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:
Main Access Shaft (Conventionally Excavated)
Underground Drilling Gallery
Emergency Escape/Ventilation Shaft (Raise Bored)
Tunnel Connecting the Two Shafts (Drill & Blast Methods)
Permanent Headframe and Hoisting System
Hybridized Ventilation/Emergency Escape Hoisting System
Frontier-Kemper and FKC-Lake Shore completed construction in October 2014.