Driller Deployable Petrophysics
Project Number: P1235
Status: Seeking Expression of Interest
Amira Program Manager: Olga Verezub
Downhole petrophysics provides valuable information of the in-situ characteristics of lithology and alteration, particularly when combined with comparable high sample density datasets like borehole geochemistry. However integration of petrophysics is generally missing from minerals exploration and mining projects due to substantial logistical and financial impediments, (such as the engagement of additional wireline geophysical contractors to site and risks associated with stuck or lost probes), coupled with a predominant lack of familiarity of petrophysics rather than any deficiency with the data, as attested by widespread acceptance by the oil & gas sector.
The Amira Global P1235 “Driller Deployable Petrophysics” collaborative project undertaken by Boart Longyear proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of removing these barriers by allowing seamless acquisition of petrophysics during the normal course of diamond drilling NQ or larger diameter holes. Measurements would take place after the hole has been completed, while drill rods are “tripped” out of the hole. By doing so, risks and costs of equipment and/or data loss are mitigated, data acquisition costs and time are significantly reduced while acquisition of consistently high-quality petrophysical data is assured. This will allow petrophysics to become
- more widely used to tailor follow up geophysical programs,
- assist in reconciliation of geophysical targets with drillhole intercepts and
- significantly augment the vectoring capabilities of data analytics.
These benefits will facilitate improved decision making from early stages of exploration to project development and mining.
If your company is interested in obtaining more information about the project, please contact Olga Verezub at firstname.lastname@example.org.