Water licence endorsements

Licence endorsements reflect the different drilling methods. 

Water bore driller licences are endorsed for one or more of the methods listed on this page.

Non-drilling rig method

This allows drilling methods that do not use conventional drilling rigs such as backhoes, hand dug wells, jetted and driven spears.

Cable tool

This permits drilling operations using cable tool or percussion drilling methods.

Auger

This permits drilling operations using bucket auger, hollow stem and solid stem auger techniques.

Rotary air

This permits drilling operations that use rotary drilling methods with air or foam as the drilling fluid. 

This endorsement also includes the use of down hole hammers. 

Rotary mud

This permits drilling operations that use rotary drilling methods with water or water as a base for the drilling fluid. 

Sonic

This permits drilling operations using vibration and resonation and downward force to advance the drill string, where the formation is retrieved through a core.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017