Borehole Drilling Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

In fact, borehole drilling is a relatively simple procedure, notwithstanding the fairly complex technology that goes into it. With that being said, a borehole is a “simple” thing only if you follow the needed steps to successful completion. Drilling a borehole, much like building a car or smelting gold ore, is a specialised process – there are no alternatives to doing it right. Borehole drilling might use known technologies that are commonplace around industrial yards and the like, but putting them all together in a drilling rig makes a machine for which there’s no substitute. The alternative to drilling a

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The Importance of Exploration Drilling

When one thinks about it, a lot of human activity is centred underground. Not only mining and other extraction industries live underground in a real sense, but a great many others need to know what’s underground before they can plan a development or simply build on top of it. Enter exploration drilling, a practice widely employed in industry, as well as by farmers, diverse development companies, and even homeowners. The thing is, when you need to know what lies under your feet, you need to know. Geophysical realities are paramount as basic intel in any development planning, so it’s not

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Get Your Core Drilling Done by The Pros

Many might be familiar with borehole drilling and even blast drilling, where the pursuit is either for water or a suitable shaft down which to drop explosives to clear the path of building construction or roadways. Core drilling is a member of the same family, but it’s an unfamiliar term for most people outside of the fraternities that regularly employ these contractors. Whereas drilling into the earth is usually in pursuit of a familiar resource, in the life of core drilling contractors, the core is the resource. In a nutshell, these drills are specially designed to glean a sample from

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How Much Is That Borehole of My Dreams?

Is water more precious today than it was yesterday? Yes! Anyone thus thinking of sinking a borehole has already passed the point where it makes practical and financial sense – we, in fact, reached that point decades ago in South Africa. While borehole drilling prices have escalated over the years, as has everything else, when calculated with inflation factored in, it still costs very much the same per metre to drill a borehole today as it did 50 years ago – hence boreholes’ cost-effectiveness and widespread use. Although the pricing structure hasn’t changed, borehole drilling precision and delivery have changed

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Get the Pros on Your Blast Hole Drilling Requirements

Large sectors of the South African economy are familiar with borehole drilling and its associated equipment. As water becomes more expensive in South Africa, more and more people are investigating their underground water options. Both domestic and agricultural parties seek out groundwater for the cost-effective and clean resource it provides. There is more to drilling than only drilling for water, however, and a number of regular drilling applications form the more comprehensive workload of those running drilling rigs. Monitoring drilling, for example, is normally about water – but not simply about bringing it to the surface for potable water. Monitoring

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