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Oil and Mineral Exploration Drilling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Oil and Mineral Exploration Drilling Market Research Report | Specialist Engineering, Infrastructure & Contractors | Mining & Mining Services | Aug 2014

No stone left unturned: Shift away from mining exploration is decreasing demand for industry

IBISWorld’s Oil and Mineral Exploration Drilling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Ausdrill Ausdrill market share
Boart Longyear Boart Longyear market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$773m
Annual Growth 10-15
1.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
1,670
Businesses
441
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the five years through 2014-15, the Oil and Mineral Exploration Drilling industry has followed a volatile growth path. The industry provides services for mining companies engaged in greenfield oil and mineral exploration. This is the riskiest area of the Mining division, where companies are engaged in looking for new and economically viable deposits of resources. Expenditure on greenfield exploration fluctuates significantly year on year in line with small miners' ability to access capital. When commodity prices fall or sentiment around the Mining division declines demand for greenfield exploration services rapidly adjusts. In 2011-12 and 2012-13, drops in demand have resulted in contractions in industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry provides a wide range of exploratory drilling services to mining and mineral exploration companies. The types of exploration drilling services depend on the relative operational costs of each drilling type, the mineral or commodity being explored for and the location of the potential mine site.

Diamond drilling

Diamond drilling penetrates hard rock or hard ground using a diamond-impregnated drill bit attached to the end of a hollow drill that cuts a cylindrical core in the hard rock. This is the most common style of exploration drilling and relies on the technology of the diamond drill head. Industrial diamonds are set into a soft metallic matrix, where the drill head is mounted onto the stem that connects it to the rotary drill... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Oil and Mineral Exploration Drilling Industry?

This industry includes firms primarily engaged in test drilling, boring and core sampling for exploratory purposes in mining, oil and gas operations. Exploration drilling companies are contracted by mining companies to carry out exploratory drilling for greenfield (new) projects. Many companies also supply drilling services for brownfield (established) projects, which is beyond the scope of this report.

Industry Products
Reverse circulation drillingAir core drillingDiamond drillingHydraulic rotary drillingOther exploration drillingRotary air blast drilling
 
Industry Activities
Reverse circulation drillingAir core drillingDiamond drillingRotary air blast drillingHydraulic rotary drillingReverse circulation drillingAir core drillingDiamond drillingRotary air blast drillingHydraulic rotary drilling


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