November 2017

The Top 10:

RoXplorer® Revolution Live

November 23, 2017

Bayden Gray (DET CRC driller) at the controls of the RoXplorer® during the Annual Conference. On 13 September 2017, as part of DET CRC’s Annual Conference, we held a series of demonstrations at the Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility […]

Fluid Loss Managed From 100% to 2%

November 23, 2017

Drilling fluid data collected over an approximately 30 minute interval during the Annual Conference CT drilling technology demonstration.  Flow in and flow out are closely matched, illustrating ~98% fluid retention during the demonstration. During our live technology demonstration at this […]

Sampling for Coiled Tubing (CT) Drilling

November 23, 2017

Fred Blaine (REFLEX) during the CT sampling demonstration at this years Annual Conference. During the CT drilling demonstration we unveiled our integrated solution for top-of-hole sampling from the RoXplorer®.  The solution includes; (1) a new version of the DET CRC […]

Multiple Lab-at-Rig® Techniques Applied to Each Sample

November 23, 2017

Steven Tassios (CSIRO) analysing GeoLIBS data. We continued to follow our CT drilling sample through the analytical part of the workflow as it was presented to three Lab-at-Rig® analytical techniques.  We analysed the pressed puck by portable XRF, with geochemical […]

First Deployment of GeoSub

November 23, 2017

Hoang Nguyen (left) and Michael Carson (right) both from Curtin University with the GeoSub. The CT tilt and gamma GeoSub was deployed and actively collected gamma counts and tilt information during drilling this year’s live technology demonstration at our Annual Conference. […]

First Deployment of Optical Televiewer

November 23, 2017

Tony Hamon (left) and Gordon Stewart (right) both from Globaltech with the Optical Televiewer. The Optical Televiewer stores high resolution images of the drill hole wall during CT drilling.  The CT Optical Televiewer was connected with the bottom-hole assembly and […]

Technologies to Improve Productivity and Deliver Data From Conventional Drilling

November 23, 2017

Spectral Gamma AutoShuttle deployment during Annual Conference. Our first demonstrations during the Annual Conference were of technologies developed for conventional drilling.  With little time investment by the drilling crew, the 3m length of HQ drill core delivered during the demonstration […]

Curtin University Takes Delivery of RoXplorer® 2

November 23, 2017

The RoXplorer® 2 arrives at Curtin University. On 15 September 2017 RoXplorer® 2 left Adelaide for its final destination at Curtin University in Perth. Curtin University is determined to be positioned as a leading research partner in Coiled Tubing Drilling […]

Rock Quality Designation at Kevitsa

November 23, 2017

From Duy Thong Kieu and Anton Kepic, 2017: “Building 3D Model Of Rock Quality Designation Assisted By Co-Operative Inversion Of Seismic And Borehole Data”, a DET CRC report prepared as an Expanded Abstract for the AEGC 2018 conference in: Sydney, […]

Multi-Sensor Sonde Data Comparison

November 23, 2017

Magnetic susceptibility and galvanic resistivity AutoSonde sensor performance compared to commercial wireline logs in Brukunga drill hole RD08.   Our Multi-sensor Sonde has undergone a comparison with new a new (2017) set of commercial wireline logs in Brukunga drill hole […]



MinEx CRC Shortlisted to Final Stage

November 23, 2017

MinEx CRC Value Proposition. We are thrilled to advise that MinEx CRC’s bid has been shortlisted to the […]


Drilling Optimisation Software for Wireless Sub Licenced to Boart Longyear

November 23, 2017

Screenshot of the real-time module’s main window (intended for use by drillers). The drilling optimisation software, comprising real-time […]


RoXplorer® CT Drilling System Offered for Commercialisation

November 23, 2017

Commercialisation Opportunity Workshop held 12 September 2017. The RoXplorer® CT Drilling System was reviewed at a Commercialisation Opportunity […]


Securing ‘Long-Lead’/Critical Items for Further RoXplorer® Trials

November 23, 2017

RoXplorer® driller Bayden Gray (DET CRC). Following strong support for further trials expressed by sponsors during the recent […]


BHP Site Visit to Brukunga

November 23, 2017

Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility. On 29 August we hosted a BHP delegation to investigate how the […]


Closure of the Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility (DRTF)

November 23, 2017

Brukunga drill site September 2017 (left), and October 2017 (right). The scheduled pack down and remediation of the […]


MoU with METS Ignited

November 23, 2017

METS Ignited. In August 2017 we entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Growth Centre for the […]


Final Annual Conference

November 23, 2017

Delegates at the 2017 Annual Conference. Our final Annual Conference was held at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, […]


Annual Award Recipients

November 23, 2017

Frank Samani (left) and Masood Mostofi (right) recipients of the 2017 Best Technology Prize. Congratulations to the following […]



November 23, 2017

DET CRC @ PDAC 2018. We will again hold a sponsor-only briefing in conjunction with PDAC at the […]


2017 AGM CEO Video Report

November 23, 2017

2017 AGM CEO Video Report. The CEO’s video report from our 2017 AGM held on Friday 17 November […]


2016-2017 Annual Report

November 23, 2017

2016-2017 Short Form Annual Report. A copy of the DET CRC 2016 – 2017 Annual Report submitted to […]


Long-term Forecast of Australia’s Mineral Production and Revenue

November 23, 2017

Long-term Forecast report. Under the combined support and sponsorship of six government agencies (both State and Federal), three […]


PhD Completions Clock

November 23, 2017

Postgraduate Completions Clock. We continue to tick off our postgraduate competitions as we gear towards our target of […]


Centric Report Summary

November 23, 2017

Centric Project Management System. A summary of reports loaded onto Centric in Quarter 3 2017 is available via […]


Know Your Researcher: Hongyang Zhang, Curtin University, Project 1.1

November 23, 2017

Hongyang Zhang, Curtin University, Project 1.1. Hongyang obtained his Bachelor and Master’s degree in Oil & Gas Storage […]