Well drilling is the process of drilling a hole in the ground for the extraction of a natural resource such as ground water, brine, natural gas, or petroleum, for the injection of a fluid from surface to a subsurface reservoir or for subsurface formations evaluation or monitoring.
A series of open tanks, usually made of steel plates, through which the drilling mud is cycled to allow sand and sediments to settle out. Additives are mixed with the mud in the pit, and the fluid is temporarily stored there before being pumped back into the well.
Expert Reviewed. How to Drill a Well. Two Methods: Planning a Well Drilling the Well Community Q&A A well is a man-made hole dug into the ground to get to a liquid. The most commonly sought liquid is water: About 97 percent of the world's fresh water is found in underground aquifers, and some 15 million American homes have water wells.
Sales - Service - Installation. The first well drilling machine we purchased was a deep-rock hydro drill in 1978. It turned out not to work to good in this part of the country for wells, but worked good for digging post holes with an auger attached to it.
19th century drilling tools: Milles Fall Home Page (Old Tool Heaven) by Randy Roeder. General information as well as a description and picture of every Millers Falls drill tool ever sold including one-hand operated push drills which I have ignored here.