May 17, 2020

Boart Longyear Wins Award for Record-Setting Australian Sonic Bore Hole

Operations
Machinery
Australia
mining equipment
Admin
2 min
Boart Longyear Wins Award for Record-Setting Australian Sonic Bore Hole
A Boart Longyearcrew that successfully completed the deepest hole drilled inAustraliausing a sonic rig – 212.00m (695 feet) – has earned the...

A Boart Longyear crew that successfully completed the deepest hole drilled in Australia using a sonic rig – 212.00m (695 feet) – has earned the company an award from Mining Magazine.

Boart Longyear's Eastern Australian Territory team set the new depth mark last June 17 with a LS600T sonic rig and using a 4.75-inch conventional coring system and overriding with 6-inch casing. The bore hole was drilled at Nhill, 374Km (223 miles) northwest of Melbourne.

Mining Magazine readers voted the project as the winner of the 2014 Mining Magazine surface mining (soft rock) award, which will be presented during the 2015 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 117th National Western Mining Conference, to be held in Denver in February. The Mining Magazine awards are given annually to celebrate outstanding new technologies, innovations and initiatives within the mining sector.

"We are very pleased that Mining Magazine and our peers in the industry recognize the tremendous accomplishment of our team," said Alan Sides, Senior Vice President of Drilling Services for Boart Longyear. "Even more importantly, our crew's efforts reflect Boart Longyear's continual pursuit of innovations to meet the challenges of the market."

Boart Longyear is at the forefront of deep-hole sonic drilling, which allows for continuous, undisturbed and high-quality core samples, minimal environmental impact and reduced waste by up to 80 percent relative to conventional methods.

Its client at the Nhill site is a joint collaboration between Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET CRC), Geoscience Australia and the Geological Survey of Victoria. DET CRC is an Australian government-funded research organization dedicated to delivering more successful, cost-effective, safer and more environmentally friendly ways to drill, analyze and target deep mineral deposits.

The previous Australian depth record for this sonic drill, also set by Boart Longyear, was 206.00m, which was accomplished using the same drilling method at Menindee near Broken Hill in New South Wales.

About Boart Longyear

Celebrating its 125th year anniversary in 2015, Boart Longyear is the world's leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment, and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies globally. It also has a substantial presence in aftermarket parts and service, energy, mine de-watering, oil sands exploration, and production drilling.

The Global Drilling Services division operates in over 40 countries for a diverse mining customer base spanning a wide range of commodities, including copper, gold, nickel, zinc, uranium, and other metals and minerals. The Global Products division designs, manufactures and sells drilling equipment, performance tooling, and aftermarket parts and services to customers in over 100 countries.

Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney, Australia. More information about Boart Longyear can be found at www.boartlongyear.com. To get Boart Longyear news direct, visithttp://www.boartlongyear.com/rssfeed.

View the press release in its entirety here: http://www.boartlongyear.com/boart-longyear-wins-mining-magazine-award-record-setting-australian-sonic-bore-hole/

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Dec 3, 2020

Net zero benefits the mining industry and the environment

digital mining
Oren
Emitwise
mining
Dan Brightmore
3 min
Learn how to future proof your business for a zero-carbon world with help from Emitwise and the Oren Marketplace.
Learn how to future proof your business for a zero-carbon world with help from Emitwise and the Oren Marketplace...

How do we get the world to net-zero faster?

Emitwise’s founders, Mauro Cozzi, Eduardo Gómez and Ben Peddie, approached a network of more than 100 of the world's largest enterprises and asked their CEOs, CFOs, and sustainability managers the big question: How do we get the world to net-zero faster? The challenge many shared was the lack of timely and accurate emissions data to enable strategic decisions. Companies often relied on annual audits of their carbon footprint for carbon accounting purposes. However, static yearly results were outdated upon publishing.

Emitwise saves companies an average of 260 working days a year by automating their scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions data. With the added benefits of clean audit trails and auto-populated accounting reports in line with GHG Protocol, all at the click of a button. Their easy to use solution enables businesses to quickly identify the carbon hotspots to target, and the precise real-time data empowers teams to remain agile and respond effectively, making achieving those goals possible.

Unique AI Technology

Emitwise’s unique AI technology empowers businesses to automatically measure, report and reduce their carbon footprint across their operations and supply chain, future-proofing companies for a zero-carbon world. It is the only solution that enables companies to fully automate their carbon accounting across all business units and suppliers, therefore liberating them from the drudgery of collecting and processing emissions data.

By using artificial intelligence to precisely measure emissions in real-time, businesses can identify and tackle carbon hotspots swiftly, enabling them to devise a trackable roadmap to net-zero carbon. At the same time, accurate audit trails and auto-populated annual reports ensure that companies comply with international reporting requirements, and align businesses with global climate targets to mitigate risk across their operations and supply chain. 

The Oren Marketplace

Environmental management, social license to operate, safety, renewable energy to lower emissions and operational efficiency for mining can be supported by a range of digital solutions enabling dynamic operations. To address these issues, Shell and IBM joined forces to create the Oren Marketplace – the first B2B solutions platform for the mining sector. 

With the adoption of many of the digital solutions offered through Oren, mining companies can adapt in real-time to risks or adjust plans ahead of a problem occurring. The goal is a shift towards proactive management as the optimal outcome for all stakeholders – community, shareholders, and employees.

Emitwise was founded with the goal of helping industries across all sectors reduce their carbon footprint. Similarly, Shell aims to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, or sooner, in step with society and its customers. And Oren is focused on offering innovative products and services that can help mining companies track and reduce their emissions. 

“Oren is the starting point for how we help our mining customers to de-carbonise,” explains Carol Chen, Global Lubricants Marketing, Vice President, Shell. “It’s our ambition to work with sectors like mining to help them find their own pathway to net-zero emissions through collaboration. The Oren marketplace offers a great opportunity for collaboration between the miners and technology companies that are joining this digital marketplace.” 

Web Summit

Emitwise will be showcasing its vision for a net-zero future live from Lisbon at this year’s Web Summit. Bringing together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry, the online event welcomes 100,000+ attendees from around the world to hear from more than 800 speakers and view offerings from 2,500 startups covering a vast range of topics from Data Science and Climate Change to AI and Machine Learning. To find out more and book your ticket visit Web Summit. 

Emitwise is one of many solutions providers on the Oren platform seeking to address the pain points and environmental concerns of heavy industries like mining. To discover a range of solutions that can further support your operation’s digital transformation and commitment to sustainability, visit the Oren Marketplace.

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