There have been very few, if any, books of a practical nature covering the ’art’ of drilling holes in the ground especially for water. Some rather lengthy tomes are and have been available over the years which have been pretty well incomprehensible to the average field man, or indeed, those responsible for the administration of field operations. Most of those books have been written by people with peripheral disciplines to the industry thus haven’t had the field experience to really get hold of the heart of the matter. Drilling for Water - 2 has been written to be understandable to field personnel and in their own terms. Everything in it is based on considerable field experience. Following the publication of Drilling for Water, many accolades were forthcoming such as …packed with information… …my bible… …most welcome… …a breath of fresh air… …couldn’t put it down… etc.
’…a wealth of practical information and a large number of illustrations - most of which are first-class…I have no hesitation in recommending it to all those who have an interest in water-well construction.’ Water and Environmental Management
Contents: Introduction; Drilling Rig: Foreword to Book One; The drilling rig; The top drive rig; The cable percussion rig; About your rig; The Bit: Foreword to Book Two; The bit; The drag bit; The rockbit; Down-the-hole hammers and bits; Getting to know your hammer and bit; Diamond bits; The Drill String: Foreword to Book Three; The drill string; Care of your rotary string; About the well-site; Flushing Systems: Foreword to Book Four; Flushing systems; Mud drilling; Casing and Cementing: Foreword to Book Five; Casing and cementing; Well Development: Foreword to Book Six; Well development; Testing the well; The Auxiliaries: Foreword to Book Seven; Auxiliaries; Basic Geology: Foreword to Book Eight; Basic geology; Handy Formulae: Foreword to Book Nine; Handy formulae; The bottom line; Incidentals: A summary of sayings; A glossary of terms.