Boart Longyear drills deepest hole in Ghana

Boart Longyear and its drilling crews have drilled the deepest hole ever in Ghana. They drilled a hole 2083.4 meters (6,835 feet) deep. The team installed a wedge and navi drilled the hole on track at 600 meters and kept on track to the end of the hole. The directional drilling project for Golden Star was completed safely and ahead of schedule.

BLY crew drilled deepest hole in Ghana. Image courtesy of Boart Longyear.

Jonathan Madigan, division manager, West Africa, 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 programs are designed to get them home safe to their families.”

The company has received client recognition for their safe, on-target, and ahead of schedule completion of the deep coring exploration drilling project. Boart Longyear acknowledges the participation, collaboration, and contributions from every employee within Ghana and especially the drilling crew that worked directly on this record-depth hole.

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