Here we are loading the rig on the barge in preparation for testing the soil and coring the bedrock at the “Swing Bridge” and “Longbird Bridge/Causeway” near the Bermuda Airport.
We’ll be there for 12 weeks, doing injection well installations.
The final cored depth is 603 feet.
Congratulations to Don Grant and his crew. It is a new record for Don and Aardvark!
Aardvark Drilling is a new-generation business focused on health and safety and on employee engagement.
Scrolling through the Aardvark Drilling social media sites – Twitter and Facebook – tells you something about this Guelph-based company. Posts highlighting St. Patrick’s Day, PiDay, and the International Day of Happiness mingle with soft-sell promotion and client-feedback invitations.
Timely quips and cartoons balance facts about water and news about Canada Water Week, Ground Water Awareness Week, and World Water Day. Photos show the Aardvark team assisting with the train derailment in Gogama in March, as well as the truck they painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Week. And safety – there’s a lot about safety.
“Safe, reliable, and professional” is more than just a tagline at Aardvark Drilling Inc.: these folks really walk the talk.
And they want to get everyone engaged in that conversation.
Based on the findings, engineers will design the temporary bridge needed to reopen the rail line.
Deep PQ diamond drilling at University of Guelph bedrock aquifer field facility (B.A.F.F). Installing many wells for their world class research well cluster. Various hole are drilled vertically and some are drilled at 30 degrees from vertical to capture the different fractures found in the formations.
You can read more about the project and how Aardvark contributed, in the April Newsletter from G360 The Centre for Applied Groundwater Research. Click here for the G360 Newsletter (PDF).
In Windsor, ON there is salt deep below the earth’s surface. Our friends at Windsor Salt have a network of deep wells installed way back in the ‘50’s. These wells are used to inject fresh water and extra brine water under pressure. The salt is later removed from the brine at their facility nearby. After that process we get to put the delicious product on our fries!
During the process of salt extraction large caverns form. Sometimes the caverns ‘grow’ upwards and the ceiling of the cavern can even grow past the bottom of the well casing. This then leaves the casing ‘hanging in the cavern unprotected. Naturally large pieces of salt and rock break off the ceiling and can sometime bend or crush the vulnerable exposed portion of the well casing.
Aardvark was hired to jet cut the casing just above the damaged portion in two of their production wells. This was successfully done via wireline at a depth of approximately 1500 feet in each well. The wells are now back in production!