Environmental Drilling News

  • Gurtec`s rollers put to work on the world`s longest underground railroad

    Under the Austrian and Italian Alps, the world’s longest underground railroad connection has reached half term completion. Sitting 8 000 feet below the alpine peaks, the Brenner Base Tunnel is an impressive 64 kilometre-long railway link between north and south side. With work commencing in 2009, ...


    By Gurtec GmbH

  • DCA - Members Meeting 2020

    The Members Meeting of the Drilling Contractors Association (DCA) takes place at Wednesday, 12th February 2020, at 15.00 p.m. Members will receive an official invitation and agenda for the event. As last year, a simultaneous translation (German/English) has been set ...

  • DeviGyro start 2020 with shipping to worldwide customers

    Devico AS, leader in directional innovations and manufacturer of drill hole positioning instruments, has unveiled its first high-speed miniature continuous gyroscope last November 2019. After commissioning pre-orders in Australia and receiving great feedback and amazing results, our new DeviGyro began 2020 by shipping and training clients worldwide. The small size of the DeviGyro opens for a ...


    By Devico AS

  • Further training event according to GW 329 - December 2019

    Together with the Berufsförderungswerk des Rohrleitungsbauverbands e. V., the DCA is once again organising a further training event according to GW 329 in 2019. As usual, the event will take place on 10 December 2019 at the Schlosshotel Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel. The seminar is primarily aimed at technical supervisors who have an examination certificate for training levels A and B. The ...

  • Centrifugal Mission Pump in China

    The Mission pumps has been engineered for the toughest jobs in drilling, production, well-servicing, and industrial applications. The revolutionary design of the MAGNUM I provides supreme-duty performance in all types of fluid pumping operations. Although it offers greater capacity and higher heads, the MAGNUM I remains the competitive pump of choice for aggressive applications.   The MAGNUM ...

  • TECH NEWS: Partnership to deliver blast automation

    Orica and Epiroc Rock Drills will jointly develop an explosives delivery system using automation, enabling safer and more productive blasting operations in underground mines. As mines go deeper and ore bodies become more remote, the case for blasting automation becomes clearer. The partnership will bring together the deep expertise and experience of two global industry leaders to ...

  • Total gears up for new era of South Africa

    One of the most important discoveries of the year took place 175 km off the southern coast of South Africa where Total has made a gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects. It is located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin. The exploration well encountered 57 m of net gas condensate play in Lower Cretaceous reservoirs. Following the success of the main ...

  • TECH NEWS: There’s a new pit viper in town

    Epiroc has launched the Pit Viper 270 XC series stating that it delivers application flexibility, fuel-efficient performance and enhanced safety with outstanding operator comfort and ease of maintenance. The Pit Viper 270 series, a mining industry staple can now be configured with the XC package to provide 42.5 tons bit load capacity. Along with Epiroc's proven list of options, ...

  • DCA mourns the loss of Hermann Lübbers

    The co-founder, former president and honorary member of the Drilling Contractors Association (DCA), Hermann Lübbers, who last worked as a project manager for large-scale drilling technology at Beermann Bohrtechnik GmbH, died on 16 October 2019 at the age of 65 after a long and serious illness. At the end of 1993, Hermann Lübbers and Dr. Rüdiger Kögler had the idea of founding ...

  • ClearPath Utility Solutions, LLC Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

    ZANESVILLE, Ohio October 14, 2019 — ClearPath Utility Solutions, LLC, a privately-owned business specialized in directional drilling services, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise. The certification was granted by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley (WBECORV), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s ...

  • The Digital Mine: how miners are turning a vision into reality

    As Industry 4.0 moves increasingly beyond buzzwords into reality, mining is leading the charge, with African and South African companies at the forefront of both the creation of transformative technologies and their implementation on the physical and digital rockface. Wabtec, for example, work with several South African miners to develop strong base technologies, several of which are ...

  • 24th DCA Annual Congress 2019 - Krakow/Poland

    The Drilling Contractors Association (DCA) is organising its annual congress again this year. We cordially invite you to Krakow/Poland. Members, friends and partners of the DCA will meet from October 16 – 18, 2019 at Hotel Qubus to hear interesting specialist lectures and exchange experiences. Sponsors of this ...

  • Cincinnati Directional Drilling by ClearPath Utility Solutions

    At ClearPath Utility Solutions, we handle a wide variety of horizontal directional boring projects and are committed to providing the best quality for each one of them. Our Cincinnati directional drilling company can help meet your drilling needs today! About Directional Drilling Directional drilling is the ability to maneuver a rod underground and direct it around obstacles. This ...

  • Zoomlion to Highlight Intelligent Construction Equipment at BICES 2019

    Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Zoomlion) will be exhibiting at the 15th China Beijing International Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines and Mining Machines Exhibition & Seminar (BICES 2019) from September 4 to 7 in Beijing, China, highlighting 32 intelligent products from six categories that showcases the brand's strength and ...

  • 4 Reasons to Choose ClearPath for Your Horizontal Drilling Projects

    Here at ClearPath Utility Solutions, we pride ourselves on the array of horizontal directional drilling projects we’ve completed over the years. No matter what the goal is (e.g., improving oil and gas production rates, conducting underground installations of units), our team members are ready to roll up their sleeves and break ground. So if ...

  • Numa Releases Range of HDD Drilling Systems

    Numa, the world’s leading drilling technology provider, has released a range of HDD Drilling Systems designed for productive and efficient drilling in hard rock and fractured ground formations. “Numa has a long history of serving the HDD market and with our range of HDD Drilling Systems we enhance our ability to serve our customers with the ...


    By Numa

  • What is Deep Sea Mining?

    Greenpeace have uncovered plans by governments all over the world to drill into the seabeds of vast swathes of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans in search of precious minerals and metals. Although this so-called “deep sea mining” has yet to commence, the Greenpeace study highlighted that at least 29 licenses have so far been granted to countries sponsoring mining ...

  • Columbus, Ohio Directional Drilling

    Here at ClearPath Utility Solutions, our directional drilling company provides our services across a variety of states and regions throughout the U.S. One particular area of focus for us is Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area, since we’re native to nearby Zanesville ourselves. Read on ...

  • Auger Boring: ClearPath’s Newest Drilling Technique

    At ClearPath, we’re always looking to incorporate new methodologies into our operations when they best serve a client and a specific project. With this in mind, we recently undertook a project for the first time that utilized an auger boring machine. Read on to discover some key points about auger drilling, along with our project! What Is Auger Drilling? Auger boring ...

  • Industry Knowledge: What is a Reclaimer?

    If you’ve been on a horizontal directional drilling site, you may have seen or heard someone mention reclaimer equipment being utilized for the job. But what is a reclaimer and how do you use a reclaimer for directional drilling? In this post, we’ll take a look at reclaimers, how they function, and why they are so vital to many ...

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