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Sonic Drilling

Sonic Drilling for Environmental Soil Sampling and Monitoring Wells


Sonic drilling is a safe, clean and a low-impact environmental drilling technique. Roto Sonic Boreholes are drilled, cored and cased by rotating and vibrating the rod, core barrel and casing at resonant sonic frequencies. It is outstanding in its ability to provide continuous, undisturbed core samples through any geological formation – even the most-difficult-to-drill terrain with boulders for environmental soil sampling, or monitoring well installation.

This highly efficient environmental drilling method results in overall project cost savings for Summit Drilling customers due to a reduction in time personnel are required to be in the field. In addition, sonic drilling generates considerably less drill spoils than auger, mud or air rotary methods, saving additional project resources.

RotoSonic drilling delivers many benefits, including:

  • Safety
  • Speed
  • Reliability
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • 70-80% Less Waste
  • Depths to 100’
  • Diameters of up to 10” for 6” well installation
  • Superior Results

Summit’s Sonic Rig is custom built and is completely engineered to maximize the performance of this Compact-Roto-Sonic technology – it’s not a probe rig with a sonic head on it.

  • The high-speed, cylinder assisted chain feed system assures high daily footage rates, the correct forces on your drilling tools and a safe, hands-free work environment.
  • The breakout system is the safest and most efficient available… no wrenches, no hands and no accidents.
  • The wide, soft rubber track undercarriage is both all-terrain and difficult access capable.
  • There are two speed ranges for careful placement or easy walk-behind.

For dimensions, capabilities and brief notations on the use of Sonic Drilling Services, our other environmental drilling services, or our environmental drilling equipment, click here.

Summit Drilling has greatly increased its environmental drilling services capability with the addition of another sonic rig.

Our Rotosonic drilling technology is cutting edge. Each new sonic rig we purchase is custom developed with our partner manufacturer. This enables learning in the field to be integrated in the design and development of our next sonic rig. Summit will be receiving its third and best Sonic rig to date in May of 2014. As a leading sonic drilling company, Summit takes great pride in the quality and consistency of our environmental drilling. Sonic soil sampling provides the purest core samples for our environmental clients.

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