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Borehole Drilling

Borehole Drilling

What Is Borehole Drilling?

Borehole drilling is the process of drilling a hole in the ground for the extraction of a natural resource such as groundwater, brine, natural gas, or petroleum, for the injection of a fluid from surface to a subsurface reservoir or for subsurface formations evaluation or monitoring. Drilling for the exploration of the nature of the material underground (for instance in search of metallic ore) is best described as well drilling. The earliest boreholes were water wells, shallow pits dug by hand in regions where the water table approached the surface, usually with masonry or wooden walls lining the interior to prevent collapse. Modern drilling techniques utilize long drill shafts, producing holes much narrower and deeper than could be produced by digging. This is taken a step further with our unique drilling machine which ensures that your choice of water freedom is not going to adversely affect the value of your property. Borehole drilling can be done either manually or mechanically and the nature of required equipment varies from extremely simple and cheap to very sophisticated.

Borehole Drilling Process

  1. The first step is to call a water diviner to survey your property to see if you have a chance of finding water on your property
  2. We will discuss your needs and supply you with a quotation for the borehole drilling.
  3. We drill until we get to solid rock, install a steel casing to preserve the hole, and then drill deeper. Once we find decent water, we generally go 10 m past to create sumo.
  4. In some conditions, the borehole might be unstable and we would have to install slotted PVC casing backfilled with silica filter stones.
  5. While we are drilling we will keep you updated hourly on our progress.
  6. After the rig leaves your property, cleaners will come in the next day to remove the drilling sand (a deeper clean can be quoted for at this stage).
  7. If it is a low yielding borehole we suggest doing a yield test to see if the hole is viable
  8. Pump technicians would then commence with the pump and filter installation.


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