The underground drilling environment presents a myriad of challenges, including groundwater unexpectedly encountered in the drill hole. Extremely high flow rates and pressures are not uncommon and can have disastrous results for a drilling operation. Luckily, a patented solution exists that is designed to allow drillers to cross zones with high water in-flow.
Drill holes can be very unpredictable in the path that they take, so drillers often have to deal with hole deviation. Drill hole deviation is when the hole ends up going in a direction other than the chosen trajectory. The installation of the wedge is done easily in a few steps.
Getting the longest life possible for your core matrix is a key consideration if you want to run a productive and profitable drilling operation. Changing a drill bit takes time especially the farther down the hole it is, and the time spent replacing a bit is not productive.
Abrasiveness is a ground condition that can cause headaches among many drillers. It can be difficult to drill through when present in any hardness of ground. Abrasive ground and rock can wear down drill bits quickly and in the case of hard abrasive ground, iron ore poses a particular problem and is often referred to as a bit cemetery.
Are you struggling to find ways to reduce your water consumption? Water shortages, emphasis on environmentally safe practices, government restrictions and regulations for drilling and mining companies – all combine to increase pressure on companies to find ways to reduce and recycle the water they use.