Safe and Compliant

You need safe and compliant water drilling services contractors that employ the most progressive, effective safety programs, utilize field-designed safety innovations, and cultivate a safety culture where every employee knows safety is the number one priority. World-class safety and training programs promote employee empowerment and engagement at all levels. Programs that identify and mitigate risks for a strong safety culture.

Local Talent, Global Strength

You need local work forces and a water drilling services contractor with a solid reputation for operating responsibly in the communities in which you operate. Global means you have access to the diverse Boart Longyear workforce, cross-regional and cross-functional services, expertise and equipment, and global metrics and reporting.

Consistent, Reliable Service

To successfully accomplish your next water drilling project, hire Boart Longyear for our technical expertise, experience, global service and supply facilities and measurable performance data. We deliver solutions, integrity, and results through our consistent and reliable service.

Diverse Fleet of Rigs and Equipment

By continuously investing in developing and designing efficient and safe water services rigs and equipment, you can count on Boart Longyear for industry-leading depths, productivity, and up-time. In-house engineers design and build state-of-the-art water services drill rigs that feature state-of-the-art technology like auto-drilling and hands-free rod handling. Boart Longyear equipment is designed for safety and field-tested for compliance and reliability.


Boart Longyear is committed to ongoing investments in industry-leading Environmental, Health and Safety programs.


Solutions. Integrity. Results.

Water Supply Drilling Services Methods and Capabilities

Our dedicated horizontal drill rigs effectively relieve high-wall pressure with holes drilled at a +/- 5-degree angle, creating an outlet for water to drain. Our horizontal drilling rigs are highly engineered and certified FOB rated.

This unique drilling process uses dual wall drill pipe and drilling fluid along with the injection of air in order to drill large diameter holes. In the drill string, perforations allow the air to return up the center, following the path of least resistance. The air traveling back up the inner tube creates a vacuum, which in turn sucks up the cuttings from the bottom of the hole at the face of the bit. Using Dual Tube Flooded Reverse (DTFR), fluids always circulate inside the dual tube pipe and cannot escape into the formation. Instead of maintaining fluids at the surface and circulating throughout the wellbore, DTFR generally drills with the borehole fluids at their naturally occurring level.

Our diverse fleet of dewatering rigs includes various sizes with capabilities to drill wells up to 152.4 centimeters (60 inches) in diameter and depths over 2,438 meters (8,000 feet).

Boart Longyear capabilities include potable wells which are larger drilled wells to completion between 30.5-45.7 centimeters (12-18 inches) and depths over 914 meters (3,000 feet).

Our capabilities for injection wells include large or small diameter, with depths of up to 2,438 meters (8,000 feet).

Using a unique bottom hole assembly to drill angle water wells in order to achieve the desired target, Boart Longyear is also capable of drilling through multiple vertical water-bearing fractures.

Boart Longyear provides experienced crews in geothermal well systems. We provide geothermal well installations includ­ing drilling, set up, casing installation, and blowout preventer equipment installation. Additional services include the remov­al of geothermal wells systems for replacement or repair. Boart Longyear has performed work in places such as Fallon, Nevada; Lightning Dock, New Mexico; Raft River, Idaho; and Neal Hot Springs, Oregon. Let us help you with your next geothermal well installation or repair/replacement project.

Water Supply Drilling Services Fleet

Rigs Pull Back Drillrod Size Hole Size Angle Capable
DH I (Modified Driltech) 90,000 Lbs 5.5" & 7" 6 3/4" - 22" No
DH III (Modified Driltech) 90,000 Lbs 5.5" & 7" 6 3/4" - 22" No
T130XD (Schramm) 130,000 Lbs 5.5" & 7" 6 3/4" - 26" Yes
LR™140 (Boart Longyear) 140,000 Lbs 5.5" & 7" 6 3/4" - 38" Yes
T145 (Schramm) 145,000 Lbs 5.5" & 7" 6 3/4" 20" No
LR™200 (Boart Longyear) 200,000 Lbs 5.5" & 7" 6 3/4" - 31" No
LR™300 (Boart Longyear) 300,000 Lbs 5.5", 7" & 9 5/8" 6 3/4" - 60" No
LR™500 (Boart Longyear) 500,000 Lbs 6 5/8" 8 3/4" - 60" No
LR™700 (Boart Longyear) 700,000 Lbs 6 5/8" 8 3/4" - 60" No
Dependent on hole size, casing size and casing wall thickness.

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