The ThermoDrill project -> see also Website thermodrill-h2020.org
In the ThermoDrill project, an interdisciplinary team of experts from research and industry has set itself the ambitious goal of developing a fast and cost-efficient drilling system based on an innovative combination of conventional rotary drilling and water jetting. The new technology will afford at least a 100% increase in the rate of penetration in hard rock, and an associated cost reduction of more than 30%.
The ThermoDrill consortium addressed the following research and development topics in order to achieve these goals:
• Revolutionary and breakthrough drilling technology
• Unique drill bit prototype
• Novel drilling fluid tailored to the new drilling technology
• Simulations and experiments