We lead emerging technologies. They allow us to look beneath the surface and drill down to what really matters. 

As a world-renowned integrated technology solutions provider, RESPEC’s dynamic team works with international clientele to design and manage large-scale drilling programs, including drilling management, exploration drilling, core logging, and other geological services.  Our drilling management and full-procurement drilling programs offer comprehensive services, from well and casing design for exploration wells to providing experienced engineers to design and complete disposal wells. RESPEC’s distinguished team obtains and compares bids from drilling contractors and service and supply companies. We manage the entire drilling program—from site environmental review survey and construction of locations to acquiring approval for well licenses from regulatory agencies. RESPEC has a strong track record of services to the resource industry with fully compliant drilling programs and an excellent reputation for keeping the client informed.

As an expert in full-procurement drilling, RESPEC efficiently budgets, manages, and operates projects in a variety of commodities with a specialty in potash and salt. Experienced in several full-procurement wells and well types, RESPEC’s experienced team saves clients time and money while upholding the highest standards of safety and quality.

Our temperature- and humidity-controlled core laboratory is a new, secure facility with bright halogen lighting, advanced equipment, and dust-collection systems.  We monitor the laboratory regularly for temperature and humidity so that we can safely store carnallitic or other deliquescent core specimens. Our services include core logging, assay sample selection, and core storage.  Additionally, we provide core table rentals as well as a private investor presentation area.

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  • RESPEC CAPABILITIES INCLUDE:

    • Well and Casing Design for Exploration Wells
    • Bid Management
    • Site Environmental Regulation Review
    • Survey and Construction of  Location
    • Well Licenses From SMER, ERCB, and OGC
    • National Instrument (NI) 43-101 or NI 51-101 Compliant
    • Daily Cost Management and Drilling Reports
    • Certified Wellsite Supervisors
    • Full-Procurement Drilling
  • RESPEC Facilities Include:

    • Materials Testing Laboratory
    • Core Laboratory

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Founded in 1969, RESPEC is a global leader in geoscience, engineering, data, and integrated technology solutions for major industry sectors.

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Mining & Energy

Global leaders in geoscience and engineering with comprehensive integrated technology solutions for safety, productivity, and peak efficiency.
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Related Projects

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3D Subsurface Geology Visualization in the Appalachian Basin

Synthesizing subsurface geology data to generate three-dimensional models to support the visualization of geology at underground mining operations, from the core hole to the region
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America West Potash

Evaluating historical data on potash permits and designing an exploration strategy for resource definition.
American West Potash Project Site

Canada Golden Fortune Potash Corp.

Advancing a greenfield potash project with successful drilling, geological modeling, and resource estimations.
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CanPacific Potash Mineral Resource and Drilling

Updating resource-estimation results for a 1,500-meter potash exploration well that was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
Saskatchewan Canada

Cemex Black Mountain Quarry

Preparing a geologic block model using Gemcon-Surpac software, pit plan, and detailed mine plan.
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Cemex Limestone Quarry

Evaluating the feasibility of changing the extraction method from surface to underground mining at a limestone quarry.
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Clanton Classic Stone

Providing business and engineering services to Clanton Classic Stone that aided in its development of an economically successful marble quarry in northwest Alabama.
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Class 1 injection Well Groundwater Modeling

Defining the extents of a density-driven plume in support of permitting a proposed Class 1 injection well. 
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Crater of Diamonds

Preparing a Request for Proposal for a feasibility study to solicit interest from mining companies to participate in mining of reserve construction management services.
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Salt Damage Criterion Proof-of-Concept Research

Demonstrating the use of a new design criterion based on salt damage to determine the minimum gas pressure for storing natural gas in salt caverns.
Core Sample

Hilltop Dayton Property Evaluation

Developing a resource evaluation and mine plan for three sand-and-gravel operations.
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Historical Well Control for Salt Dome Structural Mapping

Geospatial well control for salt dome structural contour mapping.
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Horse Creek Abandoned Mine

Conducting field investigations and inventorying abandoned underground and surface-mining features associated with the Horse Creek Limestone Mine. 
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Interburden Thickness Evaluation

Developing multilevel mining solutions.
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Karnalyte Resources Inc.

Defining a potash resource for Karnalyte Resources to produce a premium granular potash product and a magnesium coproduct.
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Long-Term Ground Control in Critical Areas

Evaluating the functional life of ground support. 
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M&J Potash/Sanya Resources

Supporting a Chinese company in developing their potash properties in Saskatchewan.
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Mosaic – K3 Exploration and Pilot Hole Drilling

Executing a potash shaft pilot hole drilling program for the K3 expansion project.
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Sennen Potash

Developing and executing an exploration program to develop a test well that successfully intersects two potash beds in the Paradox Basin in Utah.
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Technical Support for SDDOT’s Pile Load Testing Program

Developing an extensive database of field test results on deep foundation piles to improve design methods. 
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Underground Mine Development and Blast Study

Providing daily engineering and assistance to the development of a 1.3-million-ton-per-year underground limestone mine in northeastern Missouri.
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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Providing on-call support for field testing and programming for systems that characterize hydrology and geologic structures.
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Yancoal

Conducting an exploration program that included drilling 18 test holes on two properties and collecting data for resource evaluation and mine planning.
Yancoal
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RESPEC Acquires North Rim Exploration

By acquiring North Rim, RESPEC broadens its technical expertise in the mining and energy sectors, while expanding services to its Canadian client base.
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Our Experts

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Tabetha Stirrett, P.Geo, CPG
Manager, Business Development

Tabetha.Stirrett@respec.com

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Stuart Buchholz
Manager, Materials Testing

Stuart.Buchholz@respec.com