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Borehole Drilling: Drilling to Sample and Monitor Groundwater

Synopsis
This programme combines animation with practical demonstration to explain the processes involved in borehole drilling in a detail not usually possible.

Suitable for all students and practitioners in earth sciences, engineering geology and civil engineering
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1996
Subjects
Engineering; Geology
Keywords
aquifers; boreholes; drilling techniques; groundwater

Online availability

URI
http://jiscmediahub.ac.uk/
Price
academic subscription
Delivery
Download

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£35.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
20 minutes
Year
2014

Sections

Title
Techniques of Borehole Drilling
Synopsis
Demonstrates Shell and Augering, giving viewers a chance to see a U100 core sampler in action; a standard penetration test using a split spoon sampler; and the use of a bailer. Rotary Drilling is then demonstrated, starting with Open Hole Drilling where the method is explained showing a range of drill bits, followed by Rotary Coring where a double tube swivel core barrel is assembled and explained. Analysis of the core illustrates total core recovery, rock quality designation and lithographic detail. Finally, Continuous Flight Augering and Hollow Stem Augering are shown and compared with the previous techniques.
Duration
43 mins
Distributors ref
B66

Title
Drilling to sample and monitor Groundwater
Synopsis
Observes the drilling of two 60m boreholes into mixed measures and sandstone beds, using Rotary Percussion Drilling. An analysis of 1m interval samples shows how the actual geology differed from the published geological maps. The holes are artesian, and the fitting of piezometer tubing and the subsequent capping of the holes is shown. The programme ends by showing field instrumentation being used to investigate aquifer properties and to measure the chemical properties of the groundwater.
Duration
20 mins
Distributors ref
B134

Production Company

Name

University of Sheffield, Learning Media Unit

Distributor

Name

JISC MediaHub

Notes
NB. As of 1 September 2016, the Jisc MediaHub subscription service is no longer available. However, all the multimedia content that Jisc has licensed for use by higher and further education institutions, which is currently accessed via the MediaHub subscription, is available through a new service, MediaPlus, at http://mediaplus.alexanderstreet.com.
Name

University of Sheffield Learning & Teaching Services

Web
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Phone
0114 22 20401
Address
New Spring House (Ground Floor)
231 Glossop Road
Sheffield
S10 2GW
United Kingdom
Notes
LeTS holds a back catalogue of high quality educational video programmes it has produced, all of which are available in DVD format. The 100+ titles cover most academic subject areas and contain valuable sequences in the form of animations and demonstrations. The DVDs are available to purchse from the university’s online store.

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