Drilling contractors find themselves in the field far more often than most. Rig-up, rig-down, there are always memorable views worth sharing. Our Drillers @Work gallery for Summer 2016 showcases photos submitted by readers from June – August, 2016.
Canadian Well Drilling, owned by Jamie Archer and Pete Fleming, with its Foremost DR 24 drill rig. Driller Bailey Holmes drills a water well in Midhurst, Ontario, Canada.
Source: Pete Fleming / Canadian Well Drilling
A drilling crew with Supra Indodrill Indonesia rig up to drill a 120-meter water well, 12 inches in diameter, in East Java, Indonesia.
Source: Aryanggi Iwan / Supra Indodrill Indonesia
Drillers with Capital Well Clean Water Center set up for a domestic water and fire suppression well for the Durgin and Crowell wood pellet plant being erected in Springfield, N.H.
Source: Dan Grace / Capital Well Clean Water Service
Fowler Well Drilling & Pump Service satisfies another customer in Canton, Ga. — this time hitting 30-40 gpm at about 300 feet using their ’96 Schramm T450.
Source: David Vann / Fowler Well Drilling & Pump Service
Capital Well Clean Water Center crews work on a residential job in Sunapee, N.H., where they decommissioned an existing 600-foot water well, then installed a new well in addition to five 500-foot bores for geothermal loops.
Source: Michael Dragon / Capital Well Clean Water Center
Henderson Drilling crews air develop a water well outside Casper, Wyo.
Source: Matthew Henderson / Henderson Drilling Inc.
A crew with Horsley Drilling works on a 6-inch domestic well in Sagle, Idaho, using their ’78 Driltech D40K.
Source: Zach Horsley / Horsley Drilling Inc.
Drillers with Brown Well Drilling set up to drill a 16-inch irrigation well in a soybean field in Essex, Mo.
Source: Amy Nichols / Brown Well Drilling Inc.
A crew with Crudewell Drilling works on a shallow oil exploration well in Clinton County, Ky.
Source: Adam Garmon / Crudewell Drilling Inc.
Slow drilling on a slope.
Source: Jeremiah Cross / Cross Well Drilling
A drill crew with Cross Well Drilling gets ready to run casing on a job in Lewellen, Neb.
A crew with All American Drilling and Pump Service adds to their drill string while drilling a well in Valley Center, Calif. They drilled to 425 feet and the well was developed to 65 gpm.
Source: James McGinnis / All American Drilling and Pump Service
N.C. Scronce of Scronce Well Drilling and Pump Service drills a well in the late ’50s. Though N.C. Scronce passed away in 2004, Scronce Well Drilling is in its 70th year and on its third generation.
Source: Jonathan Scronce / Scronce Well Drilling and Pump Service
N.C. Scronce, grandfather to Jonathan Scronce of Scronce Well Drilling and Pump Service, flow tests a well for the city of Conover, N.C., in the 1950s.
Henderson Drilling sets up to drill a water well outside of Casper, Wyo.
Source: Franklin Henderson / Henderson Drilling Inc.
Supra Indodrill, established in 1971 in Indonesia, uses Voltas truck-mounted rigs to drill an irrigation well in East Java, Indonesia.
Source: Aryanggi Iwan / Supra Indodrill
Driller Larry Gagnon and helper Scott McGaugh have their Foremost DR-24HD set up and ready to drill in front of the Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont.
Source: Jaclyn Giop / O'Keefe Drilling
A Colorado School of Mines student drills at an elevation of 9,000 feet in the Rockies using a Portadrillmini portable rig.
Source: Allan Geldean / A & D Drilling Supply Corp.
Horsley Drilling underreaming 10 inch steel casing to 540 feet for a water well at a winery in Clearlake, Calif.
Source: Zach Horsley / Horsley Drilling
Drilling a 6-inch test hole on top of Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Drilling a farm well in Steen, Minn.
Source: Brian Pinkelman / Thein Well
Technical experts inspect and test a groundwater well installed by Hydro Drill in Karachi, Pakistan. The urban well is about 250 meters and yields fairly low-salt content groundwater.
Source: Kamran Choudhri / Hydro Drill
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