The first of the two reverse circulation rigs (RC02) we recently acquired was given a thorough review and run up, followed by a drill and hammer test as a shake down before travelling to its first drilling job for Bostech.
It was the ideal opportunity to also get our guys familiar with the rig and equipment, the connections and settings and the overall feel for the rig.
The rig required a few micro adjustments then drilled hard for a couple of days.
The end result was the rig and support equipment was safe, run up and ready to go.
Rig 4 Mast Rebuild (March – April 2016)
We recently took the opportunity to strip down and refurbish the mast on Air Core Rig 4.
The mast was:
- Completely stripped;
- Measured and tested;
- Sandblasted and re-painted;
- Re-built with all new components.
The outcome is a new lease of life for the rig. The drill crew were appreciative of the re-build with the rig already back in service and operating brilliantly.
Mast back in the workshop Mast with head re-fitted Mast ready to go back
after being sandblasted on the rig!!
Bostech Drilling Australia recently undertook our start up day in January.
This had all our field crews come into the office for two days to complete some training. Some of this training consisted of VOC on all vehicles, remote first aid, fire fighting and extinguisher training.
The day was setup by BDA management and conducted with the assistance of Kevin Broardbent from Safety and emergency training services (SETS). The two days were very successful and our employees stated they got a lot out of it BDA plan to make this regular commitment as we see a great value in having our employees prepped and alert for the year to come.
Tropical weather to the devils marbles and out to the desert. Some spectacular places in Australia.
At Lake McKay, Northern Territory, drilling in the desert can be beautiful one minute and hectic bush fires the next. Lucky our crews are trained to deal with these types situations.
As a Bostech Drilling Australia employee who work hard = Great Pay
Giving us the opportunity to visit some extraordinary places like Hoover Dam.
We drilled for a client in Arnhem Land, Northern Territor. What other career can you visit beautiful places like this and get paid for it.
In 1993 Australia was a very different place to work in, Paul Keating was prime minister, Essendon defeated Carlton to win the 97th VFL/AFL premiership and the precursor to Bostech Drilling Australia, was registered as a new company. With experience stretching 20 years, we have survived three economic downturns, and seen the best and worst that the industry has to offer. Safety has been a consistent factor that must be maintained if a company is to survive.