By Providence Emmanuel
The Association of Professional Rig Owners and Borehole Drilling Practitioners, AWDROP, has acquired a new Intelligent Automatic Mapping Geo-physiological prospecting water detector, an equipment to militate against haphazard drilling of boreholes in the country.
President of AWDROP, Engr. Michael Ale, said that the equipment will help in determining the actual depth in water drilling and help guard against indiscriminate activities of illegal practitioners.
He said the equipment is an innovative technology that will help the government on precision in allocation of borehole projects to contractors and geophysicists to provide accurate survey report while also preventing the borehole failure rate in the country.
His words: “We are bringing a new Intelligent Automatic Mapping Geo-physiological prospecting water detector, an innovative equipment in water drilling business. Considering the fact that we have so many entrance and lack of standard in the drilling industry, which has led to indiscriminate activities and haphazard drilling, quite a number of people are confused about the depth of a drilling. Government give contracts without knowing the depth contractors must drill and as a result, our geophysicists give inaccurate reports which are less professional.
“In order to solve all these problems, we came up with this technology because we learnt digital technology replaces so many of our problems. The equipment is going to help the government on precision when it comes to allocating borehole projects to contractors.
“There are trained geoscientists who will handle the equipment coupled with interpretation of graphical illustrations to enhance efficiency because this equipment is highly technical. And I want to note that there is going to be technology transfer for better enhancement.”
“Also for foreign invaders that are practicing illegally, this is one of the ways we are empowering our local practitioners who are geophysicists against their foreign counterparts. This is the responsibility of government as we have physicists who are graduated but are not doing anything. It is high time that government come up with solutions. We have many institutions that don’t even have geophysical equipment while those they have are obsolete or not upgraded. The government should please assist the young geoscientists to be assisted with necessary equipments