May 2017

The Top 10: MAY 2017

Commissioned

May 10, 2017

RoXplorer® on site during the recent Port Augusta field trials. The RoXplorer® CT Rig was successfully commissioned. The trial was undertaken approximately 20 km west of Port Augusta on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.  A diamond hole had been previously […]

KPI Met in First Hour

May 10, 2017

Program 1 Researchers left-to-right Cameron Monaghan  (Boart Longyear), Peter Tsakiris (Omnilogix), Bayden Gray (Boart Longyear), Shane Fox (Boart Longyear) and Soren Soe (DET CRC) during the recent Port Augusta field trials. The RoXplorer® CT Rig drilled the first 20 metres below […]

92 Metres Per Shift

May 10, 2017

RoXplorer® on site during the recent Port Augusta field trials. RoXplorer® CT Rig drilled 367 metres drilled in four consecutive 12 hour shifts at an average of 92 metres per shift.  This compares with around 25 metres per shift diamond […]

HiFi

May 10, 2017

Program 3 Researchers Fred Blaine (REFLEX) and Ben van der Hoek (Uni SA) on site during the recent Port Augusta field trials. Cuttings were returned to surface throughout drilling and are representative of the subsurface geology as cored by the previous, […]

Straight Down

May 10, 2017

RoXplorer® on site during the recent Port Augusta field trials. The hole was close to vertical with a consistent deviation of only ~3° from the base of the casing to total depth.

Hybrid Vigour

May 10, 2017

Program 1 Leader Soren Soe (DET CRC) and Shane Fox (Boart Longeyar) on site during the recent Port Augusta trials. RoXplorer® is a hybrid rig and successfully pre-drilled the top hole and installed 27 metres of surface casing using its […]

Dull is the New Black

May 10, 2017

Program 1 Researcher Andrew Wurst (Boart Longyear) on site during the recent Port Augusta trials. The RoXplorer® Rig and CT drilling ‘system’ performed excellently.  It is a revelation to watch rapid drilling with no rotation, no-one near the drill string, […]

Nil to Surface

May 10, 2017

Program 1 Researchers Adrian Quigg (Omnilogix) and Sam Graham (Boart Longyear) during the recent Port Augusta trials. The flow loop for drilling fluids was successfully closed with no fluids released to the surface and fluid cleaning to the required level.  Turning […]

Quo Vadis

May 10, 2017

RoXplorer® on site during the recent Port Augusta field trials. There is room for improvement.  We have identified one key area for improvement and several other potential areas.  The details of the areas for improvement are confidential to the consortium. […]

Nil LTIs

May 10, 2017

DET CRC RoXplorer® team on site during the recent Port Augusta field trials. There were no lost time safety incidents during the trial. The successful trial was the culmination of several years of work by the coiled tubing drilling team […]

NEWS

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Packing for Victoria

May 10, 2017

DET CRC’s RoXplorer® on site at Brukunga. The Science Steering Committee has decided that the second and final […]

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MinEx CRC Bid

May 10, 2017

MinEx CRC. Work on the MinEx CRC bid has moved up a gear in the last couple of […]

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Funding Source for SMEs

May 10, 2017

Global Connections Fund webpage. SMEs can apply for up to $50,000 to support international SME-researcher partnerships for early […]

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DET CRC Annual Conference: ‘Uncovering the Future VII’

May 10, 2017

Adelaide Hills Convention Centre. Preparations are underway for our final Annual Conference (13-15 September) at the Brukunga Drilling […]

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Post Graduate Completions Clock

May 10, 2017

Postgraduate completions as of end April 2017. We’ve had yet another successful quarter on the PhD completion front. […]

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Student Awards List

May 15, 2017

Program 1 Researcher and PhD student Stuart Addinell (CSIRO) on site during the recent RoXplorer® Port Augusta field trials. We’re always […]

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Mid-Year Webinar Presentations

May 10, 2017

Drill rods on site at the Brukunga DRTF. Presentations from our Mid-Year webinars are available to download via […]

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DET CRC @ PDAC 2017

May 10, 2017

DET CRC @ PDAC Seminar. We had a major presence at PDAC in Toronto, 5-8 March 2017.  In […]

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DET CRC TV Update

May 10, 2017

Looking for something to watch? Check out the latest editions to DET CRC TV via our YouTube channel: […]

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Centric Report Summary

May 15, 2017

Centric project management system. A summary of reports loaded onto Centric in Quarter 1 2017 is available via […]

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Know Your Researcher, Alton Grabsch, CSIRO, Project 1.1

May 10, 2017

Alton Grabsch, CSIRO, Project 1.1 Alton was born and bred in Perth. He obtained a BSc (Hons) from […]