This increase is anticipated to augment the demand for mud drilling
technology and equipment, which will invoke concerns about disposal procedures.
8226; Specific exposures associated with practices like horizontal and mud drilling
as well as hydraulic fracturing
Also on display was a full range of Victaulic grooved products for upstream, midstream and downstream applications, including the latest Victaulic Delta-Y Assembly, a combination of pre-assembled Victaulic cast grooved fittings, couplings and valves designed specifically for bulk cement/barite systems on offshore oil drilling platforms and mud drilling
This new drilling program will incorporate 6,000m of aircore drilling, followed by a proposed 6,000m of rotary mud drilling
, and is designed to define the host channel system and outline the extent of continuous uranium mineralisation.
Later, the TwinAir compressors will also be used for mud drilling
and nitrogen purging applications, said Achamveetil.
Similar to mud drilling, this method uses air instead of mud and is advantageous when it is inconvenient to use water for drilling.
Mud drilling can fill cracks of deep geologic formations with the mud, causing a loss of pressure and a potential collapse of the hole.
Upon encountering unexpectedly thick alluvium ('gravel") in December 2011, the company contracted an expert in reverse circulation mud drilling
to supervise the drilling of the IP target and brought in special equipment to facilitate placing casing through the gravel.
The second hole began on November 13th using a combination of DTH, RC, and rotary mud drilling
to reach the target depth of 150m.
This program, which will continue throughout the entire year will consist in using a large bore mud drilling
rig capable of deep drilling.