Nil to Surface

Posted on May 10, 2017 by DET CRC

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 brown water complete with leaves and twigs from a nearby dam, and cuttings-rich fluid returns from the hole, into sufficiently clean water to drive the motor and hammer is no small feat.