We have developed a really good working relationship with Meridian. Their guys have been tremendous – working from dawn to dusk on one of the wettest outcrops in the British Isles, during the wettest winter in living memory.
I take my hat off to them, they have really worked hard to keep the project moving ahead.
Congratulations to you and your team for completing all the drilling. Please send my thanks to all your staff that have worked tirelessly, under extreme conditions to get the job done.
I think both companies have come a long way and have grown a lot over the past few years. Let’s hope both companies have a long and successful future ahead of us.
I would like to thank you for completing your drilling contract on time. In my opinion, your team did excellent work for Circum in Ethiopia, and I would certainly be happy to work with you all again.
Drilling is a bespoke business and you have to know what you are doing so, I think, Meridian were best suited to come and drill for us. There were challenges but they handled them all fine.
Meridian is very co-operative and willing to help when you came across problems. They were very flexible – they didn’t charge for every problem, they were helpful and co-operative and we were able to overcome these problems. Without a doubt we would hire them again.
No two projects are the same from a driller’s perspective. Meridian was keen to learn and adapt to the challenges of drilling at Kola.
It’s not easy drilling, a very poorly consolidated sequence to 200m then salt to the end of hole at 350 - 450 m, which of course needs a special set of skills to maintain excellent recovery. Meridian managed to get it right.
Meridian has always been able to remain flexible, to find the best solution for the company, both technically and in management. Open and honest communication between Meridian and EML has benefited the project.
Meridian has been able to keep rigs turning with very little time down due to breakages or spare; a reflection of the skills and professionalism of the team.
Anglesey Mining has always found it easy to work with Meridian and the 2012 programme was no exception. Where flexibility in timing has been required Meridian has been accommodating.
This, combined with good equipment and the necessary technical expertise, led to a satisfactory completion of the work.
We were very pleased with the services that you provided and would look to Meridian for future work along the same lines as before. At that time Meridian provided onsite training for our drilling crews and helped us establish our in-house drilling team.
Teranga were very satisfied with the service provided both from both a production efficiency and cost perspective. The two key contact people, Alan Booth and Liam Hughes, have been very accommodating to work with.
The working relationship with Terranga has been both professional and amicable. On behalf of the Teranga Gold Corporation I would welcome any further reference enquiries regarding the contracts performed by them at the Sabodala Operations in Senegal.
They have provided exceptional services over a number of years and their ability to provide a broad range of drilling services in an efficient and timely manner is exceptional.
The drilling performance and flexibility provided with varying working conditions exceeded expectations.
This company has completed numerous contracts and delivered an excellent service to Randgold Resources throughout the past six years. I commend their drilling performance and their commitment to ourselves as the client.