Geothermal Well Drilling
End of Day One
To finish the first well it took the drillers from 8:00 to about 5:00. I have to say that drilling appears to be tough work. There are a lot of technical considerations involved (where to drill, power, water, sewage lines, type of bits, etc.) involved in the setup. And then there's the work of monitoring and the rig and adding pipe every so often. However redundant that may seem, the drillers have to stay alert to the air and water pressure, and safety considerations.
They didn't stop the whole time they were on site until the end of the day.
The drilling company planned to spend one day on each well due to rock. The equipment was left overnight so the setup wasn't as bad the second day.