ACES Dubai completes Fujairah quarry investigation
The scope of the investigation at the quarry in Fujairah consisted of drilling 30 boreholes to depths ranging from 40-250m, with a total of 1,500 metres
The Dubai branch of Arab Centre for Engineering Studies (ACES) has completed a site investigation project at a quarry in Fujairah.
The scope of the investigation at the site, located within the Hajar Mountain area, consisted of drilling 30 boreholes to depths ranging from 40-250m, with a total of 1,500 linear metres.
Continuous coring with 100% core recovery was achieved using wireline HQ core systems.
The drilling work was carried out with various ACES drilling rigs including rigs that are designed and manufactured by ACES.
The main challenge of the investigation came from coring a 250m borehole, which is one of the deepest boreholes drilled by ACES-Dubai.
Drilling of the deep borehole was completed in less than three weeks - with daily productivity exceeding 14m.
Water-based mud systems were used to overcome major drilling challenges such as borehole instability and loss of water due to the highly fractured nature of the rock.