overall drilling time

overall drilling time

[¦ō·vər¦ȯl ′dril·iŋ ‚tīm]
(mining engineering)
The total time for rock drilling including time for setting up, withdrawing, and moving drills, time for mechanical delays, and the time for the actual drilling.
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Consequently holes in the SE block will be drilled without any time waiting for cement curing, which reduces their overall drilling time.
It said it had reduced the overall drilling time by more than 50 days, saving about 150 million crowns per production well compared with what it would have cost with 2013 techniques.
The overall drilling time was 26 to 27 days per well from a 5.5 acre well pad.
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