Water Well Drilling Articles

  • 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 ...

  • A novel approach for providing potable water in rural Sodwana Bay, northern Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

    Many people living in the Sodwana area of South Africa do not have access to potable water. Groundwater is the best source of fresh water for the rural community. Potable water in the Zululand coastal plain, Sodwana, South Africa can be enhanced by: (i) providing detailed information on the aquifer system using geophysics; (ii) providing information on groundwater quality and its efficient ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study - Groundwater: 125 GPM Water Well

    Groundwater Well Locating for West Texas Fracking Operation Date:  June 20, 2014 Site:  West-Texas – undisclosed oil and gas field Equipment:  SuperStingR8 WiFi with SwitchBox112 with passive cables spaced at 6m.  Dipole-dipole and strong gradient array Software:  EarthImager2D with a finite element inversion model ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Hydrogeology Practitioner Spotlight--Wayne Hutchinson

    Name: Wayne Hutchinson Office: Milwaukee Practice Area: Environmental Liability Management Area of expertise: Hydrogeology About Me in 140 Characters (or more!): I suppose I was drawn to a career in science, and specifically hydrogeology, because it allows me to use and apply mathematics, chemistry and physics to solve three-dimensional puzzles. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Drilling Mud in Horizontal Directional Crossing Project

    Horizontal Directional Crossing Project has a not long development in the country and even the world. But in recent years, pipeline horizontal directional crossing has been great development, large-scale construction of oil and gas pipelines across the length and across the diameter of the continuous creation of new records. In horizontal directional crossing project, the drilling mud play a very ...


  • Equipment List for full solids manage & drilling waste

    Solids Handle & drilling waste management are pretty important for drilling contractor. If they manage this division well, they can save lots of money on drilling mud / drilling chemicals, also they can be environmental friendly. There is much equipment needed for solids control & drilling waste ...


  • Drilling Mud and Mud Circulation System

    As more utility contractors are moving up to larger rigs, they are also moving toward the use of solids removal ( solid control ) systems. These solid control systems are not stand-alone units. They are part of the drilling fluids system along with the drilling fluid and the fluid pump. ...


  • CPT Case Study: GEI Consultants

    A CPT Q&A session with GEI Consultants Where do you perform your CPT work?: We perform CPT’s on earthen dams/embankments, river sediment depths, USCOE projects from Ft. Peck Montana to New York, RR alignments, bridge embankments, and Power plants. A little of everything you can imagine from Water, RR bridges, Landfills, stability of tail basins for the ...

  • Enabling Clean Water for 25 years

    Water-well drilling equipment company Boode has been active in groundwater abstraction since 1897, later focusing on supplying PVC well casings and screen systems. Its UK concern, established by Stan and Scott Dronsfield, celebrates 25 years in business this year. Stan Dronsfield still remembers the early days back in 1989 when they operated from a wooden shed in their garden, ...


    By Boode Waterwell Systems

  • Why is Europe failing to take the energy-water connection seriously?

    Concerns are intensifying in the US about the troubling interdependence of the economy'swater and energy needs. In particular, the vast quantities of ...


    By Ceres

  • Portable IR Analyzers Provide Petroleum & Wastewater Industries with Accurate Oil Content Measurements

    Fixed filter infrared (IR) analyzers have been used to test oil levels in produced water on off-shore and on-shore drilling platforms for well over 45 years. U.S. EPA methods 418.1 and 413.2 were used extensively on a worldwide basis until the Montreal Protocol called for Freon (the solvent used in the analysis) to be phased out. Infrared analysis using tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Oil & Gas exploration access road (Orito - Putumayo, Colombia) case study

    Background: Ecopetrol, one of the principal petroleum companies in latin america, has been expanding its reach deeper into the forests of Colombia. Drilling exploratory wells in remote locations such as the Putumayo basin concurs with a very aggressive growth strategy. The area around Orito is an extremely dense, undulating forest with poor soils and wet subgrades, nearly impossible to drive ...

  • Case study: Contract title - ADCO Drilling Operations

    Contract Location: Habshan, U.A.E. Contract Start Date: 10/2002 Contract Finish Date: 2005 Quantity Treated (m3): 30,000 tons Treatment Method: Thermal Desorption Rate of Treatment (m3/hr): 3.5 to 4.5 tons per hour (dependent upon feed) Working Hours per Day: 24 Working Days per Week: 5.5 Project Description: RLC Technologies contracted to ...


    By RLC Technologies, Inc.

  • Comply with Highly Regulated Oil in Water Measurements Using Portable Infrared Analyzers

    The Petroleum Industry – both offshore and onshore -- has regulations that limit the amount of oil in discharged water.  Fixed filter infrared (IR) analyzers have been used to test oil levels in produced water on drilling platforms for over 45 years for a number of reasons. On oil rigs where real estate is at a premium, infrared analyzers such as the Wilks InfraCal TOG/TPH ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Peristaltic Pumps - A lot more than just heavy duty

    By design, the peristaltic pump is ideal for the dependable handling of abrasive, corrosive, viscous, high density and high solid content fluids. It thrives in those applications where other types of pump fail. Water and waste water industries, mining and chemical processing are all prime markets for this workhorse. But being equal to the tough demands of these applications is far from its only ...

  • Oil & gas exploration access road (Orito - Putumayo, Colombia)

    Background: Ecopetrol, one of the principal petroleum companies in latin america, has been expanding its reach deeper into the forests of Colombia. Drilling exploratory wells in remote locations such as the Putumayo basin concurs with a very aggressive growth strategy. The area around Orito is an extremely dense, undulating forest with poor soils and wet subgrades, nearly impossible to ...


  • Modeling emissions from offshore drilling

    To regulate drilling activities proposed by oil and gas companies in the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico (GOM), governing agencies require the submittal and approval of certain plan documents before drilling activities can be initiated. For drilling activities in the Western GOM, these plans typically consist of one of the following: EP, or Exploration Plan – required to conduct ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • DTI installs 3 blind horizontal remediation wells in cobble

    The Issue An active retail gas station next to a wetland area has benzene and trimethylbenzene plumes in a water table aquifer containing sand, gravel and cobbles. Rock fragments and boulders several feet in diameter lie in the vadose zone, between the ground surface and the water table. Business at the gas station would slow down or stop for an extended period of time if a vertical ...

  • Why Bentonite Hurts Well Production: The Case for Biopolymer Drilling Fluid

    Bentonite is a naturally-occurring clay material, largely composed of the mineral, sodium mont-morillonite. The dominant property of bentonite is that it swells to many times its dry volume when hydrated by water, forming a viscous fluid with high gel strength. This makes bentonite an excellent product when used as a sealant, for preventing the influx of surface water into a well, sealing ...

  • Fearless flow back - treating completion fluids & acid flow backs

    An oil company completed a well and CETCO Oilfield Services was there to treat the flow back fluids. During the flow back, it was necessary for the oil company to continue normal drilling operations. Deck space on the structure was at a premium for the oil company, who simultaneously continued drilling while flow back fluids were being treated. CETCO Oilfield Services’ proven technology and ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

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