There’s a whole world of untapped resources under our feet, but first, you have to get to them. This might be an issue if all you have is a shovel, but with the use and proper implementation of exploratory drilling, the earth's bounty is yours for the taking.
But how do you know where to drill? How does it work? Is there really gold in them there hills? Could you strike oil in your backyard?
Perhaps what you’re really looking for are some answers concerning the real-world application of exploratory drilling and how it might be the answer you’re looking for.
Whether you’re thinking about finding the water table for a well in your garden to lessen the strain during the upcoming apocalypse, or searching for particular minerals on an industrial scale, read on! We have the answers you’re looking for!
What is Exploratory Drilling?
Simply put, exploratory drilling is just that. Boreholes are drilled into the earth in positions likely to yield a sample of what you’re looking for, be it water or mineral deposits. Firstly, an investigative borehole to the required length. Then samples from along its depth can be analyzed for evidence that the desired material is in the proximity of the hole.
Once the search has yielded promising results, more holes are drilled in the surrounding area. This allows for suitable deposits to be located for extraction, preventing the loss of time and money that mining in the wrong spot would cause you.
This approach is preferable to digging out the side of a mountain to see if it contains what you’re looking for. It’s a lot quicker and cheaper to sift through a few precisely aimed extractions.
Methods of Drilling
Depending on where you’re drilling, what you’re drilling for, and what drilling services you require, there are different ways to go about it.
The methodology of drilling varies greatly between one form and another. For example, reverse circulation drilling is a method best used in remote areas where sourcing water could be troublesome and increase the running costs of the operation.
Geotechnical drilling ensures the proper structural integrity of buildings and foundations. Allowing a better understanding of the geological foundations of a large project.
Diamond drilling enables precise boreholes to be drilled through unforgiving depths of the earth. Even man-made materials such as concrete and metal are no match for diamond drilling.
Making The Right Choice
Whatever drill service you need, we’ve got you covered.
We’re proud of the team we’ve put together. We believe our quality control, innovation, safety, and customer service are second to none. As a family-owned and operated company, we understand the need for outstanding communication with a friendly approach. It’s our preference, too.
Now you know a little about what we do and the drilling services we provide, why not have a quick look at our equipment overview? If you’re interested in any particular rig, we’ve put a list of PDFs together so you can see their specs in greater detail!