Boart Longyear Drills Deepest Hole in Ghana

April, 2019

Boart Longyear is pleased to announce that its drilling crews drilled the deepest hole ever drilled in Ghana. They drilled a hole 2083.4 meters (6,835 feet) deep. The team installed a wedge and navi drilled the hole on track at 600 meters and kept on track to the end of the hole. The directional drilling project for Golden Star was completed safely and ahead of schedule.

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

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

Salt Lake City, Utah — 30 April 2019

About Boart Longyear

Established in 1890, Boart Longyear is the world’s leading provider of productivity solutions for diamond coring exploration, reverse circulation, large diameter rotary, mine dewatering, oil sands exploration, production and sonic drilling services. The Company also manufactures, markets, and services reliable drill rigs, drill string products, innovative down-hole instrumentation tools, and quality parts.

Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney, Australia (ASX:BLY). More information about Boart Longyear can be found at To get Boart Longyear news direct, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.