Exploration Technique: Drilling Techniques
|Exploration Technique Information|
|Exploration Group:||Drilling Techniques|
|Exploration Sub Group:||None|
|Parent Exploration Technique:||Exploration 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.
-Drilling can be dangerous.
-Most drilling methods need a drilling pad which requires 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.
No exploration activities found.