In March of 2013, Frontier-Kemper was contracted by Wilson County Holdings (WCH) to construct an Underground Drilling Facility to access oil reserves. The facility is a new concept for oil production and is one of the most unique and innovative projects FKCI's Mine Development Division and FKC-Lake Shore have undertaken. The facility is comprised of:

  • A Main Access Shaft (Conventionally Excavated)
  • An Underground Drilling Gallery
  • An Emergency Escape/Ventilation Shaft (Raise Bored)
  • A Tunnel Connecting the Two Shafts (Drill & Blast Methods)
  • A Permanent Headframe and Hoisting System
  • The Hybridized Ventilation/Emergency Escape Hoisting System

Frontier-Kemper and FKC-Lake Shore completed construction in October 2014.

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LOCATION: Fredonia, KS

MARKET: Petroleum

OWNER: Wilson Co. Holdings

CONTRACTOR: Frontier-Kemper Constructors

START DATE: April 2013

END DATE: October 2014