May 2016

The Top 10: Q1 2016

Massive MSDP Technology Deployment Concludes

May 16, 2016

The Mineral Systems Drilling Program (MSDP) ended on 26 April having completed 14 drill holes for a total of 7,868 m over a period of approximately 9 months. The program was completed on budget with zero LTIs. At program’s end, […]

MSDP Finds Evidence of Mineral System

May 16, 2016

Minotaur Exploration. The final phase of the Mineral Systems Drilling Program (MSDP) involved seven holes for a total of 3,127m drilling within Minotaur Exploration’s Mt Double project on the northern Eyre Peninsula. The holes were intended to test the potential […]

Prototype AutoShuttle Delivers LWD Data During MSDP

May 16, 2016

Brett Wilkinson and Gordon Stewart (both from Globaltech) during deployment of the AutoShuttle during the MSDP. The minerals industry is a step closer to routine logging-while-drilling (LWD) with deployment of our prototype AutoShuttle logging platform in the Mineral Systems Drilling […]

Multi-Sensor AutoSonde Deployed at MSDP

May 16, 2016

Boart Longyear drillers prepare the multi-sensor AutoSonde for deployment. A multi-sensor version of the AutoSonde was deployed in the last two drill holes (MSDP13 and MSDP14) of the recently completed Mineral Systems Drilling Program (MSDP).  The AutoSonde with total counts […]

Real-Time Monitoring of Drilling Additives for Optimal Performance

May 16, 2016

FMS data detecting variations in fluid composition due to the addition of fluid additives. Our Fluid Management System (FMS) was redeployed at the Mineral Systems Drilling Program (MSDP) in March, where it successfully logged three drill holes in addition to […]

Manufacturing of RoXplorer® Well Underway

May 16, 2016

Kenneth Tiping of Century Engineering works on the upper mast structure of the RoXplorer®. Design of our next generation coiled tubing drill rig, the RoXplorer®, was completed earlier in the year allowing the Project 1.1 team to embark on the […]

Coiled Tubing Loaded onto Reels for RoXplorer®

May 16, 2016

Coiled tubing reels at Tenaris, Houston, ready for transport to Adelaide. The design and fabrication of the reels for both RoXplorer® rigs has been completed and the reels have been loaded with the next generation BlueCoil® tubing technology at the […]

Field Testing of New Full-Faced Diamond Bits and New Turbine at Brukunga

May 16, 2016

Next generation turbine and diamond drill bit prior to testing at the Brukunga DRTF. March 2016 witnessed the next phase of turbine testing at the Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility. The research team was joined by Thomas Richard of […]

Seismic P-Wave Velocity Estimation

May 16, 2016

PhD student Duy Thong Kieu (Curtin University) working with P-wave velocities inferred from geochemical and petrophysical data to constrain inversion of seismic data to acoustic impedance distribution. Program 2 researchers have developed a geostatistical approach to inferring P-wave velocity from […]

LIBS Sample Preparation Finalised for Lab-at-Rig® Applications

May 16, 2016

Iron ore (LHS) and a certified reference material (RHS) prepared as pressed pucks for LIBS analysis.  The grid of LIBS sample points is visible on both samples. The Lab-at-Rig® Futures team have determined that pressed pucks are the most appropriate […]


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May 16, 2016

DET CRC @ PDAC 2016 Seminar Booklet. We had a major presence at PDAC in Toronto, 6-9 March […]

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Mid-Year Tele-Meetings

May 16, 2016

Researcher Michael Carson (Curtin University) with the AutoSonde during the Mineral Systems Drilling Program. Sponsors and researchers are […]

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Four New Technical Briefs Now Available Via Centric

May 16, 2016

Technical Brief:  AutoSonde and AutoShuttle Sensors for Downhole Rock Properties. Technical Briefs summarise important topics at a level […]

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Positive Feedback from Review by CRC Advisory Committee

May 16, 2016

Mr Philip Marcus Clark AM, Chair CRC Advisory Committee. Last year, following a recommendation in the Miles Review, […]

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Boart Longyear Sponsors Chair in Geophysical Instrumentation at Curtin University

May 16, 2016

Anton Kepic, Curtin University. Stemming from Curtin University’s DET CRC research on geophysical sensors for mineral exploration, Boart […]

Postgraduate Students Continue to Excel

May 16, 2016

Our postgraduate students continue to excel. Student commencements are tracking well against the student pipeline and we have […]

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Welcome New Researchers

May 16, 2016

Adrian Quigg (Ominlogixs) working in the Boart Longyear R & D Area in the Adelaide facility. We would […]

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Save the Date: Uncovering the Future VI

May 16, 2016

Novotel Vines Resort, Swan Valley, WA. This year’s Annual Conference, Uncovering the Future VI, will be held at […]

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CRCA 2016 Conference: Business of Innovation

May 16, 2016

CRC Association CEO Tony Peacock addresses delegates at the 2016 Conference.  The Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRCA) Conference […]

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Centric Report Summary

May 16, 2016

Centric Project Management System.  A summary of reports loaded onto Centric in Quarter 1 2016 is available via […]


Know Your Researcher: Frank Samani Curtin University, Project 1.1

May 16, 2016

Frank Samani, Curtin University, Coiled Tubing Drilling Project. Frank is a Drilling Fluid Specialist working in the CT […]