Drilling equipment and services provider Boart Longyear says one of its drilling crews has drilled the deepest hole ever in Ghana. The company says in a release that the directional drilling project for Golden Star, which was completed safely and ahead of schedule, reached a depth of 6,835 feet (2,083 meters). The team installed a wedge at 600 meters and navi-drilled the hole on track to the end of the hole.

“Our drilling crew in Ghana on this project worked safely and diligently in directionally drilling the hole to the target depth,” says Jonathan Madigan, division manager, West Africa. “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.”

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

Boart Longyear, based in Salt Lake City, offers drilling services, equipment and performance tooling for the mining industry. The company has more than 9,000 employees worldwide, manufactures equipment in six global factories, and sells to customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.boartlongyear.com.