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Technical drilling issues in a borewell in Virajpet,Karnataka Need solutions to dig further

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I had a problem when drilling borewell for irrigation purpose and the drillers say that the air is passing and would not be able to drill any further. This happened 2 years back in Kodagu, Virajpet, Karnataka in South India and even the geologist report says between 60- 80 feet the rig operator will face the problem of air passing.

Tried to get the borewell done with 6inch diameter rig and the 1st time at 60 feet there was air passing and could not proceed any further. The rig operator stopped proceeding further as he said that the drilling cannot be done. There was no casing installed.

Geologist report also says that there is a possibility of air pass but that is only a minor problem which the riggers would take care of as mentioned earlier. But the drillers are unable to proceed further.

Need to know how we can proceed in drilling further. Is there any technique that will help resolve the situation ?

Regards

Sojan Kalappa

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<a href=Political (/regions/political) Karnataka (/regions/karnataka) Kodagu District (/regions/kodagu-district) Comments for this thread are now closed. 2 Comments IndiaWaterPortal Login  Recommend ⤤ Share Sort by Best RAJAMOHAMED AMBALAM 7 years ago Dear Sir, ⚑ You think for alternagte type of drilling. Use Calliz type of drilling machine. Go with normal drilling with water is drilling fluid. When you reach somewheere near 55 or 56 feet ask the driller to mix thick clay or Bendonite mud and negotiate drilling. May be after one hour or two hours of rotation "Mud Cake" will form and you can proceed further. As soon as you reach further down about 5 more feet you can insert appropriate casing. For the remaining recommended depth you can use normal DTH rigs. The so call void may not be more than 12 inches of 20 inches wide. Normally about 6 inches voilds are heard off. With best wishes, Rajamohamed Ambalam Geophysicist Chennain- 44361935209 △ ▽ wellwaterworks 7 years ago Dear Sojan Kalappa, ⚑ It seems that you have a large cavity or lateral zone through which there is loss of drilling fluid ( air in your case) What you could try is what is normally done while drilling for oil. We too have done it to seal of zones at depth through which water was flowing out of the borewell. " id="pdf-obj-1-34" src="pdf-obj-1-34.jpg">

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Dear Sir,

You think for alternagte type of drilling. Use Calliz type of drilling machine. Go with normal drilling with water is drilling fluid. When you reach somewheere near 55 or 56 feet ask the driller to mix thick clay or Bendonite mud and negotiate drilling. May be after one hour or two hours of rotation "Mud Cake" will form and you can proceed further. As soon as you reach further down about 5 more feet you can insert appropriate casing.

For the remaining recommended depth you can use normal DTH rigs. The so call void may not be more than 12 inches of 20 inches wide. Normally about 6 inches voilds are heard off.

With best wishes, Rajamohamed Ambalam Geophysicist Chennain- 44361935209

Dear Sojan Kalappa,

It seems that you have a large cavity or lateral zone through which there is loss of drilling fluid ( air in your case)

What you could try is what is normally done while drilling for oil. We too have done it to seal of zones at depth through which water was flowing out of the borewell.

You could drill to this depth, and then try to seal the horizontal joint system by pouring in cement slurry. naturally this should be quick setting cement slurry that you will use.

There is no gurantee how much of cement you may have to pump in, but definately after some itme say 15 minutes or so the cement starts setting and becomes more viscous and tends to seal of the zone near and around the borewell at that depth.

After the cement is hardened you could always redrill through it with out any problem using the same dth drillign rig.

To be sure please take advice of some civil enginer to get the right kind of fast setting cement slurry and the pumping equipment to carry out this job.

It would not be cheap, but definately it will solve the problem of loss of drilling fluid, if this situation again occurs at depth, the same excercise coudl be repeated.

Best of Luck

Dr. Anil Lalwani

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