THE VALUE OF LOCAL EXPERTISE – HYDROGEOLOGICAL DRILLING COMPANIES
Working in remote areas presents challenges in understanding the conditions and environment, compounded by the lack of support services and logistics.
Large areas of the Top End of Northern Territory and north west Western Australia are yet to be developed meaning vast areas have not been subject to hydrogeological investigation and recording.
When selecting preferred contractors for projects in the region, the value of local expertise and knowledge should not be underestimated.
As local contractors based in Kununurra, Direct Drilling have a comprehensive network of service providers across the region to support operations and ensure that projects are managed and delivered efficiently.
Having provided extensive exploration and water well services across the region to a range of clients and industries, the company has built up a comprehensive and enviable database of both geology and hydrology.
This valuable experience and knowledge resource gives Direct Drilling an unparalleled advantage in selecting appropriate rigs & support equipment, drilling methodologies and techniques, ensuring project outcomes are met. Understanding water well construction in tropical ground and water temperatures ensures that construction materials are appropriate for the conditions and formation pressures. A knowledge of pH, salinity and water quality ensures suitable drilling muds and fluids are on site to manage drilling operations and control hole stability and cutting returns. The local knowledge and understanding of surface topography and native vegetation is instrumental in locating underground water sources in new previously explored ground.
The company’s data resource is a valuable tool in mitigating risk to the client in water investigation, monitoring and production well drilling and construction, and de-watering projects.
An understanding of local ground conditions and formations reduces project risks and gives clients confidence in successful value for money project results.