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 Fall 2016 photos submitted by readers from September – November of 2016.
A landing craft brought a Hardiman Co. & Associates crew to this small island in Greenwich, Conn., after Hurricane Sandy to conduct boring for a damaged ferry landing.
Source: Tom Hardimann / Hardiman Co. & Associates
Drillers with Supra Indodrill use a 200-horsepower Volta rig to drill a 12-inch borehole for a water well in East Java, Indonesia.
Source: Supra Indodrill
The sun sets over a crew from Toy Drilling Contractor as they drill a hill in western Pennsylvania.
Source: Brody Toy / Toy Drilling Contractor
Drillers with Statewide Well Drilling install a 500-foot water well for a new home in Kennewick, Wash.
Source: Tyler Haney / Statewide Well Drilling
A crew with International Construction Equipment managed to squeeze a Comacchio GEO 305 inside the Georgetown, S.C., city hall for a drilling job.
Source: Kevin Thomas / International Construction Equipment Inc.
A crew with Walsh installs rock anchors on a tunnel portal in Louisville, Ky.
Source: William Wulf / Walsh
Toy Drilling Contractor has a long history. Here, Richard Toy, Gary Toy holding Brody Richard, and Brody Toy pose in front of the rig bought brand new years ago by Brody Toy’s grandfather and great-grandfather.
A crew with Downing Diversified LLC using a Ditch Witch JT60 AT did two separate pullbacks of 12-inch PVS across the Hoquiam River in Washington State for a sewer line replacement. The reamer managed the job, and even brought up old mooring cable as a souvenir for the drillers.
Source: Jimmy Downing / Downing Diversified LLC
Crews with Downing Diversified LLC cross paths with two Ditch Witch 3020AT horizontal rigs at the Portland International Airport RACS project.
A crew with First Bauxite in Guyana tackles the jungle with a track-mounted Sonic Drill Corp. rig.
Source: Nancy Argyle / Sonic Drill Corp.
A Sonic Drill Corp. rig tackles tough, mixed soil conditions for a new geothermal installation at Langara Community College in the Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. It got called out on this project after another rig technology failed to get the job done.
Drilling crews brought out two rigs for this job in southern Maryland, a big rig to overdrill and abandon an old well and a smaller rig to install a monitoring well.
Source: John Gilman / A.C. Shultes of Maryland Inc.
A crew with C4 Grouting finishes up holes at Black Eagle Mine in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Crews say the machine pictured can go anywhere it needs to go, and go up to 1,200 feet down when it gets there.
Source: Darrell Clouthier / C4 Grouting
Drillers in North Carolina use a TEI HEM560 drill mounted on an extended reach excavator to install rock bolts in a cliff, which had become unstable and threatened the retail area below it.
Source: Joe Patterson / TEI Rock Drills
Atlas Copco T-45 SmartRoc.
Source: David Bradley / Maine Drilling & Blasting
Winch work Torrington CT . Atlas Copco D7 Remote
The Telescopic Piling Extension (TPE) option for Digga drilling and anchor drives allows for skid steer mounted drilling drives to reach up or out in difficult applications with low overhead or bad ground conditions. Get the work done with your existing equipment!
Source: Doug Amerman / Digga North America
Drillers with AU Drilling & Technical Services Ltd. Install a water well for a school in Kaduna, Nigeria.
Source: Mohammed Mairga / AU Drilling & Technical Services Ltd.
Faulks Well Service drills a replacement irrigation well using reverse circulation for a Quail, Texas, customer.
Source: Carson Faulks / Faulks Well Service
Professional Testing Service performs geotechnical exploration for a future church in a heavily wooded area in northwest Milwaukee. The crews did 38 bores, 265 lineal feet using their Geoprobe 7822.
Source: Brian Szydzik / Professional Testing Service
Drilling on a mountainside? Another day in the life of Montana’s Bridger Drilling.
Source: Sue Sampson / Bridger Drilling Inc.
A driller with Bridger Drilling goes right up to the edge of a drop off to provide water to a customer in Gallatin Valley, Mont.
An AmeriDrill crew installs electrical duct banks under taxiways and runways at Philadelphia International Airport.
Source: Dennis Moore / AmeriDrill
Local volunteers pitch in to move casing on a Healing Hands International water well project in southern Ethiopia.
Source: Curtis King / Healing Hands International
Calex Engineering Co. crews install bridge abutment caissons at the Horsethief Creek Bridge in Hesperia, Calif.
Source: Cory Williams / Calex Engineering Co.
Calex Engineering Co. installs soldier pile shafts for a temporary shoring wall using a Soilmec SR 40 at the BLVD 6200 project in Hollywood, Calif.
An overhead view of a Calex Engineering Co. soldier pile shafts project for a temporary shoring wall at the BLVD 6200 project in Hollywood, Calif.
Calex Engineering Co. drills soldier pile shafts for a temporary shoring wall at the BLVD 6200 project in Hollywood, Calif.
Drillers with Two Eight Drilling installed 105 feet of 6 5/8 inch casing in this 10-inch hole for a monitoring well in Barnsdall, Okla.
Source: Ace McCarthy / Two Eight Drilling
A DMG Drilling crew installs shallow piezometers at a hydrocarbon reservoir terminal site in Mollendo, Peru.
Source: Victor Martinez / DMG Drilling
Drillers with Water Well Drilling Consulting Co. installed 70 water wells to 700 meters each in 6 months as part of the Wassia Project in Wassia, Saudi Arabia.
Source: Mondher Abbes / WDC Consulting USA
Vortex Drilling had to lift one of their Geoprobe 7822DTs into some pretty tight spots to install environmental wells at a refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Source: Donny May / Vortex Drilling
O’Keefe Drilling goes to work on a light pole job with their LoDrill in front of the Natural Resources Building at Montana Tech in Butte, Mont.
Source: Jaclyn Giop / O’
American Drilling worked itself into this tight spot inside a medical building with settlement issues. They did two bores to 20 feet using just half the legs of their Acker tripod. They used a kiddie pool for a mud tub, and idea they credited to Jim Mann, a 50-year veteran of the industry.
Source: Sean Ryan / American Drilling Inc.
A rig with Yankee Drilling company tries to keep its balance on a rock outcropping.
Source: David Lesperance / Yankee Drilling Co.
Raymer Co. Inc. drills a new 12-inch municipal well for the village of Ravenna, Mich.
Source: Gerry Neubecker / Raymer Co. Inc.
A crew with Parratt-Wolff Inc. drills with hollow stem augers and air rotary on an environmental site in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Source: Todd Muench / Parratt-Wolff Inc.
Hard to access sites aren’t an issue for this rig working a water well jobsite in Choluteca, Honduras. Drillers with MAPA drilled to 350 feet with using a down-the-hole hammer.
Source: Hector Ordonez / MAPA
Drillers with J. Olinger Drilling LLC install a replacement ag well at a jobsite in Closter, N.J.
Source: John Olinger / J. Olinger Drilling LLC
A Supra Indodrill drilling crew guides a 10-inch casing into the borehole for a 120-meter water well in Indonesia.
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