Devico opens drilling technology test facility in Norway

Devico, a supplier of directional core drilling and borehole surveying instruments, has opened a brand-new test site to help it improve how quickly newly developed products and improved existing ones can be released to the market.
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Devico has opened a new test site in Norway

Duncan Moore

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Duncan Moore

The test site hosts a core drilling rig with the capacity to drill deep directional boreholes as well as an inclined borehole for testing survey tools. The site is enclosed ensuring high-quality testing can be performed at a controlled pace at any time of year.

New ideas and innovations can now be thoroughly tested even in early stages, giving direct feedback vital in determining the next step of the development process. The final products can also be tested to ensure they fulfil or surpass the stringent quality and user demands in today's drilling industry.

The test site gives Devico the opportunity to run all directional core drilling developments and other drilling innovations. Its full range of downhole instruments and rig alignment and positioning tools can be used and tested as well.

At the test site, about 10km from the Devico head office near Trondheim, Norway, Devico can now also provide demonstrations and training for the clients in real site conditions. Internal training of new employees is another area that will benefit from the test site by providing faster hands-on training with high quality.

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