Chapter 3. Ground Drilling and Excavation

  1. Yoseph Bar-Cohen6 and
  2. Kris Zacny7
  1. Alfred William (Bill) Eustes III1,
  2. William W. Fleckenstein1,
  3. Leslie Gertsch2,
  4. Ning Lu3,
  5. Michael S. Stoner4 and
  6. Alfred Tischler5

Published Online: 31 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626625.ch3

Drilling in Extreme Environments: Penetration and Sampling on Earth and other Planets

Drilling in Extreme Environments: Penetration and Sampling on Earth and other Planets

How to Cite

Eustes, A. W., Fleckenstein, W. W., Gertsch, L., Lu, N., Stoner, M. S. and Tischler, A. (2009) Ground Drilling and Excavation, in Drilling in Extreme Environments: Penetration and Sampling on Earth and other Planets (eds Y. Bar-Cohen and K. Zacny), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527626625.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 6

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA

  2. 7

    Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corp., 460 W. 34th Street, New York, NY 10001, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Colorado School of Mines, Petroleum Engineering Department, Golden, CO 80401, USA

  2. 2

    Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center, 1006 Kingshighway, Rolla, MO 65409-0660, USA

  3. 3

    Colorado School of Mines, Division of Engineering, Golden, CO 80401, USA

  4. 4

    Stoner Engineering LLC, 1010 10th Street, Suite 104, Golden, CO 80401, USA

  5. 5

    Williams Exploration & Production, 1515 Arapahoe Street, Tower 3, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80202, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 JUL 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408528

Online ISBN: 9783527626625

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Keywords:

  • drilling;
  • excavation;
  • drilling rigs;
  • cuttings removal;
  • directional drilling;
  • sidewall friction;
  • pile driving;
  • penetration resistance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Drilling Rigs

  • Penetrating the Material

  • Cuttings Transport and Disposal

  • Directional Drilling

  • Sidewall Friction and Unconsolidated Drilling Issues

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References