The Association of Professional Rig Owners and Borehole Drilling Practitioners (AWDROP) has procured an Intelligent Automatic Mapping Geo-physiological prospecting water detector, an equipment to guard against haphazard drilling of boreholes in the country.
The President of the association, Engr. Michael Ale stated this on Monday in Ibadan during a press briefing with journalists. He said the equipment will help in determining the actual depth in water drilling and help guard against indiscriminate activities of illegal practitioners.
Ale noted that the equipment is an innovative technology that will help the government prevent the borehole failure rate as it will help to produce accurate geophysical survey report.
He said: “What we are actually bringing to Nigeria is 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.
“It was to solve all these problems that 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. The equipment will prevent borehole failure rate in the country and help greatly in geophysical survey. As an association, we want to use this to empower our members as well make sure the government enjoy our services. We have distributed to our known geophysicists and practitioners in this field. We are imploring the government that this equipment is right here to help to solve a lot of problems especially ambiguity in terms of project allocation 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.