When drilling is employed as a means to study what is under the surface, this is known as "environmental drilling." Environmental drilling can be used to investigate, remediate, and monitor subsurface conditions. Some of the most common tools of the trade are augers, mud and air rotaries, as well as many other types of drills.
Westar Drilling Ltd. provides environmental drilling to areas that are not only rich in oil production, but these areas also rely heavily on water wells and cisterns for drinking water and irrigation purposes.
Environmental drilling can be used to collect water and soil samples, install monitoring wells, and other efforts that help engineers determine the best use of a particular property.