Boart Longyear drills deepest hole in Ghana

Published 28/6 at 15:46

Boart Longyear crews drilled the deepest hole ever drilled in Ghana: a hole 2,083.4m deep.

The team installed a wedge and navi drilling the hole on track at 600m, keeping on track to the end of the hole, with the directional drilling project being completed safely and ahead of schedule. Boart Longyear acknowledges the participation, collaboration, and contributions from every employee within its Ghana operation, especially the drilling crew that worked directly on this record depth hole.

West Africa division manager, Jonathan Madigan commented: “Our drilling crew in Ghana on this project worked safely and diligently in directionally drilling the hole to the target depth. I couldn’t be more proud of the team that completed the project. Boart Longyear’s consistent hazard and risk focused safety culture is embraced by the crews here in Ghana, and they appreciate that the field level risk assessments, pre-shift meetings, and other safety programmes, are designed to get them home safe to their families.” 

Established in 1890, Boart Longyear is a provider of productivity solutions for diamond coring exploration, reverse circulation, large diameter rotary, mine dewatering, oil sands exploration, production and sonic drilling services. The company also manufactures, markets, and services reliable drill rigs, drill string products, innovative down the hole instrumentation tools and quality parts. Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

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