Can Directional Drilling Help You Find New Sources Of Water?

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Can Directional Drilling Help You Find New Sources Of Water?

11 August 2023
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Water is the most important resource on the planet, and demand is rising. In many parts of the world, access to fresh water is already limited, and the situation might only get worse in the future. So, what can you do to find new sources of water? One solution that is gaining traction is directional drilling, but what's involved, and is it a viable option for finding fresh water sources?

What Is This Technique?

Directional drilling is a technique that has been used for decades in the oil and gas industry to extract resources that were previously unreachable. This technology involves using a drill bit that can be steered in different directions, allowing for boreholes to be drilled at angles instead of just straight down. This directional tool can be used to drill for minerals, oil and gas, but it can also be used to access water sources. By drilling at an angle, it is possible to reach water sources that are otherwise impossible to access.

What Are the Advantages?

One of the main advantages is that it can be used to access water sources that are located under difficult terrain. For example, if you need to access water that is located under an already-developed area, conventional drilling techniques may be unsuccessful. However, directional drilling can be used to drill at an angle, allowing you to reach the water source from a more accessible location.

It's also a low-impact method of accessing water sources. Conventional drilling techniques can be incredibly disruptive to the environment, potentially leading to environmental issues from soil erosion to pollution. However, directional drilling is a much less intrusive process and can be completed with minimal disturbance to the surrounding landscape.

Directional drilling is also a highly efficient way of accessing water sources. Traditional drilling methods can be time-consuming and expensive, with no guarantee of success. In contrast, directional drilling can be completed quickly and with a higher chance of finding a viable water source. This efficiency makes directional drilling a cost-effective method of accessing water sources.

What to Do Next

Directional drilling is a method of drilling that has been used in the oil and gas industry for decades, but it is now gaining recognition as a viable option for finding new sources of water. This technology can be used to access water sources that are otherwise difficult to reach, and it is a low-impact and efficient method of drilling. 

Contact a professional to learn more about directional drilling