The British Drilling Association (BDA) is publishing a Rotary Drilling Manual, which is designed to not only focus on safety but also include information on process, techniques and equipment.
Aimed at inexperienced drillers and crew, site supervising engineers, quantity surveyors, clients and their advisers and insurers, the 470+ page guide will provide a clear and succinct reference document for all techniques of rotary drilling, including ground investigation, water well formation, geothermal drilling and installation, mineral exploration, and geotechnical process less than 300mm diameter.
Speaking about the guide, Mark Toye of the BDA's Technical and Standards Committee said: "This publication is long overdue, providing a much-needed definitive guide to rotary drilling that goes beyond just safety to discuss methodologies as well as good practice, execution and reporting. It will be the go-to document for all who care about raising and maintaining standards within the drilling sector".
The guide is authored by Stephen Tomlinson, who boasts over 40-plus years of experience, as well as the support of the BDA's Technical and Standards & Training and Education Committees, Chaired by Mark Toye and Paul McMann and is expected to be released circa Q1 2020.
The guide will be available on the BDA website, free to BDA members and at a cost of £300 for non-members.