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Drilling for inrush protection and water management

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Directional in-seam drilling technology

    has been established as an essential tool

    for gas drainage and exploration in the

    underground coal mining industry. A

    fatal inrush event highlighted the threat

    that flooded old workings present to

    current mining operations. The use of

    directional drilling to provide protection

    against the threat of inrush by either

    providing clear barriers ahead of

    development or draining stored water has

    become an established practice in the

    Australian coal industry.

UOW Authors


  •   Hungerford, Frank (external author)
  •   Ren, Ting

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Hungerford, F. & Ren, T. (2013). Drilling for inrush protection and water management. 3rd International Workshop on Mine Hazards Prevention and Control (pp. 170-171). United States: Atlantis Press.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2406

Start Page


  • 170

End Page


  • 171

Abstract


  • Directional in-seam drilling technology

    has been established as an essential tool

    for gas drainage and exploration in the

    underground coal mining industry. A

    fatal inrush event highlighted the threat

    that flooded old workings present to

    current mining operations. The use of

    directional drilling to provide protection

    against the threat of inrush by either

    providing clear barriers ahead of

    development or draining stored water has

    become an established practice in the

    Australian coal industry.

UOW Authors


  •   Hungerford, Frank (external author)
  •   Ren, Ting

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Hungerford, F. & Ren, T. (2013). Drilling for inrush protection and water management. 3rd International Workshop on Mine Hazards Prevention and Control (pp. 170-171). United States: Atlantis Press.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2406

Start Page


  • 170

End Page


  • 171