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Mitigate the Dangers of Circulation Loss in Water Well Drilling

Losing circulation during the drilling procedure can not only be inconvenient, but dangerous. Most drillers use fluids such as mud because it makes drilling larger-diameter and deeper holes easier without worrying about a collapse. But it’s imperative to use the proper drilling fluid. The correct drilling fluid helps to lift cuttings out of the borehole […]

Permalink to Water Well Development – Tips to Avoid Well Failure

Water Well Development – Tips to Avoid Well Failure

Inadequate well development is one of the biggest problems facing the water well drilling industry. Whether it’s outright well failure or that the well isn’t performing to expectations, the cause can often be traced back to problems during well development. Here are some problems to watch for: Insufficient Time: if significant amounts of mud are […]

Permalink to In The Field – Hydraulic Fracturing Facts

In The Field – Hydraulic Fracturing Facts

As the practice of hydraulic fracturing has become more prevalent, so have concerns about the safety of the practice as it applies to water wells and water well drilling. This method of drilling is used to extract natural gas and oil that lies several miles under the surface of the earth. Through hydraulic fracturing, oil […]

Permalink to The Business of Drilling – Battling Inside Threats

The Business of Drilling – Battling Inside Threats

The ease of information access in today’s day and age has opened the door to outside attacks on all manner of businesses. It doesn’t matter if you are a grocery store, a hospital, or a water well drilling company, there are criminals out there who want to steal your information. What many companies don’t realize, […]

Permalink to Protecting Yourself and Your Business From Water Well Failure

Protecting Yourself and Your Business From Water Well Failure

Creating a water well isn’t as simple as drilling a hole until you reach water. Many factors go into building a successful water well and, unfortunately, there are some common themes that lead to water well failures, with design and construction at the top of the list. Here are six prominent areas of concern that […]

Permalink to Water Well Facts: The Perceived Dangers of Nitrates

Water Well Facts: The Perceived Dangers of Nitrates

The headlines are filled with residential water quality stories and consumers are more aware than ever of potential household water contamination. People with private wells, especially in the Midwest, are sensitive to the idea of nitrates and contaminants in their well water. We’d like to share some information found in a recent newsletter from the […]

Permalink to The Business Of Drilling – Taking Advantage of Proper Record-keeping

The Business Of Drilling – Taking Advantage of Proper Record-keeping

As businesses start looking into the future and thinking about tax preparation, it becomes increasingly obvious that keeping good records is imperative for tax savings. Ensuring an accurate tax bill can keep IRS auditors from your door and protect against fines and fees. The IRS doesn’t specify what types of records drilling businesses need to […]

Permalink to GETTING A PROPER GRIP ON SAFETY – SIMCO Safety Series

GETTING A PROPER GRIP ON SAFETY – SIMCO Safety Series

Drilling sites, whether geotechnical, geothermal, or water well drilling, pose many hazards to the onsite crew. Lost-time injuries are costly to both the employee and the employer, and hand and finger injuries top the list of LTIs in any division of the drilling industry. Being careless, nonchalant, or uneducated about the things that could go […]

Permalink to Another Successful Delivery & Orientation for the SIMCO 2800

Another Successful Delivery & Orientation for the SIMCO 2800

The drilling crews of Bee Cave Drilling of Dripping Springs, Texas are all set to start pulling the levers on their new SIMCO 2800 wet rotary rig. Check out a couple shots of the team working through orientation on their new SIMCO 2800: (Click the images to view larger.) The team at SIMCO delivered the […]

Permalink to Proper Care & Support for Your Tier IV Engine

Proper Care & Support for Your Tier IV Engine

The Tier IV engine, the powerhouse for big rigs that was born of regulations to curb greenhouse emissions nearly a decade ago, has become the standard in the well drilling industry. It is a staple at SIMCO Drilling Equipment, INC., and is built right on site for all our custom-ordered equipment. The Tier IV engine […]

Permalink to The SIMCO 255 PTC Gets The Job Done

The SIMCO 255 PTC Gets The Job Done

Heavy duty pavement test core jobs are in high demand. That means calls for a drilling rig that’s up to the challenge are too. If you’re looking for a rig that’s fast, easy to operate, safe, efficient, and reliable job after job, year after year, the SIMCO 255 PTC is exactly what you need. Backed […]

Permalink to SIMCO SAFETY TIP – PPE You Can Stand On

SIMCO SAFETY TIP – PPE You Can Stand On

Federal regulations enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) outline personal protective equipment required for all workers in industrial settings. Protective footwear is included in these regulations and is imperative to the safety of every drilling crew. Protecting your employees with good industrial footwear is an easy and cost-effective way to cut lost […]