August 2017

The Top 10: August 2017

Port Augusta RoXplorer® Trial: Semper Fidelis I

August 18, 2017

Contact between Yerelina Subgroup and Tapley Hill Formation in cuttings from the RoXplorer® coiled tubing drilled hole and adjacent diamond hole. Left: TiO2 content from assay of RoXplorer® cuttings. Middle: RoXplorer® 1 m cuttings samples. Right: MSDP 2 diamond core. […]

Port Augusta RoXplorer® Trial: Semper Fidelis II

August 18, 2017

Contact between Yerelina Subgroup and Tapley Hill Formation in cuttings from the RoXplorer® coiled tubing drilled hole and adjacent diamond hole. Left: TiO2 content from assay of RoXplorer® cuttings. Middle: RoXplorer® 1 m cuttings samples. Right: MSDP 02 diamond core. […]

Successful Murray Basin Trial I

August 18, 2017

RoXplorer® on site during the recent Horsham field trials. In its second full field trial in June, the RoXplorer® coiled tubing rig successfully drilled through unconsolidated cover and basement near Horsham, including the lateral equivalent of the notoriously hard to drill […]

Successful Murray Basin Trial II

August 18, 2017

RoXplorer® on site during the recent Horsham field trials. Our second trial hole at Horsham was drilled by the RoXplorer® drill rig from surface to 140 m and cased in three 12 hours shifts. The basement section of the hole […]

Successful Murray Basin Trial III

August 18, 2017

Program 1 researcher Masood Mostofi (Curtin University) on site during the recent Horsham field trials Our CTrolTM drilling fluid and fluid cleaning system performed very well in the Horsham trial, including modifications made to remove solids in unconsolidated cover. Recycled water successfully […]

Successful Murray Basin Trial IV

August 18, 2017

RoXplorer® sampling system. The same sampling system used in the Port Augusta trial was successful throughout the basement sequence with excellent sample return. Sample return was also achieved from the cover sequence when fluid loss was managed with fluid additives. […]

Successful Murray Basin Trial V

August 18, 2017

RoXplorer® on site during the recent Horsham field trials. The base of the second hole at 420 metres is only ~10 m displaced from the surface location of the hole in plan view. Average deviation through the hole is thus […]

Successful Multi-Sensor AutoSonde Field Trials

August 18, 2017

Anton Kepic (Curtin University) with the Multi-Sensor AutoSonde. he Multi-Sensor AutoSonde has been successfully trialled at the Brukunga Drilling Research & Training Facility. These trials demonstrate simultaneous recovery of data from three sensors during rod pulls. The data yield logs […]

Successful Spectral Gamma AutoShuttle Field Trials

August 18, 2017

Hoang Nguyen (Curtin University) downloading spectral gamma data from the Spectral Gamma AutoShuttle. The Spectral Gamma AutoShuttle with top-of-hole depth refinement has been successfully trialled at the Brukunga Drilling Research & Training Facility. During the trials, natural gamma energy spectra […]

Optic Fibres for Seismic (VSPs)

August 18, 2017

Optic fibre DAS VSP data from MSDP 15 showing two-way-travel-time vs. depth. Reflectors (highlighted in green) align with major breaks in the geological log. The red curve is the derived P-wave interval velocity. We have successfully acquired a vertical seismic […]

NEWS

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MinEx CRC Bid

August 18, 2017

MinEx CRC. We are pleased to advise that the Stage 1 MinEx CRC Bid was submitted on 11 […]

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Annual Conference: ‘Uncovering the Future VII’

August 18, 2017

Annual Conference: ‘Uncovering the Future VII’. A reminder that registrations for this year’s Annual Conference: Uncovering the Future […]

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CRCA 2017 Conference: Collaborate, Innovate, 2017

August 18, 2017

Tom Whiting, DET CRC Chairman (left), and Joe Knight, Head of Geoscience and Exploration WAIO, BHP (right). The […]

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Drilling for Geology

August 18, 2017

The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) hosted the second instalment of their ‘Drilling for Geology’ conference on 26-28 […]

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RoXplorer® Awarded Second Spot in KnowHow Magazine’s Top 10

August 18, 2017

‘Top 10 Science Meets Business Innovations of 2016’ by KnowHow magazine. The RoXplorer® Coiled Tubing Drill Rig was […]

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Final Instalment of MSDP Video Series

August 18, 2017

Geological Results episode of the MSDP video series. The final episode from our MSDP video series titled ‘Geological […]

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Program 3 Geologists Move to UniSA

August 18, 2017

Left-to-right, Caroline Tiddy, David Giles and Ben van der Hoek. DET CRC has a new research node, with […]

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PhD Completions Clock

August 18, 2017

PhD completions clock. Another quarter, another set of PhD completions. Congratulations to Iman Rostamsowlat, Javad Khoshnavaz, and Ben […]

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Prabhu Elango Wins Australian Young Persons’ Lecture Competition

August 18, 2017

Curtin University MSc student Prabhu Elango (far right). Congratulations to Curtin University MSc student Prabhu Elango who was […]

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Team Uncover Lands Frank Arnott Award

August 18, 2017

Cover of Team Uncover Australia’s submission to the Frank Arnott Award. Congratulations to team Uncover Australia (comprising GSSA, […]

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Centric Summary

August 18, 2017

A summary of reports loaded onto Centric in Quarter 2 2017 is available via the link below: Centric […]

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Know Your Researcher: Ben van der Hoek, University of South Australia, Project 3.2

August 18, 2017

Ben van der Hoek on site during the RoXplorer® trials near Port Augusta in South Australia. Ben is […]