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Glossary of Terms

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Air Drilling

See “environmental air drilling”

Air Hammer

A pneumatic device that uses compressed air to drill through various ground conditions.

Aquatic Monitoring

Continuous water sampling conducted on the water body being crossed to identify baseline readings and to react to any changes to water quality.

B

Bore Hole

Actual path the drill bit follows.

Bore Profiling

See “pre-bore profiling”

C

D

Department of Fisheries & Ocean (DFO)

The department of the Canadian government that is responsible for overseeing all policies, programs, and guidelines regarding Canada’s economic, ecological and scientific interests in oceans and inland waters.

E

Environmental Air Drilling

Using compressed air to create a pilot bore.

F

Frac-Out

A bore hole rupture that allows drilling mud to escape into water bodies or pool onto the surface.

G

H

HDD

See “horizontal directional drilling”

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)

The process of drilling horizontally underground to avoid man-made and natural surface obstacles.

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K

L

M

Mud Motoring

The use of high volume drilling fluid to power a turbine that allows for the drilling in hard formations.

N

No-Drill Zones

The area in which the drill path has to avoid to maintain a safe distance from the water body being crossed.

O

P

Pilot Bores

The initial bore drilled along the drill path.

Pre-Bore Profile

A compilation of all information gathered which provides the best possible path given the project constraints.

Q

R

Rate of Penetration (ROP)

The speed in feet per minute at which the drilling tool is cutting the borehole.

S

Soft Ground Formations

The ground conditions (such as clay, muskeg, and sand) which allow for conventional drilling with a spade bit.

T

Trenchless Drilling

Construction methods which do not involve open trenching for the installation of pipelines.

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Z

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