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Download one (or more!) of our super-helpful guides, informative presentations or easy to follow videos below. We tackle topics that affect drillers around the world, regardless of experience. Each one is written to help make your life easier and improve your drilling performance. And make sure you subscribe to our blog so you can be the first to learn about new material.

And for our friends across the globe, check below to see which guides are available in other languages.

Guide to mixing drilling fluid additives – Ground with clay or shale

Using drilling fluid additives can dramatically improve drilling performance and can resolve most of the issues faced by drillers. Why not make your life easier by learning how to properly use additives and overcome problems commonly found in clay or shale.

The Fundamental Guide to Core Bits Configurations

The Fundamental Guide to Core Bit Configurations

A great guide with tips to help you make the right choice of configuration options for your core bits.

The Driller’s Guide to Diamond Tools

If you want to get the most out of your diamond tools, you need to know the best ways to use and care for them. This free guide will give you: Recommended drilling and operating parameters, Matrix troubleshooting and options for core bit configuration.

Mineral Exploration – Guide to choosing the right core bit

Whether you are relatively new to drilling or a veteran, choosing the right drill bit is one of your most important decisions. This comprehensive guide answers the most commonly asked questions about how to pick a drill bit and includes charts and recommendations that will ensure you get the best drilling performance.

Geotechnical Exploration – Guide to choosing the right core bit

Whether you are relatively new to drilling or a veteran, choosing the right drill bit is one of your most important decisions. This comprehensive guide answers the most commonly asked questions about how to pick a drill bit and includes charts and recommendations that will ensure you get the best drilling performance.

Guide to mixing drilling fluid additives – Overburden

The use of drilling fluid additives dramatically improves drilling performance and can resolve the majority of issues faced by drillers. Why not make your life easier by learning how to properly use these additives and overcome problems common in overburden conditions.

Guide to Mixing Drilling Fluid Additives - Sandy Ground

Guide to mixing drilling fluid additives – Sandy Ground

Drilling in sandy conditions can be tricky. Drilling fluid additives are great products that can resolve many issues faced by drillers in sandy ground conditions. Why not learn how to properly use these additives to overcome problems with this handy guide?

Guide to mixing drilling fluid additives – What to avoid

It can be tough to get the right consistency when mixing mud with drilling fluid additives – and a tank of fish eyes looking back at you is just one common problem. Make sure your drilling mud is perfect with our ebook on the most common mixing errors and how to avoid them.

Guide to protecting and handling your drill rods

Guide to protecting and handling your drill rods

Who doesn’t want to get longer life for drill rods? Simple preventive maintenance and proper handling can result in longer rod life and lower operational costs. This guide will show you how.

Guide Rate of Penetration

The Essential Guide to Improving Your Rate of Penetration

Many variables affect your rate of penetration, and as a result, your productivity. Learn how to optimize variables that include: choice of core bit, bit configuration and height, water flow, rotation speed and bit pressure.

Elepump KF-50M Case Study: Not Your Grandfather’s Mud Pump

Learn how Nevada’s tough ground conditions couldn’t stop the Elepump KF-50M from impressing drillers. Major Drilling tested the Elepump KF-50M in some of the world’s toughest ground conditions, yet this lightweight pump outperformed its competition.

Fighting ground abrasiveness: win with Hero Abrasive

Learn all about our line of core bits developed specifically for abrasive ground. The Hero Abrasive family includes 3 matrices that provide excellent results. View this presentation for more.

Case Study Hero 11 Abrasive

Hero 11 Abrasive Case Study: A Longer Lasting, Free Cutting Bit

Learn why the Hero 11 Abrasive is the ideal core bit for highly abrasive and hard ground conditions. Dorado Drilling tested the Hero 11 Abrasive and achieved better penetration rates and improved bit life.

Determining Rock Hardness with a Scratch Test

The first step in deciding which core bit to use is to measure the hardness of the rock you will be drilling. Make sure you know where your rock lies on the hardness scale by performing a simple scratch test. With this video you’ll be able to determine the hardness of any sample with confidence.

Other languages

 

Guia Esencial para mejorar su tasa de penetración (sp)

Muchas variables afectan tu tasa de penetración, y como resultado de ello, su productividad. Sepa cómo optimizar dichas variables que incluyen: la elección de la broca, su configuración y su altura, el flujo de agua, la velocidad de rotación y la presión de la broca.

Exploration minière – Guide pour choisir le bon trépan (fr)

Que vous soyez relativement nouveau ou un vétéran du forage, choisir le bon trépan est l’une de vos décisions les plus importantes. Ce guide complet répond aux questions les plus fréquemment posées sur la façon de choisir un trépan. Il comprend des tableaux et recommandations pour vous assurer d’obtenir la meilleure performance de forage.

Exploración Minera – Guía para elegir la broca correcta (sp)

Sin importar si usted es relativamente nuevo o si ya tiene experiencia en el campo de la perforación, la elección de la broca correcta es una de las decisiones más importantes que debe tomar. Esta guía completa ofrece respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes acerca de este tema e incluye diagramas y recomendaciones que garantizarán que usted obtenga el mejor rendimiento es sus operaciones de perforación.

Mineral Exploration – Guide to choosing the right core bit (ru)

Whether you are relatively new to drilling or a veteran, choosing the right drill bit is one of your most important decisions. This comprehensive guide answers the most commonly asked questions about how to pick a drill bit and includes charts and recommendations that will ensure you get the best drilling performance.

Forage géotechnique – Guide pour choisir le bon trépan (fr)

Que vous soyez relativement nouveau ou un vétéran du forage, choisir le bon trépan est l’une de vos décisions les plus importantes. Ce guide complet répond aux questions les plus fréquemment posées sur la façon de choisir un trépan. Il comprend des tableaux et recommandations pour vous assurer d’obtenir la meilleure performance de forage.

Exploración geotécnica: Guía para escoger la broca correcta (sp)

Sin importar si usted es relativamente nuevo o si ya tiene experiencia en el campo de la perforación, la elección de la broca correcta es una de las decisiones más importantes que debe tomar. Esta guía completa ofrece respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes acerca de este tema e incluye diagramas y recomendaciones que garantizarán que usted obtenga el mejor rendimiento es sus operaciones de perforación.

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