There was a time when drilling methods were seen as a one-size-fits-all type of work shoe. But now, the market has exploded with styles and features to go with just about any profession on the planet.

So, how do you know how to match the right work shoe to the types of work you do? You consult your types of drilling methods to determine what is best for you.

Here’s a quick breakdown of figuring out the different types of drilling methods.

Rotary Drilling

Rotary Drilling

Rotary drilling uses a rotating drill bit to drill through rock. The rotating action of the drill bit pulverizes the rock, and the resulting debris is removed from the hole by circulating a drilling fluid. Rotary drilling is the most common type of drilling because it is very efficient and can be used in a variety of rock types.

Percussion Drilling

Percussion drilling is a type of drilling method that uses a percussion bit to break up rocks and minerals so that a sample can be extracted. It is a less common method than rotary drilling, but it can be used in various applications, including mining, geotechnical drilling, and oil and gas drilling.

Pneumatic Drilling

Pneumatic drilling is a type of drilling method that uses pressurized air to create a hole in the ground. Pneumatic drilling is a faster and more efficient method of drilling than traditional methods, and can be used in a variety of applications such as mining, construction, and oil and gas exploration.

Hydraulic Drilling

Hydraulic Drilling

There are many different types of drilling methods used in the oil and gas industry. Hydraulic drilling is one such method. In hydraulic drilling, a high-pressure fluid is used to create a hole in the subsurface. This fluid can be either water or a specially-formulated drilling fluid.

Hydraulic drilling is an efficient and effective way to drill through tough subsurface materials.

Directional Drilling

Directional drilling is used when the target formations are very deep or when the formations are located in difficult-to-reach areas. It is the most expensive and complicated drilling method, but it can access formations that are otherwise inaccessible.

Due to the depths directional drilling can go to, you would need to use transmitters such as Digitrak transmitters to help you see where your drill is and what are the conditions where it currently is.

Horizontal Drilling

Drilling projects

There are many different drilling methods that can be used to reach oil and gas deposits. Horizontal drilling is a type of drilling that involves drilling at an angle, rather than straight down.

This type of drilling can be used to reach oil and gas deposits that are located in hard-to-reach places. Horizontal drilling can also be used to drill multiple wells from a single location, which can save time and money.

Drill Your Way to Success

There are many different types of drilling methods used. Each type of drilling method has its own advantages and disadvantages. The type of drilling method used will depend on the specific conditions of the well being drilled. Keep this article in mind and drill your way to success!

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