Apex Drilling's Andy Johnson Apex Drilling’s TH60 grants greater accessibility, punches 8,200 feet in first six weeks After five years working as a geologist and wireline engineer overseas as far away as Indonesia, Mike Becker set his sights on Hill Country in Central Texas. “There’s a lot going on here geologically with seven to eight major and minor aquifers.” … Read more
The T3W rig fits the environment and requirements for this northern California driller. Over the years, Greg Peters said he has drilled over 14,000 wells in California’s Sierra Foothills east of Sacramento. The average depth is about 400 feet, but many wells have been in the 1,000-foot range. At one time, his company ran as many as six rigs including four TH60s, a T3W and T4W drill. Today, … Read more
Pennsylvania Drilling Company, Stackhouse & Son, mixes its fleet with a TH60.   Dave Stackhouse, the son in Stackhouse & Son, Inc., has been a T3W user since the mid-90s. Recently Stackhouse broke from tradition, purchasing an Atlas Copco TH60 drill rig to go with his two-year-old T3W. “I’m happy with one of each,” he said. The new rig he purchased has a few different options, giving … Read more
Drilling company owners compare their years of experience with the TH60 and T3W. People can be creatures of habit, so it’s good to occasionally look at all options from a new perspective when making big purchase decisions…and a drill rig is a big purchase. In the spring of 2011, Tier 4 engine regulations will go into effect requiring changes to deck engines that will greatly affect the price … Read more
Texas company focuses on environmental work with the TH60. A water well driller may encounter customers concerned about well contaminants, but nothing like Peterson Drilling and Testing’s customers. The company specializes in drilling environmental wells at contaminated sites. Sites include petroleum production, refining, distribution and industrial and commercial sites. All types of contaminants are encountered on different sites. Peterson Drilling serves clients in Texas, … Read more
The TH60 offers a versatile platform that can be rigged up to meet nearly any drilling method or geological condition. When selecting the options of a rig, it’s best to outfit the rig to meet your drilling environment. Atlas Copco’s TH60 drill rig is a versatile platform that can be rigged up to meet nearly any drilling method or geological condition. Shown here is one example of what Atlas Copco can do to suit a … Read more
Texas drilling company looks to the Atlas Copco TH60 as the latest in rig technology to get it through various formations. Virdell Drilling Inc. is an example of a company that has adapted as technology has evolved to take advantage of the latest tooling. Many drillers who have been around a while can relate to this family’s story – and appreciate how far modern hard rock drilling has come. After looking at the black and white … Read more
Atlas Copco water well rigs fight arsenic with rotary mud drilling. A surging rural population brought boom times for residential waterwell drilling in eastern Wisconsin. For companies like Leo Van De Yacht Well Drilling of Green Bay, it has long been their bread and butter—even after the discovery of arsenic in the Fox River Valley’s aquifers in 1987. They are well skilled in the technique for … Read more
Large diameter hole challenges overcome with high pressure air A U.S.government agency that focuses on environmental sciences was recently drilling an exploratory pilot hole in the Nevada desert in order to observe the water table nearLake Mead. Located over a mile away, well below the elevation of the test well, the lake is receding because of a lack of rainfall, reduced snow melt runoff and increased … Read more
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