Geotechnical Drilling Projects.

More Core has performed a number of highly successful geotechnical drilling and sampling programs for projects in the northern British Columbia area to date, including:

Imperial Oil LNG Project, Tuck Inlet, Prince Rupert Area, BC, (2014) Client: Golder Associates, Ltd.

More Core provided geotechnical drilling and HQ3 coring services to Golder Associates who was contracted by Imperial Oil for the geotechnical evaluation of the Tuck Inlet site near Prince Rupert, BC. As part of the geotechnical program, we advanced a total of 28 borings using a heli-portable drill rig. For this geotechnical program, we pushed Shelby tubes and performed standard penetration tests (SPTs) utilizing a new automatic trip hammer that we purchased and retrofitted to our heli-portable rig to provide accurate, repeatable geotechnical blow counts. We were also equipped to perform in-situ downhole shear vane testing in soil materials. Following completion of the drilling, sampling, and rock coring efforts, we installed and developed 2-inch-diameter monitoring wells at selected locations.

Aurora LNG Siting Study, Grassy Point and Digby Island, Prince Rupert Area, BC, (2014) Client: Worley Parsons Canada for Nexen Energy

More Core provided geotechnical drilling and HQ3 coring services to Worley Parsons Canada who was contracted by Nexen Energy for the Aurora LNG siting study. As part of the geotechnical program, we advanced a total of 45 borings using 2 heli-portable drill rigs working concurrently; 25 borings were advanced at Grassy Point (6m to 66m) and 20 boring were advanced on Digby Island (12m to 30m). As part of the geotechnical program, we pushed Shelby tubes, performed standard penetration tests (SPTs), and performed in-situ downhole shear vane testing in the soil materials. Following completion of the drilling, sampling, and rock coring efforts, we completed a majority of the borings as 2-inch-diameter geophysical or monitoring well installations for subsequent client testing.

Woodside Energy Ltd, Grassy Point, Prince Rupert Area, BC, (2014) Client: Golder Associates, Ltd.

More Core provided geotechnical drilling and HQ3 coring services to Golder Associates who was contracted by Woodside Energy Ltd. to perform a focused geotechnical study of a potential LNG site on the western shores of Grassy Point north of Prince Rupert, BC that Golder had previously evaluated over 20 years ago. More Core advanced 4 borings using a heli-portable drill rig for this focused geotechnical program. We were equipped to perform Shelby tube sampling, standard penetration tests (SPTs) utilizing our new automatic trip hammer to provide accurate, repeatable geotechnical blow counts, and in-situ downhole shear vane testing in soil materials.

Trans-Canada Pipeline, Lelu Island, Prince Rupert Area, BC, (2014) Client: BGC Engineering

More Core provided geotechnical drilling and HQ3 coring services to BGC Engineering to perform a focused geotechnical study for a pipeline alignment on the southern portion of Lelu Island. For this project, More Core was able to mobilize to site on short notice to advance 3 borings using a heli-portable drill rig equipped with geotechnical sampling equipment.

Pacific Northwest LNG, Lelu Island, Prince Rupert Area, BC, (2013-2014) Client: Fugro Consultants

More Core provided geotechnical drilling and HQ3 coring services to Fugro Consultants for the highly successful FEED-level geotechnical program conducted on Lelu Island for PNW LNG during the challenging winter months of 2013 to 2014. The drilling program for that phase of work was provided using 4 heli-portable drill rigs working concurrently to successfully complete about 64 borings ranging in depth from about 20 to 50m below ground surface, including one boring that was advanced on a specially constructed drilling pad built within tidally influenced waters with 7 meter tidal swings. The drilling program included Shelby tube and standard penetration test (SPT) geotechnical sampling through about 300m of soil materials, about 1,200m of HQ3 rock coring, oriented borings, oriented coring techniques, downhole geophysical wireline logging, and piezometer installations.

More Core replaced another drilling company that had performed work on the project previously. In doing so, we successfully completed Fugro’s aggressive winter-based program while exceeding project objectives and adhering to all Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) standards as defined by our customers, governing, bodies, and our own company policies.

BC Hydro Long Lake Project, xxx BC, (2013) Client: WEN

More Core advanced 56 borings within the Long Lake dam and abutments as part of a geotechnical investigation to evaluate dam leakage. The formational materials consisted of concrete and rebar.

BC Hydro Substation, Bear River, Steward BC, (2012) Client: FMI

More Core advanced a total of 86 borings for the design and construction of a BC Hydro Substation outside of Stewart BC along the Bear River. The site exploration required strict environmental, safety, and budget guidelines.

Backup Tunnel Project, Kemano BC, (2012) Client: VL Mason

Project consisted of drilling and coring services to depths of 20 meters in support of the Union-controlled backup tunnel project at Kemano BC.

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd., xxx BC, (2012) Client: CCI

Geotechnical drilling for pipeline crossings that consisted of advancing a total of 8 borings to depths of 130 meters.

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