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This article first appeared on The Australian Mining Review on 7/10/20. Read the full story here. Drilling work is often undertaken in remote areas which are not blessed with the infrastructure, workforce and access to spare parts available on a fully-equipped mine site. Drilling operators and contractors face a myriad of unpredictable risks, from equipment breakdown to property damage to injury, which are harder to manage in isolated areas. The longer the period of unplanned downtime, the greater the financial hit...