Engineering & Mining Journal

JUN 2013

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COMPANY PROFILE-PAID ADVERTISEMENT Boart Longyear: Global, Innovative, Reliable With the incorporation of the Boart Longyear patented Ultramatrix™ formula, the CSUMX has the ability to drill faster and outlast existing casing shoes in a wide range of ground formations. Large thermally stable diamond (TSD) pins are on the leading edge of the RSUMX to maximize diamond volume in high wear zones, which—along with a new patent-pending impregnated diamond matrix—allows the RSUMX to last longer than other leading reaming shells. A patented free-flow design allows the Quick Descent Roller Latch to decrease the time it takes to retrieve core samples and makes tripping the wireline more efficient. Safety First—Always More than 120 Years in the Industry Boart Longyear has been a leading integrated drilling services, equipment and performance tooling provider for the mineral exploration industry for over 120 years. With more than 8,500 employees, Boart Longyear conducts contract drilling services in more than 40 countries and provides mining products to customers in over 100 countries. Reliable Global Drilling Solutions Boart Longyear Drilling Services is the global leader for mineral exploration with active drilling in North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. With the world's largest and most diverse fleet of drilling rigs, Boart Longyear has the ability to support any size and type of project. They also serve mine development and production, environmental, infrastructure, mine water and energy markets. Boart Longyear understands how to drill safely and productively in every envi- 26 E&MJ • JUNE 2013 ronment—in extreme weather, at high altitude, in remote or environmentally sensitive locations, in difficult ground formations, and at ever greater depths. Operating successfully in these environments requires a commitment to and investment in the continual advancement of both drilling technology and skills. Innovative Products for Safety and Productivity In addition to delivering efficient drilling services worldwide, Boart Longyear is also the industry's leading surface and underground products provider; designing, manufacturing and servicing both capital equipment and performance tooling. Boart Longyear has a history of developing safe, reliable and innovative drilling equipment. In 1958, they introduced the revolutionary wireline core retrieval system. The engineering team continued to refine the initial system, resulting in the introduction of the patented Q® wireline system in 1966, which is the most used system to this day. In 2013, Boart Longyear introduced the LX™11 drilling rig, Drill Control Interface (DCi), CSUMX™ casing shoe, RSUMX™ reaming shell, and the Quick Descent™ Roller Latch™. The LX11 is a medium sized multipurpose drilling rig with capabilities to perform reverse circulation (RC) and diamond core drilling. The DCi provides drilling contractors a fully electronic interface to safely and efficiently operate underground drilling equipment via an independent control panel. Throughout Boart Longyear's history of innovation and advancements, a focus on safety has remained the first priority in all activities—whether on-site drilling or at their manufacturing facilities. Boart Longyear's Environmental Health and Safety leadership team has over 80 years of combined experience working on mine sites all over the world. With their teams, they constantly strive to raise the bar and exceed the highest safety standards, as they continuously improve one of the most thorough and advanced drilling safety programs in the industry. One Source: Drilling Services, Equipment and Performance Tooling With a focus on safety first and a drive for enhanced productivity, Boart Longyear is committed to delivering innovative products, and efficient drilling solutions for its customers anywhere around the world.

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