IDS offers a wide variety of options for directional drilling, borehole surveying and equipment with applications for Mineral Exploration, Civil Construction and Energy markets. Those applications include:

Directional Drilling:

  • Multiple Kick-Offs: Performing Multiple Kick-Offs from a Single Master Hole to recapture the cost of redrilling or coring the overlaying formations above the mineralized zone, thereby maximizing exploration dollars.
  • Straight Hole Drilling: In highly deviated formations and correcting deviated holes without expensive wedging and doglegs.
  • Directional Drilling: To pinpoint targets or multiple targets at multiple depths or intersecting predetermined zones.
  • Inaccessible Surface Areas: Such as lakes, rivers and building where it is impossible to set a drill to drill down to the zone.
  • Controlled Drilling: Through Dipping Formations such as coal seams for degasification and staying inside the seam to maximize the distance.
  • Pilot Holes for Raise Bore Shafts: Drilling and remaining in small cylinder areas to maintain a stress-free hole for the rods to turn the hole openers; drilling with steerable motors to speed up penetration rates.

Borehole Surveying:

  • Deviation Surveys: Three-dimensional borehole path mapping by down-hole collection of azimuth and inclination measurements with depth correlation, provided in a convenient data format.
  • Hot Temp / High Pressure Deviation Surveys: Specialized survey instruments that can perform in extreme environments.

Markets we serve                             IDS Overview Brochure

Civil Mineral Exploration Energy

Multiple Kickoffs
Straight Straight
Trenchless Inaccessible

Directional to pinpoint multiple kickoffs
Pilothole Pilothole
Deviation Surveys Deviation Surveys Deviation Surveys

Hot Temp / High Pressure Surveys Hot Temp / High Pressure Surveys