Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology

Living Edition
| Editors: Peter T. Bobrowsky, Brian Marker


  • Zeynal Abiddin ErgulerEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12127-7_95-1



Drilling is an excavation process of rocks and soils in cylindrical form that requires special tools to provide direct access to geological, geotechnical, geochemical characteristics of corresponding geomaterials for different geological activities. These geological activities can involve the exploration on type and distribution of mineral deposits, extraction of rocks/soils to provide detail on their physical, mineralogical, and mechanical properties for geotechnical projects, efforts to reach oil, shale gas, and geothermal resources and other aims.


In parallel with population growth, societal development, and urban spread, the demand for basic requirements such as food, water, and energy has increased rapidly at accelerating speeds. To meet these requirements, particularly to provide water , salt, other mineral deposits as well as hydrocarbon resources , many technological advances have been developed in the methodologies of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geological EngineeringDumlupinar UniversityKütahyaTurkey