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Sonic Drill Corporation’s sonic drill rigs


September 1, 2011
By Administrator

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2011_sonic_390_model_drill_rigSeptember 1, 2011, Surrey, B.C. – Sonic Drill Corporation’s sonic drill rigs are designed to be robust, reliable and profitable when used in drilling projects around the world.

To help illustrate the advantages of sonic drilling, the Sonic Drill Corporation prepared the following examples of real-life projects that showcase the technology’s capabilities in the drilling industry:

Community college extension:
A sonic drill was brought in as the “rescue rig” for a geothermal installation at Vancouver’s Langara community college.

 Conventional Rig
 Sonic Drill Rig
 Three rigs on siteOne rig on site
 Two months drillingTwo weeks drilling
 18 holes installed23 holes installed
 10 days per holeOne to two holes per day


University extension:
A conventional drill failed at drilling a test hole for a geothermal feasibility study at the University of British Columbia. A sonic rig was brought in and completed the hole in two hours and 13 minutes, despite drilling through tough overburden conditions.

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Conventional Rig
Sonic Drill Rig
 FailedOne rig on site
  300 ft. hole
  Two hours +


Elementary school construction:
conventional rigs working on an extensive geothermal field, under a new elementary school soccer field, failed due to delays in drilling through overburden. The sonic rig was able to complete the project on time.

Conventional Rig
Sonic Drill Rig
 Too slowTwo rigs on site
  120 holes
  Six times faster

Sonic's drill rigs can be used in geothermal, environmental and mining applications.

For more information, visit www.sonicdrilling.com.