borehole drilling News

  • atg UV to Fund Borehole Drilling in Burkina Faso

    'Unsanitary water kills more people worldwide than war'. atg UV have committed to supporting a small British charity, Myras Wells, funding the drilling of a borehole well in Burkina Faso in West Africa.  Burkina is the world’s 4th poorest country. More details will follow as the project gets underway.  In the meantime, please see Myra's Wells website for more ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • ZZ participated in crosshole and surface-borehole survey in WA

    ZZ carried out crosshole resistivity survey in Narndee, Western Australia. The scope of the survey is to gathering more information for the client, so the client can better plan for the next drill hole. Having drilling rig standby usually cost clients good amount of money. ZZ crew used state of the art technology to reduce this standby time. ZZ was able to provide preliminary report to the ...

  • NGWA offers course on borehole geophysical logging

    The National Ground Water Association is offering the course, “Borehole Geophysical Logging for Water Resources/Water Supply Applications,” April 11-13 in San Jose, California. The objective of this course is to provide a basic framework and criteria for the use of borehole geophysics (wireline logs) in the design or rehabilitation/abandonment of resource/water supply wells. ...

  • Drill cuttings treatment in Azerbaijan

    Drill cuttings containing hydrocarbon contaminants from the Oil & Gas industry are generally considered to be special waste. They are the broken bits from boreholes mixed with water and drilling fluids. Fluids released during the drilling process comprise of water, diesel or other hydrocarbons used for lubrication. There are various different ways to handle drill cuttings. To this ...

  • Baker Hughes introduces new drill bits to drill faster and farther

    Baker Hughes announced today the commercial release of its line of Kymera™ XTreme (XT) hybrid drill bits, designed to help oil and gas operators lower their well construction costs through faster and more durable ...


    By Baker Hughes, a GE company

  • Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial

    The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned land in rural North Dakota, but it has already been met with ...


    By Associated Press

  • Drilling not earthquake caused Java mud volcano

    A mud volcano which has caused millions of dollars worth of damage in East Java, Indonesia was caused by the drilling of a gas exploration well, an international team of scientists has concluded. The two-year old mud volcano, known as Lusi, is still spewing huge volumes of mud and has displaced more than 30,000 people from their homes and businesses in Sidoarjo, East Java. The most detailed ...

  • Using the C-ALS borehole-deployable laser scanner to scan an inaccessible cellar network

    Fondasol is a firm of consulting geotechnical engineers which advises constructors in the design of geotechnical structures and the study of soil-structure interactions. The company was contracted by the local town council to conduct a survey on a brownfield site in the 9th Century town of Schiltigheim in north eastern France. Although the original building is no longer standing, the site ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Concentrated on self drilling rock bolt manufacturing-Sinorock

    Sinorock is the supplier of self drilling rock bolt systems.We supply couplings, hollow core drill bits and other hardware for ground support and shoring anchors.We also manufacture ground support hardware like adapter coupling and special order accessories. The Sinorock self drilling rock bolt system is especially ...


    By sinorock

  • PA DEP Fines Atlas Resources for Drilling Wastewater Spill in Washington County

    PITTSBURGH, PA - The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Atlas Resources LLC $97,350 for allowing used hydraulic fracturing fluids to overfill a wastewater pit and contaminate a high-quality watershed in Hopewell Township, Washington County. The violations were ...

  • Boart Longyear Team Uses Dual-Tube Flooded Reverse Circulation Technique to Drill 60-inch Shaft through Loss Circulation Zones at Wyoming Coal Mine

    A Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com) drilling team rose to the challenge as it bore down into the earth to create a ventilation shaft for an underground longwall coal mine in Southwest Wyoming. The task? Guide a 60-inch bit to a depth of 550 feet through a challenging geological formation that included two aquifers – all in just over four weeks. Not ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Difficult ground encountered while installing 10 SVE wells at Superfund Site

    This Indiana site required the installation of 10 horizontal SVE wells beneath and through an area of fill, waste, and debris. During drilling the extreme conditions were encountered frequently. A typical cross section through the site displayed steeply dipping layers of brick, slag, and miscellaneous debris.  The standard drilling practices that guide most installations fall by the wayside ...

  • Sinorock Soil Nails Design Advantage

    Sinorock Soil Nails Design Advantage Sinorock soil nail is a kind of self drilling hollow anchor bolt. It consists of hollow anchor bar, drill bit, coupling, packer, plate and nut. Drilling, installation, and injection of the soil nail in one single operational step. And it has easy and similar operating principle for different rock mass and ...


    By sinorock

  • Groundwater industry opportunities in geothermal heating/cooling subject of NGWA conference

    Increasing public demand for reduced fossil fuel consumption is creating growing business diversification opportunities with geothermal heating and cooling systems, according to presentations scheduled for the National Ground Water Association's 'Geothermal and Horizontal Drilling Forum,' August 25-25, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. Using vertically drilled earth boreholes to connect heat pumps is a ...

  • Second well on the way to cap deepwater horizon

    If you think threading a needle is difficult, imagine drilling into an 18-centimetre-wide cylinder 5500 metres below the sea floor. That is the challenge facing BP engineers as they attempt to drill two relief wells in the Gulf of Mexico in a bid to stem the flow of oil from the stricken Deepwater Horizon. A relief well aims to bisect the original well casing, enabling engineers to pump in mud ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Preview bauma China 2012

    Bauma China has not only become the most important trade fair for the Chinese market, but has also established itself as a major showroom and meeting place for the international construction machinery community. At this major international trade fair, BAUER Maschinen GmbH will again be showcasing new and innovative plant and equipment and is looking forward to welcoming large numbers of visitors ...


    By BAUER Resources GmbH

  • This World Water Day atg UV Technology are proud to be able to support Myra’s Wells

    With our passion and expertise in water treatment, the atg UV Team are continually looking for ways to support water projects and disadvantaged communities across the globe. This World Water Day, atg UV Technology are proud to be able to support Myra’s Wells and their water projects in Burkino Faso, West Africa. Burkina is the World’s 4th poorest country. Outside of the ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Abandoned water wells can present risks

    Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface ...

  • Gold Deposits Imaged with the SuperStingR8 in Yukon, Canada

    Resistivity and IP data measured with the SuperStingR8 WiFi, Android App, AGI cable and EarthImager software were used to image gold deposits confirmed by drill cores in the Yukon Territory of Canada. AGI SuperStingR8 induced polarization and resistivity data were successfully used to locate and map economically important gold deposits in high resolution using relatively low weight and low ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • North Sea oil could be found with unmanned drones

    Unmanned, remote-controlled drone aircraft are being used to search for new and undiscovered oil reserves in the North Sea for the first time. The new machines are being used to study geology from the air as part of a scheme from Aberdeen University, The Scotsman reports. A group from the Norway-based University of Bergen are also contributing to the initiative.  Rock formations in remote ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

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