You Know The Drill is a termly newsletter that has been established by IDC. It is aiming to animate the dialogue between IDC and its partners and clients.

The big, the deep and the just plain crazy — mining and drilling facts and feats


Mining is something that few people think about. It’s something that happens far away so most of us, safe and sound in our houses in the suburbs, rarely spare a thought towards how the petrol we pump into our cars got from an oilfield in the Gulf of Mexico or the Middle East into our local bowser. It’s only when something crazy happens that we normal folk start to take notice, which has given mining something of a reputation with most people.

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