Water Well Drilling – Old School

I am not sure which country. This is how they actually drill a water well with very old school method.

Basically from what I’ve seen from the footage, it has the set up which is similar to a drilling rig. There is a circulating hose connected at the top. One man rotates the tubular and this represents a rotating system on the rig as a rotary table or top drive. Since there is no weight (I guess), one man stand on top of the tubular while being rotated in order to apply weight down hole in order to make a hole. The return is back from the annulus to surface and this is similar to mud circulating system.

30 old school water well drilling

This is very interesting to learn how people use their tool to drill a water well. I think they don’t know how to drill like us but they know how the basic system should be.

Any comments?

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5 Responses to Water Well Drilling – Old School

  1. Li Kejin says:

    Great! It’s original rotary well drilling, all the ideas of our drilling now from it.

  2. Mohamed Ali says:

    I think from this idea they found the way to create the top drive.

  3. muhammad javed says:

    I agree with you that its a old mathod in this time ciber rigs jeck up rigs and much more intered this filed ..

  4. It is really interesting how much well drilling has developed over the years. It seems like this is one job that keeps getting easier and easier due to technology. This is definitely such an important job so it is a good thing that we are doing our best to make it as easy as possible. It still amazes me how doing something like this is possible. It seems like it would take a lot of hard work, teamwork, and skill.

  5. Sam Fisher says:

    Water wells have been used for many hundreds of years, the concept is still the same but the technology is vastly different. That is a quite unique method that they are using to drill that well in the video. I’m not sure if that would work everywhere, but they got it to work wherever they are at. I would think that more modern methods would be in place for professional companies, well one would hope so.

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