Optimum Water Well Drilling Equipment for Remote Tactical Areas.
Final technical rept.,
OKLAHOMA UNIV NORMAN SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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The objective of the study is to evaluate current day lightweight rotary drilling equipment to determine a configuration of commercial equipment that would best meet the U. S. Army application of constructing water wells in remote tactical areas. A systematic framework for configuring the equipment is achieved by dissecting a rotary drilling rig for water well construction into four principal elements the drill system that imparts rotation to drill subsurface formations the circulatory system which removes hole cuttings during drilling operations a power unit to support both the circulatory and drill system and an aggregation of support materials to execute a drilling and well development program. Detailed data is collected and presented to evaluate alternatives of various circulations and drilling various sized holes with different drill pipe combinations. Author
- Civil Engineering
- Machinery and Tools