Pump up performance

Jeremy Dowling and Kent Lang of Schlumberger Water Services review high-efficiency pumping technology for mine dewatering

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Dewatering is a significant challenge for mine sites

Many large open-pit and underground mine operations rely on a well-planned and -executed dewatering programme to support successful and timely implementation of the mine plan. Safe operating conditions, timely extraction and delivery of ore depend on effective mine dewatering. In highly permeable hydrogeologic settings, significant inflow of water to the operation can occur as the mine is ex...