"TruShot technology is a new magnetic downhole survey tool optimised for field deployment in mineral exploration activities," said Boart Longyear's Geological Data Services, Mike Ravella. "Drillers are using TruShot to capture high-quality, three-dimensional hole path data that is helping our clients to accurately target mineral resources."
Downhole instrumentation tools are sent down boreholes in the earth to provide information to geologists searching for ore bodies. Although the plan is that boreholes follow a straight path below the surface, varying rock properties will cause a drill bit to shift and change direction as it penetrates the underground layers to retrieve core samples. TruShot technology is used to precisely determine the azimuth and dip measurement of the borehole to understand exactly where the hole is located and from where the core is retrieved. From this information, quick and accurate decisions can be made on the eventual locations of the most productive future mineral extraction activities.
"Operators are finding out how easy the TruShot tools are to use," said Ravella. "They are robust, reliable, and provide immediate access to accurate survey results."
TruShot is now available in the Asia Pacific region and is already being used by drilling companies in Australia. Boart Longyear plans to roll out the TruShot tool globally through the remainder of 2018.