The well drilling industry is typically divided by oil or water well drilling. Water well drilling companies may offer well drilling and water pump services for home and commercial use. They may provide installation of wells for new construction homes, or for municipalities looking to install a whole new system.
Oil well drilling for natural resources like petroleum and gas operate on a larger scale, and are comprised of engineers and contractors. They excavate, dig, pump, and extract oil from the ground for a variety of purposes. Using directional drilling and core drilling methods that apply pressure, along with hydraulic machines and equipment, oil well drilling professionals can make boreholes and shafts. They can make these holes through clay, soil, limestone, and shale bedrock. They can also drill offshore.
In addition to digging, a well drilling company may clean, install, and repair well systems using a variety of equipment such as masonry drills, bits, rotary tables, and rigs. Professionals in this business need to be licensed, with training in areas like volume quality, directional drilling, and proper drilling depth. Extracting water, oil, and other natural resources with pumps and rigs can be a dangerous job. This is why the highest safety measures should be taken on each job.
Well drilling can also refer to the companies that sell products to contractors, such as bits, hydraulic equipment, and electric pumps. The actual providers of the service may offer free estimates, 24-hour availability, repair, and installation. Professionals in this business must possess excellent communication skills, good time management skills, attention to detail, good business management, and technical proficiency in well drilling in order to provide customers with quality services.