Technical and Standards

The Technical & Standards Committee consists of Mark Toye (Chair), Callum Whitelaw, Chris White, Ben Swallow, Gordon Ross, Neil Coulter, Kenny Paxton, Angus Wheeler, Daniel Griffith, Ross Cameron and Mark Goring.

2020 Meeting Dates (on-line meetings)

  • 7 February 2020
  • 8 May 2020
  • 8 July 2020
  • 18 September 2020
  • 20 November 2020

The ground drilling industry is diverse in its range of applications; methods employed; plant & equipment used, and sites on which it works. The technical input required from manufacturers; suppliers, and contractors is considerable.

The field drilling personnel must be highly skilled, in order to understand and react to the technical difficulties down-hole – the so called “art of drilling”.

This section of the website will evolve over time, but can never totally include the vast technical detail of drilling or the Standards to which it performs. Guidance must be sought from industry experts on any particular project; application, or method. The BDA welcomes initial enquiries as to where expert advice may be obtainable.