Exploration Technique: Development Drilling
|Exploration Technique Information|
|Exploration Group:||Drilling Techniques|
|Exploration Sub Group:||Development Drilling|
|Parent Exploration Technique:||Drilling Techniques|
|Information Provided by Technique|
|Lithology:||Identify lithology and mineralization, provide core samples and rock cuttings|
|Stratigraphic/Structural:||Retrieved samples can be used to identify stratigraphy and structural features such as fracture networks or faults|
|Hydrological:|| -Water samples can be used for geochemical analysis
-Fluid pressures can be used to estimate flow rates
|Thermal:|| -Temperatures can be measured within the hole
-Thermal conductivity measurements can be done on retrieved samples.
-Development drilling can be dangerous.
-Development drilling requires a drilling pad which needs a small amount of land to be cleared for the drilling rig and all associated equipment. In many locations access roads need to be constructed so all the drilling equipment can be transported to the drilling location.
- Iceland Drilling Company Ltd. Iceland Drilling Company Ltd [Internet]. 2013. [cited 2013/10/07]. Available from: http://www.linkedin.com/company/iceland-drilling-company-ltd
|Page||Area||Activity Start Date||Activity End Date||Reference Material|
|Development Wells At Salt Wells Area (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, 2009)||Salt Wells Geothermal Area||2005||2005|