Achievements And Projects
BREAKING 'OWN' RECORD
Miraculous Drilling, Surpassing our African Record
in Beaufort West.
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On the 9th of August 2018, Torque Africa Exploration surpassed its previous record of 1148m, for percussion drilling in Springs, by drilling a 1402m hole in Beaufort West. Drilling started on the 14th June with 216mm bit to a depth of 162m. Bits were changed to 165mm and drilling continued in shifts to 582m. We once again stepped down to 140mm and the original hole was completed at 706m. After discussion with the client, the decision was made to drill to 1400m. Drilling restarted on the 30th of July at 706m. Once again shift work was implemented. On the 7th of August we surpassed our previous record, and on the 9th of August we completed the hole at 1402m - a New African Record. After the hole was surveyed, a deviation of 1 degree was found on the total depth.

Deepest Rotary Percussion Hole

Drilled in Southern Hemisphere

African Record Depth

Torque Africa Exploration drilled a Record Depth of 1148m at Mining Site in Springs on 24/07/2017.  The Hole started with a diameter of 22" and finished with 5".  We drilled through approximately 800m of Quartzite. The Project took 3 Months to complete.

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Mining Review Africa

AFRICAN RECORD - March 21, 2018

Using diamond-impregnated bits and a standard rotary percussion rig, deep drilling company Torque Africa Exploration recently drilled their way into the record books with a hole drilled in the Springs area reaching 1 148 m. This is an African record and one of the deepest rotary percussion holes drilled worldwide in mixed and largely uncharted geologies and the contract calls for yet more and deeper holes in future. According to the director Nardus Bezuidenhout, Torque Africa Exploration took on the job in the face of other experts who said the risks of failure were too high.

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Unique Drilling Rods

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Torque Africa Exploration uses these one-of-a-kind drilling rods with an adapter for specialized pump drilling methods. The tools are 141MR Step-up Pin & Box, together with the 6meter (Schedule 80), 168,3mm OD pipe, allowing us to use the drill string as a pump casing for water volume testing. Torque Africa Exploration is currently the only drilling contractor in the Southern Hemisphere specializing in these unique drilling rods.

Other Projects

Groundbreaking Pakistan Project

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Torque Africa Exploration drilled a total of 8000m in 3 months on an RC Project in Pakistan.

Success in Big Project - Beaufort West, Western Cape

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We managed to complete the first drilling target for this Project at 706m with great success on 26 June 2018.

Angle Holes Record

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Torque Africa Exploration drilled Pilot Holes up to 773m at 80° angle in Copperton area.

2017 Boreholes

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Torque Africa Exploration drilled more than 1500 BOREHOLES in 2017.

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African Record Depth

Torque Africa Exploration Drilling Drilled a Record Depth of 1148m at Mining Site in Springs on 24/07/2017. This is the deepest Rotary Percussion hole drilled in Southern Hemisphere.

 

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Borehole Drilling in Western Cape

Operating with 9 Drill Rigs in the Western Cape we struck massive water in some areas.

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Ontbytsake Interview

Recent Interview of Nardus Bezuidenhout - Director of Torque Africa Exploration Drilling with Dawie Roodt - Ontbytsake.

Torque Africa Exploration | 2018 | We are the Drilling Masters
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