Dean Langford

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PHD Candidate

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is used in the oil and gas industry for information gathering about several parameters of the surrounding rock geology while drilling down hole, such as porosity, wettability and permeability. This research focuses on extending the application of this technology to the mining industry, which uses different drilling techniques requiring alternative solutions for motion correction.  In addition, there also exists the possibility of using other NMR related techniques for sensing and exploration purposes. For example, nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) is potentially usable as a down hole sensor for detection of ores containing copper or arsenic.

PhD Title: Usage of NMR Whilst Drilling in the Mining Industry

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