DOSECC Aquisition, Antarctic Exploration

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DOSECC Exploration Services Acquired by Management Team; Announces New Antarctic Exploration Contract

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (Sept. 17, 2014) – DOSECC Exploration Services, LLC (DES) management has purchased the company from DOSECC, a not-for-profit university consortium. DES designs, builds and applies innovative drilling technology for scientific and natural resource investigations.

Under a new contract with the University of Minnesota-Duluth, DES is designing and building a drilling system that will map the bedrock beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and search for the oldest ice. DES will drill through 1 1/2 miles of ice to reach bedrock. Subsequent optical logging is expected to reveal if the ice contains volcanic ash, gas bubbles, and other materials that will help the scientific community gauge what the Earth’s climate was like a million years ago – and how it’s changed since. More information about the project can be found here.

“This is the most ambitious scientific and climate research project we’ve ever done,” said Dennis Nielson, DES chief executive officer. “No one has ever drilled through the Antarctic ice sheet and sampled the bedrock underneath, and we’re creating the Rapid Access Ice Drilling [RAID] system so the university can collect samples faster and more efficiently than through traditional drilling methods.”

About DOSECC Exploration Services

DOSECC Exploration Services (DES) provides a range of drilling services to assist clients with scientific research, geothermal and mineral exploration projects worldwide. We specialize in the collection of high-quality continuous core samples and can operate in both land and shallow marine-based settings. Our experience, equipment and innovative abilities allow us to tackle projects that have unique sampling requirements in remote and challenging environments. We honor our commitment to safety, the environment, our clients and our people. For more information, visit


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