Sonic technology is ideal for both deep and shallow drilling applications where undisturbed core sampling through almost any type of geological formation is required. This powerful technology provides many advantages over other types of drilling techniques. It is a low-impact technology that is safer by minimizing crew tool handling. By rotating and vibrating the rod, core barrel, and casing at sonic frequencies a clean borehole is drilled, cored and cased at the same time.
A great deal of fewer cuttings are generated, saving time and money. Continuous cores are produced using a single tube core barrel and an override casing.
Sonic provides the most accurate installations of multi-point (CMT-type) wells where precise-depth installations are critical. Diameters as large as 12 inches are possible, and depths in excess of 850 feet have been reached.
Ideal for drilling where undisturbed core sampling is required
Ideal for unconsolidated alluvial deposits like sand, silts and clays
Ideal for hard and soft lithology with multiple rotary methods available.
Ideal for smaller sites and produces less waste with more samples