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.
Course Content (Syllabus)
•Introduction to drilling techniques (historic review, basic concept and principles)
•Methods of drilling
•Drilling planning for geotechnical purposes
•Methods of sampling
•Evaluation of boreholes and in situ testing
•Hydro mastic projects
•Methods of Borehole/Well drilling
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
Additional bibliography for study
SITE INVESTIGATION, C.R. Clayton , M.C. Matthews , N.E. Simons, 2nd Edition 1995, ISBN-10: 9780632029082