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Geotechnical A depth of drilling, coring, sampling & testing experience

Earth Drilling is highly-experienced with Geotechnical drilling. Our services include soil sampling, core samples, well installations and decommissioning.

Typically drilling is vetted through a geotechnical consultant, engaged by the end-user; however, we can provide complete turn-key solutions. Site investigations give you a precise understanding of soil stability, rock characteristics and gain information about the nature and position of the water table.

Earth Drilling offers a diversity of specialized drilling equipment and drilling methods designed to drill through different geological formations, providing quality samples for our clients. From sonic and auger rigs to Becker Hammers and dual rotary rigs, we have the equipment you need to get the job done.

Geotechnical Drilling Services
  • HQ and HQ3 Coring
  • NQ Coring
  • Mud Rotary
  • Wet Rotary
  • ODEX/Air Rotary
  • Split Spoon Sampling
  • Shelby Tube Sampling
  • Dynamic Cone Testing
  • Surface Casing Setting
  • Dual Rotary Drilling
  • Becker Hammer Drilling
  • Becker Penetration Testing
  • Downhole Hammer and Casing Advancement
  • Solid Stem and Hollow Stem Augering
  • Standard Penetration Testing
  • Standpipe, Monitoring Well, Slope Indicator and Vibrating Wire Piezometer Installation
  • Sonic Drilling
  • Specialized Grouting
  • Borehole Abandonment and Grouting
  • Grouting Support Units

Environmental Phase II Environmental Site Assessments

Earth Drilling uses environmental standards as a benchmark for best practices in all of our drilling applications. Our attention to detail from the preparation stages through to completion ensure we eliminate the potential for cross-contamination. We identify and enforce containment measures to adhere to regulations.

Earth Drilling’s expertise and equipment help you monitor the quality of soil and groundwater contamination to help you develop your remediation plan.

Environmental Drilling Services
  • Phase II Site Assessment and Characterization
  • Hollow Stem and Solid Stem Augering
  • Casing Advancing
  • Installation of Wells
  • Continuous Sample Hollow Stem Augering
  • Vapour Extraction Well Drilling and Installation
  • ODEX / Air Rotary
  • On-site Decontamination
  • Borehole Grouting
  • Enviro Van Support Units

Geothermal Reduce emissions and climate change

Earth Drilling Drilling possesses all the necessary expertise to unleash the full potential of this renewable, clean, and natural energy.

Our qualified technicians guarantee an installation that will meet the highest standards in geothermal drilling. We first proceed by performing a precise evaluation of your needs in collaboration with your heat pump supplier.

We have specialized equipment for all soil and environment types. Since we are conscious of environmental concerns, we favour the use of high-density heat-fused polyethylene piping for its remarkable durability.

Oil Sands Drilling Solutions for the Oil Sands

Earth Drilling is an experienced driller in the Athabasca Oil Sands, north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. 

We have expertise and equipment for Sonic, Dual Rotary, Mud Rotary and Auger/ODEX Services, all with coring, SPT and Shelby Tube Testing capability.

We have completed several projects involving specialized drilling and the installation of slope indicators and vibrating wire piezometers. Continuous cross shift, 24-hour operation and extreme weather concerns are typical in the Oilsands.

Earth Drilling provides due-diligence with workforce allocation, fatigue management and routinely scheduled maintenance of equipment to minimize downtime.

Oil Sands Drilling Services
  • Casing Setting
  • Core Sampling (2 inch to 6 inch diameter)
  • Core Handling
  • Wet Rotary
  • Depressurization Well Drilling and Installation
  • Water Services
  • Grout Services
  • Water Well Drilling and Installation
  • Dewatering Well Drilling and Installation
  • Instrumentation Installation (Slope Inclinometers, Vibrating Wire Piezometers and Specialized Instrumentation)
  • Core Point Drilling
  • Geotechnical Drilling
  • Environmental Drilling
  • Dual Rotary Hybrid Drilling
  • Cone Penetration Testing

Mining Down-to-Earth Exploration

Earth Drilling’s expertise in the mining sector dates back years, with management and field staff having worked in mines throughout Western Canada, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and NWT.

We manage productivity through understanding which methodologies best suit the conditions set forth by the project leads. Drilling overburden, rock coring and dyke monitoring are just a few services provided under our tenure.

Mining Drilling Services
  • Becker Hammer Drilling for Gravel Search
  • Becker Hammer Drilling
  • Reverse Circulation (RC) Drilling
  • Diamond Coring
  • Instrumentation Installation
  • Monitoring Well installation
  • Dual Rotary Bulk Sampling

Construction Ensuring a Strong Foundation

Earth Drilling’s diversified equipment fleet provides geotechnical samples to clients within the construction industry.

We have equipment with the capability to drill and install small diameter vertical piles using truck-mounted drilling rigs. Specialized drills are available for tight, enclosed and unstable areas. We can drill through loose, unconsolidated overburden, setting casing and coring through bedrock formations.

The Dual Rotary methodology is ideal to ensure piles are drilled with minimal deviation to meet project specifications.

Construction Drilling Services
  • Becker Hammer Drilling Through Overburden
  • Becker Hammer Drilling to Set Casing
  • Odex Casing Setting Through Overburden
  • Rock Coring
  • Mud Rotary Drilling
  • Ground Rod Installation
  • Cathodic Protection

Pipeline Efficiency without Disturbance

Earth Drilling operates drilling rigs and support equipment designed to access remote locations to complete geotechnical investigations for Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) crossings.

We have low ground-pressure auger, ODEX and coring rigs. Track-rigs mounted on Marooka MST-1500 track carriers built with rubber tracks allow for minimal ground disturbance.

Pipeline Drilling Services
  • Track Auger Drilling
  • Track Odex Drilling
  • Track Core Drilling
  • Track Water Services
  • Track Support Carriers
  • Limited Access Equipment
  • Vacuum Truck Services

Specialized Testing (CPT)

Earth Drilling has technical expertise and equipment to perform the Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) needed for your site.

CPT provides detailed, cost-effective site characterization. This process is ideal for sands, silts, clays, soft soils and mine tailings.

Our system offer a continuous soil profile and real-time data, enabling an accurate, on-site, lithologic subsurface representation. Seismic, resistivity, Ultraviolet induced fluorescence (UVIF) and gamma data can also be collected.

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