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AES was formed to assist the industry in streamlining operations and assisting you to complete your project on time and budget. AES has access to many of the industry leaders and can assist in the processes to take a program from the desk to completion. We believe the critical elements of any partnership is are developing a sound relationship and understanding of expectations. These crucial factors, if established at the beginning, are the platform for a smooth operation.
Our knowledge and experience gives us the expertise to deliver all aspects of remote work, with over 25 years’ experience both on the ground and at management level we can offer you all the guidance you need to run a successful operation.
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AES has over 25 years experience in the drilling industry with overseas experience including setting up. We can assist all aspects of the industry from setting up new rig’s, assisting in the logistics, camp set-up and supply, recruitment of key personal along with any other requirements. We also so have assisted the resource companies with rig selection, writing scopes of work and management of drilling programs. We have a solid desire to ensure things run smoothly and access to the resources to ensure this is the case.
Now is the time for champions on the KCGM site. The latest team scaling the heights (or should we say the depths) to excellence is the McKay’s RC (Reverse Circulation) Rig 5. Drillers Steve Phelps (night shift) and Ronnie Hill (day shift) with supervising Geologists Angus Lacey and Colin Dell have managed to drill the Australasian record for an RC hole.
Drill hole JUGCO43‘collared tramed the western highwall above Horseshoe pit and stores (by the RAAF tanks) this was drilled to a total completed depth of 822m. The previous record best was 802m, drilled a couple of years ago, also by McKay’s at Fimiston.
The hole traversed the entire Western Iodes system (from West to East) at a depth below Horseshoe pit and successfully drilled through 5 stopes.
So how do you manage to score an Australasian record?
"It was really a collision of circumstances. Infact, the hole dropped from the designed dip, it then levelled out at approximately 450 metres and started to tilt. When plotted, it was seen that the hole would intercept all targeted ore zones." explained Geologist Colin Dell.
The event was appropriately celebrated at Judd's (McKays watering hole) With a few quiet drinks (or so The Dirt was told!)
By the way if it is you reading this who was on the winning team. the answer is yes. There were two brothers working together! KCGM Supervising geo Angus Lacey had the interesting task in watching over his younger brother Hugo (McKays) whilst drilling to victory.
With almost 30 years’ experience in the drilling industry and the last 10 in Senior Management roles at McKay Drilling, Topdrill and most recently, Core drilling, I moved into a consultancy role early this year. With the core intention of the shift, to be able to give something back to the industry that has served me so well, with the added benefit of spending a little more time with my family.
With my new venture Anytime Exploration Services I believe I have contributed in a range of ways with a small contract team of experienced drill crews. Consulting to both Resource and Drilling companies alike and hope to ultimately assist in the writing of tender documents to help the process of selecting rigs and pricing more streamlined
CRS is a new venture Ronnie has undertaken with another industry specialist in Tim Wescott. Between these two there is over 60 years of knowledge at all points and methods of drilling.
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