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Issue 29 of the R&D Solutions Newsletter is finally here

Striking gold

R&D SOLUTIONS RECENTLY PROVIDED SERVICES IN NEW SOUTH WALES FOR A GOLD MINING COMPANY FURTHER INTRODUCING OIL & GAS TECHNOLOGIES TO OTHER SECTORS. R&D SOLUTIONS DEPLOYED OIL INDUSTRY ‘KNOW HOW’ ON A NUMBER OF WELLS.

Far from being a new venture however, this is in line with the company’s approach over the past 11 years they have been in business. During that time R&D Solutions has
provided equipment, niche technology and services for mining companies and Geothermal energy providers in a range of challenging conditions.

R&D Solutions continues to provide non-standard solutions to the market maintaining a flexible approach and open mind to assist customers across a range of industry sectors enabling technologies from partner companies.

Service in new south wales

TECH WEEK ROUND UP

R&D SOLUTIONS TECH WEEK WAS AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL INDUSTRY. STAFF FROM MANY OPERATING COMPANIES ATTENDED LIVE TECH PRESENTATIONS AND HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE MANY SERVICES R&D SOLUTIONS REPRESENT.

The list of capabilities on display included Subsea Technology, Drilling & Anti Slip Stick, Casing Cementing, Turbo Reamer, Centralisation, Completions & TRSSV’s, Intervention Systems, Microgrid technology and UAV monitoring for offshore and onshore monitoring.

Being held at R&D Solutions Canning Vale facility, the event provided an opportunity to showcase R&D Solutions capabilities. These include Torque Turn make-up and
Pressure Testing services, which R&D Solutions has invested in to service existing customer and tool needs.

Also featured were locally manufactured and supplied Wireless Workover Units, Coil Tubing and Wellhead Cutting systems.

R&D Solutions Tech Week afforded operators the opportunity to meet local and international companies and network on different operational experiences. This created a unique opportunity for participants to learn of the benefits these items can bring to the Australian market.

By close of the event 160 visitors had passed through R&D Solutions facilities after following COVID checks and questionnaire requirements. This achievement came in
the wake of current industry challenges and the ongoing pandemic. Feedback on the event was very positive and we are continuing to receive communication regarding it.

R&D Solutions wish to thank all those who provided their support, displayed equipment, and took part in web events. Importantly, we thank all of you who visited R&D Solutions facilities over the course of Tech Week.

For more details on the capabilities that R&D Solutions provide, please contact us on +61 8 9486 9350 or visit us at www.randd-solutions.com

Tech week round up

R&D SOLUTIONS RECENTLY PLAYED ITS PART RUNNING AND DEPLOYING A BISN PLUG FOR A MAJOR OPERATOR IN AUSTRALIA. THIS WAS PART OF AN ONGOING ABANDONMENT CAMPAIGN WHICH HAS NOW SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED.

BISN

OVER 100 BISN PLUGS HAVE BEEN RUN WITH THE LARGEST RECENTLY BEING DEPLOYED TO SEAL OFF 30.00 INCH CASING. BY APRIL 2020 BISN HAD ALREADY EXCEED THE TOTAL RUNS OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR WITH NEW APPLICATIONS AND INDUSTRIES REALISING THE CAPABILITIES OF THE TECHNOLOGY.

The unique method of isolating and abandoning redundant wells by using liquid metal’ may seem like something from a terminator movie. Capabilities provided by BiSN however are science fact not science fiction giving gas tight seals with a noncorroding material.

Why choose BISN

R&D SOLUTIONS RECEIVED IT’S FORUM TORQUE MACHINE (FTM) FROM FORUM TECHNOLOGIES (UK) IN LATE 2019.

Torque it up

Hitting the ground running, R&D Solutions has successfully completed torque projects for numerous companies with all done ahead of schedule.

The R&D Solutions Unit is a fully rotational torque (RT) system. It is self- contained, free-standing, hydraulically powered and designed for fast, accurate makeup and breakout of premium and non-premium threaded tubular equipment. The machine can handle up to a maximum torque of 100,000 ft-lb tracking thread, and run in fom as low as 200 ft-lb.

R&D unit

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

NOT ALL OUR OPERATIONS ARE WORK BASED...

DOUG GILLESPIE, DIRECTOR / MANAGING PARTNER OF R&D SOLUTIONS IS ALSO IN THE ARMY RESERVES. DOUG SHED’S SOME LIGHT ON HIS RECENT CHALLENGES IN HELPING THE NATIONAL BUSH FIRE RECOVERY EFFORT.

OPERATION BUSHFIRE ASSIST

Earlier this year, Australia suffered one of the worst bushfire seasons in the last 100 years. This led to the Army Reserve, in conjunction with regular Army elements, being mobilised as part of the recovery effort. The main effort was led by Brigades from the Eastern States and NSW. Initially it looked unlikely that Western Australia would see many troops deployed. That changed in late January when elements of the Army Reserve in 13th Brigade Western Australia deployed to South Australia’s Kangaroo Island and Northern New South Wales. I received a call along with many others on Friday the 31st of January advising we were to stand to. Those mobilised reported to their respective Units and were then deployed to Northern New South Wales.

Mother nature remained unpredictable, and soon soldiers located to our North in Willawarrin went from Fire Assist roles to Flood Assist roles. In the space of less than 8 hours one of the platoons filled and delivered over 2000 sandbags. This prompt support prevented a population already under pressure from having to deal with flooded homes.

As quick as the water levels rose, they soon started falling and with the ground drying troops pushed out to Yarrowitch, Nowendoc and Kempsey to aid the local communities. Soldiers were well received as was their work ethic. With minimal training they were soon participating in fencing tasks, fallen tree clearance and other similar activities. This was an effort to prevent cattle wandering onto roads and clear main routes of dangerous fallen trees.

The team who worked at Yarrowitch in the State National Park had to walk out on foot up mountain paths to get to the area to be cleared. In addition, whilst much of the forest was burnt clear there were many areas that still resembled jungle due to it being prehistoric rainforest. Waking through the bush brought with it many hitch hikers seen in tropical regions such as Ticks, Mosquitos and Leeches.

In other areas, soldiers on the ground assisted farmers and learned first-hand of the tragedies they had endured. The loss of everything including family and friends had caused much suffering in these communities. All were very glad to have the Army come along and provide whatever assistance they could. The hospitality of the farming and village communities was second to none and friendships have been made for life.

At Willawarrin the Platoon was housed in the local pub by the owner Gordon, himself an ex veteran. Gordon understood that while the soldiers were on duty they couldn’t drink and he wouldn’t turn over much for the till. However, his hospitality and understanding that he needed to do his bit for the community was his priority. 51 PL who stayed in Willawarrin and used his facilities made sure that they captured the special accommodation arrangements and presented him with a framed picture
capturing the scene.

At its peak, more than 6,500 ADF members provided support as part of emergency relief, response and recovery operations. This included around 3,000 Reserve forces. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said it marked the largest mobilisation of the ADF for domestic disaster relief in Australia’s history.

During Operation Bushfire Assist, Defence contributed to the response and recovery efforts through the delivery of the following support:

Clearance of over 4,850 kilometres of roads;

Clearance and repair of over 1,285 kilometres of fences;

Clearance of over 240 kilometres of fire breaks;

Production of nearly 10 million litres of drinking water for Kangaroo Island and Bega; and

Provision of over 77,000 meals on Defence bases to emergency services personnel and evacuees.

Australia’s Defence Force

The Army Reserves is a vital part of Australia’s Defence Force. Employers gain from the many courses undertaken which includes leadership, first aid, strategic and tactical planning. Thanks to all the R&D Solutions staff for your support in turn whilst we dealt with these challenging events.
Yours Aye Doug

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP ANIMALS AFFECTED BY THE BUSHFIRE CRISIS PLEASE DONATE TO : WWW.RSPCA.ORG.AU

Australia’s Defence Force

STOP CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

COVID-19 RESPONSE

R&D Solutions has remained committed to best practices in the fight against coronavirus. The West Perth office was closed for the majority of April and personnel at its two Service Centres were limited in accordance with government requirements and strict hygiene protocols were implemented.

Stop COVID-19

BEYOND COVID-19

Covid-19 will change the way society and businesses operate moving forward. R&D Solutions is adapting to these changes and will implement permanent measures to ensure the safety of staff and visitors at its facilities.

Beyond COVID-19

Skin temperature guns has been used from June 2020 to identify anyone who may be presenting with fever symptom. Declarations for visitors on their health status have also been implemented, and hand sanitiser is required to be used before entering any offices.

THESE MEASURES ARE IN LINE WITH CURRENT BEST PRACTICE, AND MAY CHANGE IN THE FUTURE DEPENDING ON GOVERNMENTAL RECOMMENDATIONS.

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