Boart Longyear has announced plans to grow its mine water services into the Asia Pacific region.
According to the drill company, it provides a number of mine and water services drilling including de-watering; re-injection; monitoring; geothermal, and municipal wells.
In North America, it also provides pump installation and servicing.
Dale Johnson, Boart’s global director of drilling services operations, said the company’s "water well services in the mining industry are primarily utilized for monitoring water tables in and around the mine, water supply needed in the mining process and/or lowering water tables to allow safe and efficient mining.
"We also install piezometers and other instrumentation holes for ground monitoring, and horizontal drains to eliminate perched water causing pressure on mine pit walls."
He went on to say the company also "utilises a unique process which is capable of drilling large diameter holes in the most difficult ground conditions in a single-pass".