Mostly used in mining applications but also in utility installation, directional drilling is a specialised and effective method for drilling non-vertical wells. Drilling directionally has many benefits, such as increasing the exposed section length through a reservoir, gaining access to areas where vertical drilling is not possible, or even allowing multiple wellheads to be grouped together for maximum access. In some earthworks projects, relief wells are also necessary, to avoid the main well producing above restrainable capacity, or blowing out- directional drilling rigs are perfect for these operations.
iSeekplant has rental listings of directional drilling rigs, available across Australia - wherever you might need them – click on the common links below in the capital cities for a complete list of suppliers close to those cities. You can also access heavy duty piling equipment if you need to lay deep foundations for your current job - whether you need to hire truck-mounted, excavator-mounted piling machinery, or an entire dedicated piling rig.
Underboring rigs are another specialty machine offered for hire through iSeekplant, used mostly for laying underground pipes and cables, as well as digging conduits. They have the advantage of minimal disturbance to the surface area, and are therefore ideal for drilling under roads, river crossings, or established landscaping. With impressive laying capacity, it's common for these machines to carry as much as 300m of drilling rod, and installations of 2km are possible, depending on diameter. Although underboring is possible under a large variety of soil conditions, there are certain restrictions in regards to the materials these machines can handle - for example, cobblestones or incomplete layers of rock are not workable.
Feel free to use our industry trained experts for advice on which type of machine is best for your next project – just send your specs to our Projects Team or call 1300 691 912.