Chapter 4. Specific Issues in Well and Borehole Design

  1. Bruce Misstear1,
  2. David Banks2 and
  3. Lewis Clark PhD Visiting Professor consultancy3

Published Online: 13 OCT 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470031344.ch4

Water Wells and Boreholes

Water Wells and Boreholes

How to Cite

Misstear, B., Banks, D. and Clark, L. (2006) Specific Issues in Well and Borehole Design, in Water Wells and Boreholes, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470031344.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 2

    Holymoor Consultancy, Chesterfield, UK

  3. 3

    (Deceased) - formerly of Clark Consult Ltd, Henley on Thames, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 OCT 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470849897

Online ISBN: 9780470031346



  • design issues specific to drilled wells;
  • construction material choice;
  • radial compressive strength;
  • gravel pack design;
  • hydraulic design;
  • economic optimization of well design


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Choice of construction materials

  • Casing

  • Screen

  • Gravel pack design

  • Hydraulic design

  • Economic optimization of well design