolivian connections

Dando Drilling has been in Bolivia training customers on its Dando Terrier rigs

Bauer's adaptive Kelly speed assists at One Bangkok

Bauer's adaptive Kelly speed assists at One Bangkok

Bauer's adaptive Kelly speed assistant is put through its paces at One Bangkok project

Little Beaver's Tripod Kit for soil sampling with Hydraulic Earth Drill

Little Beaver's Tripod Kit for soil sampling with Hydraulic Earth Drill

Little Beaver has created the Tripod Kit to complement its existing Hydraulic Earth Drill

Socotec aims to improve safety with Drill Rig Induction Scheme

Socotec aims to improve safety with Drill Rig Induction Scheme

Socotec introduces Drill Rig Induction Scheme on all its projects where rigs are in use

Aarsleff's investment in virtual reality

Aarsleff's investment in virtual reality

Aarsleff has invested in a state-of-the-art virtual reality room to aid its estimators and engineers...

Bauer's specialist foundation work for Munich's KARL complex

Bauer's specialist foundation work for Munich's KARL complex

Bauer is undertaking the foundation drilling for KARL - a new office complex in Maxvorstadt, Munich

Sandvik's new drill tools

Sandvik's new drill tools

Alpha 360 drilling tool system and new Speedy bit introduced by Sandvik

Keltbray installs first ever permanent works pile using Cemfree material

Keltbray installs first ever permanent works pile using Cemfree material

A UK first for Keltbray Piling as Cemfree zero cement concrete is used for piles

Dewey gets training recognition

Dewey gets training recognition

Construction recruitment consultancy, Dewey Training has become a Recognised NOCN Training Centre

The importance of borehole monitoring

The importance of borehole monitoring

Dr Phil Ham on the hows and whys of monitoring boreholes used for commercial water supply

Boart Longyear's LF60 drilling rig debuts in Africa

Boart Longyear's LF60 drilling rig debuts in Africa

Boart Longyear introduces LF160 drill rig and FL262 Freedom Loader to African market

Mount Gibson on track to restart Koolan Island project

Mount Gibson on track to restart Koolan Island project

Mount Gibson Iron is reporting that its Koolan Island iron ore project restart is on schedule

Glasgow geothermal project heats up with first borehole

Glasgow geothermal project heats up with first borehole

The first borehole is being drilled at the UK Geoenergy Observatory for Glasgow

ECA president Ben Dutton retires

ECA president Ben Dutton retires

Equipment Corporation of America's president Ben Dutton retires after forty plus years

Skelair expands Marini accessories range

Skelair expands Marini accessories range

Skelair brings latest Marini Quarries Group dust collection accessories to the UK market

Mining3 preparing drill hole deviation measuring device for market launch

Mining3 preparing drill hole deviation measuring device for market launch

Mining3 is developing U-sense - an underground percussive drill hole deviation measurement tool

Sandvik expands PowerCarbide range

Sandvik expands PowerCarbide range

New grades of carbide in Sandvik's PowerCarbide family offer extend grinding intervals

Van Oord takes on Baltic wind farm foundation project

Van Oord takes on Baltic wind farm foundation project

Van Oord is set to install 72 monopiles and transition pieces for a wind farm in the Baltic Sea

Dunelm's expansion into Scotland

Dunelm's expansion into Scotland

Scottish expansion as Dunelm Geotechnical & Environmental opens new facility in Glasgow

Leask Marine to develop a submersible drilling rig

Leask Marine to develop a submersible drilling rig

Leask Marine's £1.5 million development of a submersible drill rig for the renewable energy sector

Ranger series of surface drill rigs expanded to include non-cabin options

Ranger series of surface drill rigs expanded to include non-cabin options

Non-cabin versions of Ranger series drill rigs released by Sandvik in response to customer requests

TEI increases Hollow Bar School sessions in 2019

TEI increases Hollow Bar School sessions in 2019

More dates have been made available by TEI Rock Drills for its Hollow Bar School programme in 2019

New Colets/BSP radio-controlled piling rig for Tritech

New Colets/BSP radio-controlled piling rig for Tritech

Tritech now has the UK's first radio-controlled Colets/BSP JX-8 piling rig on a JCB JS200 carrier

(Trouble) Shooting from the hip

(Trouble) Shooting from the hip

Little Beaver's Joe Haynes offers a guide for in-the-field troubleshooting of well drilling issues

ITM Monitoring strengthens management

ITM Monitoring strengthens management

SOCOTEC company ITM Monitoring adds three new staff in management roles

Jakarta Airport expansion undertaken by BAUER Indonesia

Jakarta Airport expansion undertaken by BAUER Indonesia

Bauer's Indonesian subsidiary's ground improvement and piling work for Jakarta airport expansion

Five generations of Liebherr HS crawler cranes at work in Murcia

Five generations of Liebherr HS crawler cranes at work in Murcia

Multiple crawler cranes from Liebherr are being used during improvements to Murcia's rail network

Mincon acquires Canadian business Pacific Bit

Mincon acquires Canadian business Pacific Bit

Mincon acquires Canadian drilling equipment distributor Pacific Bit

The price of prompt payment

The price of prompt payment

Are early payment schemes a good thing for the industry? Mark Sheridan of the FPS gives his opinion

Trevi Group sells oil and gas division group of companies

Trevi Group sells oil and gas division group of companies

Trevi Group has accepted an offer from MEIL Group in India for its oil and gas division of companies...

Lion One Metals' Tuvatu gold project

Geodrill assets acquired by Lion One

Drilling company Geodrill's assets acquired by Lion One Metals to support Tuvatu gold project

New Year brings new members to the BDA

New Year brings new members to the BDA

New Year sees new members join the British Drilling Association

Vermeer introduces D40x55DR S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill

Vermeer introduces D40x55DR S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill

Dual rod D40x55DR S3 horizontal direction drill launched by Vermeer

Mexus stage 1 drilling complete

Mexus stage 1 drilling complete

Mexus Gold awaits assay results after completing first phase of drilling at its Santa Elena mine

Ausdrill secures AU$171 million in new work

Ausdrill secures AU$171 million in new work

Following its acquisition of Barminco, Ausdrill announces multi-million dollar contracts

Cornish Lithium gets funding to drill exploratory boreholes

Cornish Lithium gets funding to drill exploratory boreholes

Financing now in place to allow Cornish Lithium to drill exploratory bore holes

Lars Engström set to leave Sandvik

Lars Engström set to leave Sandvik

Lars Engström will be leaving his role as president of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology at Sandvik...

Aarsleff expands ground engineering operations

Aarsleff expands ground engineering operations

Following equipment investment, Aarsleff now able to offer VDW, secant and contiguous pile walls

California WaterFix project's geotechnical investigation by Fugro

California WaterFix project's geotechnical investigation by Fugro

Fugro and partners get five-year California WaterFix (CWF) project investigation contract

xSeries of rotary and DTH drills launched by Sandvik

xSeries of rotary and DTH drills launched by Sandvik

Sandvik releases xSeries rotary and DTH drills that are designed around customer feedback

It's a steel for Keller in Vietnam

It's a steel for Keller in Vietnam

Keller tackles foundation work for US$2 billion iron and steel processing plant in Vietnam

Keller UK leads with safety initiative

Keller UK leads with safety initiative

'Step Forward for Safety' programme delivered to all UK staff and more by Keller

Aarsleff estimators go underground

Aarsleff estimators go underground

Aarsleff estimators recently visited a coal mining museum to gain an understanding of mine geology

E-Power Pipe nominated for Bauma Innovation Award

E-Power Pipe nominated for Bauma Innovation Award

E-Power Pipe trenchless technology from Herrenknech nominated for Bauma Innovation Award 2019

Bauma Innovation Award nomination for Bauer's b-project

Bauma Innovation Award nomination for Bauer's b-project

Nomination for Bauer Spezialtiefbau's b-project visualisation software at Bauma Innovation Awards

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