Well Drilling Texts

These are links to selected well drilling texts.  Most are in .pdf format.  While they may not be oriented towards home drillers like us, the techniqes they employ can frequently be adopted for our use.  If you have a link you think I should list here, please send it to me at mike.willis@runbox.com

Lifewater Instructions   Lifewater Interational specializes in mission style work, drilling wells in countries and locations that would otherwise not have wells.  This is the page that links to the instructions for using their portable well drilling rigs. They cover rotary drilling rigs, gravel packs, water disinfection, chorination, and more.

http://manualwelldrilling.org/  This website provides an instruction manual as well as supplemental information pertaining to a simple and inexpensive procedure for manually drilled water wells. They also produced the manual listed directly below.

Instruction Manual for Baptist Well Drilling  Outstanding manual with detailed instructions on the Baptist method of drilling.  This technique requires much less drilling fluid (water) than other methods.  Additionally, it can drill through unconsolidated formations.  

Drilled wells   Comprehensive well drilling manual in pdf format.

A Layman’s Guide to Clean Water  Excellent treatise on how Bentonite Clay is used to make the “Mud” in Mud Rotary Water Drilling

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