Buster holds a number of marketing certificates and diplomas, which have formed the basis for his career in the drilling industry and most recent position as the global sales manager for Driconeq Africa.
Prior to joining Driconeq Africa in 2016, Buster held management positions at several large exploration drilling contractors on the African continent, and also worked at exploration drilling equipment manufacturers
Buster takes over from Craig Spence, who remains with the group as Director of Production at Driconeq Africa.
Mincon Group PLC was founded in 1977 in Shannon, Ireland. Mincon manufactures and distributes a range of precision engineered hard rock drilling tools for a variety of industries including Mining, Exploration, Waterwell, Geothermal, Construction, Horizontal Directional Drilling, Oil-Gas and Energy. Mincon Group PLC has a worldwide presence with offices in Ireland, UK, Sweden, Finland, Canary Islands (Spain), Russia, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Chile and Peru.
Driconeq’s factories are an excellent fit for the Mincon manufacturing and business footprint.
Joe Purcell, chief executive officer of Mincon, commented on the acquisition: “We are delighted to add these businesses and their teams to our group. We are at heart an engineering group, an industrial group, and these businesses should receive an opportunity to grow and develop over the coming years.”
For more info please visit www.mincon.com
The worksite in Grindavik, Iceland.
The weather in Iceland can be rather cold so it’s better to be well and warm dressed for any kind of weather.
Håkan Olsson and Lars Andersson from Driconeq International..
With now more than 10 000 meter drilled, the average diesel consumption was 1,1 liter less per drill meter!! The total savings were 22%!! In 3,5 months time only, the savings were approx. EUR 5500 (in diesel consumption total 8470 litres) than with normal standard drill pipes.
Productivity with an 8” hammer and 222 mm bit was 31 meter per hour in medium hard formation. The drill string consisted of eX-Flow® 115 mm diameter pipe.
The test site was made in Spain by a water well drill contractor.
Plenty of attention on our quality HDD pipe range!
The 2017 Driconeq Global Sales Meeting took place in “sunny” Sunne, Sweden, 23rd-24th August 2017.
We were assembled a couple of days and discussed strategies and future work together. Our eminent chef, Zito Marques, was in charge of the cooking one of the evenings and showed us the Brasilian way of barbeque. The taste of the food was excellent and the weather couldn’t have been better!
The expectations for next year looks very high and promising!!
150 meter drilled, and the average diesel consumption was 1 liter less per drill meter!!
Productivity with an 8” hammer and 222 mm bit was 31 meter per hour in medium hard formation. The drill string consisted of eX-Flow® 115 mm diameter pipe. The test site was made in Spain by a water well drill contractor.
Our booth attracted a lot of attention and we made contact with many new potential users of our drill pipes and drilling accessories. Many of the visitors were keen to know how our eX-Flow® pipes and our latest product the Aerzorber® works. We were of course happy to tell all about it. 🙂
We hope to see you at Elmia Norddrill 11-12 May 2017 and we will tell you all about our Aerzorber® and our eX-Flow® pipes.
Welcome to our booth A04:20.
See you there!!
“- A pipe is not just a pipe – we are very happy that our hard work with product development has paid off and we can offer a product that adds so much value to our clients” says Driconeq International’s Sales Manager Johan Lilja.
A typical morning tool-box meeting around the arc welder, Operations Manager Iann Pitout, welder Nic Sellens, apprentice welder Tylah-Jaye Davis and Director Karen Moore discuss the activities of the day.
The race is divided in 5 different distances with a total lenght of 90 km. The start went off 8 o’clock in the morning and ended in the afternoon around 3 o’clock.
The internal fight between the three teams; Driconeq 1, Driconeq 2 and Driconeq 3 was tight. Five participants in each of the three teams=15 people + service people! Imagine the logistics and teamwork for that….. 🙂
The weather was showing its best side and it was a beautiful cold sunny winter day with perfect ski trails.
Great job everyone!
Congratulations to Driconeq 2, the winner of Driconeq 2017 Vasa Relay!!!
(Janne, Tobbe, Linda, Carina and Maja)
Driconeq’s Distributor Seminar 2017
An exciting venture for the Driconeq group and reinforcing our global footprint.
Working with their partner companies, Driconeq, Numa Hammers and Skelair; Geolorn, converted Apex’s Comacchio drilling rig, allowing for 400m deep exploration holes.
Driconeq’s RC drill pipes, use an advanced sealing system, which lowers pressure losses in the delivery air pressure, increasing the energy delivered to the Numa RC hammer and creating a greater pressure differential (vortex) within the inner pipe, forcing cuttings up inside the drill pipe. Small differences make the largest impacts.
Read more at www.geolorn.com/news
At first you might not notice the difference between our standard drill pipes and the innovative eX-Flow™.
But don´t let first impressions fool you! The eX-Flow™ is packed with state of the art technology that will revolutionize your drilling.
Please come and see us in booth 28709 at MINExpo, Las Vegas, USA 26-28 September and in booth 189 at Geofluid, Piacenza, Italy 5-8 October.
See you there!
Read more at www.driconeq.com/ex-flow