Lab-at-Rig®

Posted on May 29, 2018 by DET CRC

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,