Cement Grouting for Drill Hole Abandonment Ontario

Cement Grouting for Drill Hole Abandonment

Location: Chapleau, ON
Sector: Mines
Category: Cement Grouting

Description

We assisted a drilling contractor by providing technical expertise, grouting equipment and materials to complete a drill hole abandonment operation at a gold mine in Central Ontario.

The mining company required exploration drill holes to be fully cemented after completion of drilling to the required depth while minimizing loss of cement into the adjacent rock formations. Ground conditions included open faults and fractures that allowed drilling fluids to migrate between adjacent holes.

Our crew worked together with the contractor to efficiently apply the required grouting solution and minimize any negative impact on the environment.