Drilling Methods

Course Information
TitleΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΓΕΩΤΡΗΣΕΩΝ / Drilling Methods
CodeNGGG 734Ε
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorNikolaos-Panagiotis Chatzigogos
Course ID600019073

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses743
TEKTONIKĪ GEŌLOGIA KAI STRŌMATOGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)743
EFARMOSMENĪ GEŌLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)743
KOITASMATOLOGIA - OIKONOMIKĪ GEŌLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)743

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1)Organise a site investigation program for boreholes: detect the number, their depth and their location. 2)Drilling and sampling methods (Samplers according to the type of ground) 3)To record and evaluate borehole samples and in situ tests 4)Borehole and well logging techniques 5)Methods of well drilling, completion and development Field Trip Learning outcomes 1.Apply theory into context (train in a real time situation). 2.Understand better the principles of drilling techniques. 3.Are trained to the responsibilities and tasks of a geologist supervising a borehole. 4.Explore in detail and understand, through conversation with the drilling operators, specific issues of borehole/well drilling techniques.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
•Introduction to drilling techniques (historic review, basic concept and principles) •Methods of drilling •Drilling planning for geotechnical purposes •Methods of sampling •Borehole logging •Evaluation of boreholes and in situ testing •Hydro mastic projects •Methods of Borehole/Well drilling •Borehole/Well completion •Borehole/Well development •Well logging Field Trip In the frame of the course, a one-day field trip takes place in the region of Central Macedonia where either a borehore or a well is drilled. The field trip includes the viewing of the drilling, geologic observations in order to justify the scope of the works, presentation of drilling techniques-types of samplers-types of boring heads, in situ field testing and borehole logging techniques according to the projects’ specifications.
Boreholes, sampling techniques, Description of core samples, in situ testing, monitoring instrumentation in boreholes, Well drilling, Drilling equipment, Well completion-development, borehole logging
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1)The teachers uses computer and relative presentation or other software during the lectures 2)Part of the lectures’ presentations as well as additional educational material are available to the students through the auth e-learning platform 3)The teachers communicate with the students via e-mail or other social media (e.g. skype, viber, etc 4)The course evaluation is performed using the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.) website
Course Organization
Reading Assigment10
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities7
Written assigments8
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΓΕΩΤΡΗΣΕΩΝ, Κ. Βουδούρης – Β. Μαρίνος, 2011, Σημειώσεις, Εργαστήριο Τεχνικής Γεωλογίας και Υδρογεωλογίας, Α.Π.Θ.
Additional bibliography for study
SITE INVESTIGATION, C.R. Clayton , M.C. Matthews , N.E. Simons, 2nd Edition 1995, ISBN-10: 9780632029082
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