Lab-at-Rig on site at the Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility.
Design, fabrication and deployment of the Lab-at-Rig® for real-time determination of geochemistry and mineralogy from diamond drill cuttings at the drill site. Extensive field testing has demonstrated decimetre (~10 cm) fidelity to core and resolution of horizons. Lab-at-Rig® utilises XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) to determine geochemistry and XRD (X-Ray Diffraction) to determine mineralogy. A prototype Lab-at-Rig® has also been demonstrated for the coarser and wetter coiled tubing drilling samples,