Groundwater Drilling Articles

  • Module square pile breker accelerates break of square pile

    Concrete precast square piles can withstand large loads, strong durability and fast construction speed. It is one of the widely used pile types, but its pile breaking efficiency needs to be improved. In the current industry, break square piles are often used ways like square pile breakers, pneumatic picks, hydraulic picks, broken hammers, and pile cutters. Wind ...

  • Module square pile breker accelerates break of square pile

    Concrete precast square piles can withstand large loads, strong durability and fast construction speed. It is one of the widely used pile types, but its pile breaking efficiency needs to be improved. In the current industry, break square piles are often used ways like square pile breakers, pneumatic picks, hydraulic picks, broken hammers, and pile cutters. Wind ...


    By lydite trading company

  • Module square pile breker accelerates break of square pile

    Concrete precast square piles can withstand large loads, strong durability and fast construction speed. It is one of the widely used pile types, but its pile breaking efficiency needs to be improved. In the current industry, break square piles are often used ways like square pile breakers, pneumatic picks, hydraulic picks, broken hammers, and pile cutters. Wind ...

  • Groundwater Week 2017 Highlights

    Highlights Day 1 2017 Groundwater Summit Kicks Off with Opening Session Session focuses on a new multi-benefit model for green infrastructure and groundwater. ...

  • 30" Sleeve Installed with Directional Drilling Underneath Highway

    “Taking time to properly plan and execute a horizontal drilling and utility installation project can save client’s monetarily by avoiding road closures and other costly delays typical with trenching,” said Mike Bertram of Directional Technologies. “We know that  Directional Technologies has the right personnel in place and they are using the best horizontal drilling ...

  • KASTHEW GEOTECH DRILLING SOLUTIONS CO. UGANDA LTD (EAST AFRICA)

    KASTHEW GEOTECH Solutions Co. Uganda Ltd. offers Geophysical and Hydro-geological surveys, Water well drilling, coring and Geotechnical with services (works, Consultation, project supervision and contracting) across the East African Region. KASTHEW GEOTECH WORKS / SERVICES;- 1.    SITE INVESTIGATIONS (Dam sites, Bridges, Roads, Buildings, Quarries, Mines, Windmills, Towers) ...

  • Drill King International is exploring reverse-circulation drilling opportunities in Chile

    The new XT RC50 hammer from Drill King International completed drilling trials at the beginning of August 2016. This 5in (127mm) reverse-circulation (RC) hammer is the first one from the XT (Extreme Torque) series, introduced by the down-the-hole (DTH) drilling equipment manufacturer from Texas, US. The XT RC hammer series will complement Drill King's extensive line of DTH air- and water-powered ...

  • Case Study - Groundwater: 600 meter Deep Survey

    Thika, Kenya Survey date: February 13, 2006 Location: Thika, Kenya Instrument: SuperSting R8/IP with Switch Box 84 and AGI resistivity imaging cable and electrode stakes with spring Electrode geometry:  combined dipole-dipole, schlumberger and pole-dipole array (20 m spacing for 646 m exploration depth) Software:  ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Case study - One-pass-trencher used to repair Tyler Dam

    Greg DeWind takes pride in his one-pass trenching machine. With a smile on his face, he watches Wednesday as it is used to dig a trench at the Lake Tyler Dam. The 225,000-pound, 3,000-horsepower machine mixes soil, cement and bentonite clay as it cuts a trench that is 2 1/2-foot wide and about 70 feet deep, according to Steve Richards, with ETTL Engineers and Consultants. It burns about 100 ...

  • Shield Environmental Assoc. Defeats Bedrock Contamination with BOS 200® at Truck Stop

    Shield Environmental Associates (Lexington, KY) has faced some daunting challenges over many years of successful service to their clients, but this one was remarkable. The Problem: A 320 foot long dissolved BTEX plume in both shallow and deep zones in lithology very unfriendly to direct push sampling or injections. The Team: Shield Environmental Associates ...

  • Russia`s growing interest in HARDBANDING

    The OilTec Division of Castolin Eutectic, world experts in wear protection of drilling equipment and tools, presented key solutions to drilling contractors, service and production companies at the 12th Moscow International Exhibition “Oil and Gas” / “MIOGE 2013”. The event took place in Moscow on 25 – 28 June 2013. We demonstrated our solutions ...


    By Castolin Eutectic

  • ASC Tech Services

    Environmental contamination is risky business, to access risk, high-tech and unique geophysical site characterization methods can be employed. By utilizing these high tech gadgets that describe the ground and detail exactly what can’t be seen. Just like the Silicon Valley, new methods have surfaced and now more than ever it is easy to characterize the subsurface using direct push tools. ...


    By ASC Tech Services

  • Biodegradable products enhance oil production case study

    Kemira’s biodegradable products play an important role in oil production in the North Sea. When seawater is injected into the deposits to move oil toward the drill pipes, it comes into contact with a different type of water: the water under the seabed. These two types of water do not mix well, and the layers of scale that form as a result may damage pipelines and halt production. The ...


    By Kemira Water Solutions, Inc.

  • Horizontal Directional Drilling - A Green and Sustainable Remediation Remedy

    Interest in using sustainable practices and technologies for environmental cleanup has increased notably within the past few years. The US EPA and many states have published recommended practices to reduce the environmental footprint of cleanup operations, and many consultants and contractors are attempting to “go green” in contaminated site remediation. It makes sense to conserve ...

  • Installing gravity sewer in tough Georgia rock

    It took a contractor who was receptive to an innovative new installation approach, a good deal of patience and a whole lot of determination — after two previous attempts by other contractors using drills and air hammers were unsuccessful — to finally conquer a pesky 800-foot (243.8 m) stretch of tough Georgia blue granite. Hence, project owner Coweta County Water and Sewer Authority ...


    By Vermeer

  • “Exciting new Wear Solutions for Hardbanding”

    Offshore drilling, with today’s advanced technology, allows a larger amount of the drilling to be done in the same well. This implies drilling over a far longer distance and the use of directional drill technology. Although this gives major cost and logistic advantages it also greatly increasing wear on the drill string and casing. This wear and the string/casing friction (where they touch) ...


    By Castolin Eutectic

  • For a successful finish, you need to start with the right tools

    Proper tool selection and pre-planning helps minimize mistakes When Brian Kenkel decided the time was right to start his own business, there were several underground drilling contractors already firmly established. Having been involved with horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for several years before he and two business partners founded Hurk Underground, based in Grinnell, Iowa, ...


    By Vermeer

  • New advances in planning a bore

    Software helps take out the guesswork Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is challenging and difficult work fraught with unknown obstacles. While it’s not possible to eliminate every obstacle, bore planning software tools developed by drill manufacturers can help small and large contractors create a bore plan that may help minimize risks. Bore planning software was ...


    By Vermeer

  • Directional drill resale values and how to get the most for your rig

    Wide resale value disparity among brands There’s a lot to consider when purchasing or leasing a horizontal directional drill — features, durability, support, training and overall value. But one area often overlooked is the potential resale value of the unit. Too often contractors will overlook the potential value of the machine after its useful life in their ...


    By Vermeer

  • Restoring a gravel/cobble substrate trout stream, Swift Run Creek

    River Restoration Project on Swift Run Creek, Removal of Bentonite in Trout Stream to Restore Gravel/Cobble Substrate using Sand Wand™. Swift Run Creek is a trout stream 25 miles north of Charlottesville, Virginia. During a drilling project near Elkton, VA, bentonite was used as a lubricant in horizontal directional drilling under the creek, and also served to provide a seal around the ...


    By Streamside, LLC.

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