ROV Innovations was called to inspect the drilling of a tailings pipeline for the Newcrest Gold Mine on Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea. After drilling down approximately 120m to a depth of around 90m, the drilling team encountered some unknown parameters and required a high definition video of what the Auger encountered. Being able to quickly mobilise, the team form ROV Innovations was on Lihir within a couple of days and sent the 300F Seamor High Definition ROV to work.
Once high definition ROV footage was recorded and viewed real time by the drilling crew, they were able continue drilling with minimal downtime and expense.
While on Lihir, we put the ROV to good use, going offshore to inspect the position of the existing tailings pipeline, as well as inspecting the underground topography where the new pipeline was to emerge. While the ROV was diving off Lihir for the underwater inspection, we managed to video some awesome geothermal activity at 160m depth, with plumes of volcanic ash rising approximately 15m from the seafloor. Footage of the dive can be seen below -
ROV Innovations provides High Definition underwater footage for industries such as Marine Conservation and Research, Australian Biosecurity, Customs, Documentary and Film Makers, Oil and Gas industries, and AQIS to name a few.