Technology

GA Drilling brings groundbreaking PLASMABIT™ technology, able to efficiently reach deep underground sources based on robust plasma generator. Our innovations are protected by a patents portfolio and being the basis of a know-how based upon an innovative application of proven technologies. Despite the classical drilling methods, this one uses non-contact drilling process based on innovative approach modified for extreme thermal, physical and pressure conditions. It is not the method based on physical contact between the rock and the drilling platform, but it exploits electric plasma arc.

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Plasma head
PLASMABIT

Plasma head
subsystem

PLASMABIT uses a thermal heat flow generator optimized for thermal rock processing. The system ensures:

  • Destructive spatial plasma disc impact
  • Enhanced disintegration force
  • Computer control over impact and speed of disintegration
  • Production of tiny cuttings of disrupted material
  • Enhanced electrode guarding principle
  • Emphasis on failure prevention
Real-time data acquisition
PLASMABIT

Real-time data acquisition
subsystem

RTDA utilizes unique features of electric arc when it is in interaction with disintegrated material. RTDA can be used as the primary diagnostic method for the following parameters measurements:

  • Rock type detection using sampled data of known rock composition
  • Recognition of selected chemical elements, precious metals or hydrocarbons
  • Operation in harsh and high-pressure environments inside borehole in deep positions
Movement and anchoring
PLASMABIT

Movement and anchoring
subsystem

The subsystem is necessary for synchronization of the drilling process with surface material supply channels. Its main features are:

  • Anchoring system holds whole weight of the PLASMABIT technology with no load on the cabling system
  • Computer controlled and synchronized with all drilling activities
  • Movement and anchoring system secures no load and twist on inner cabling of the PLASMABIT technology
Fluid and power
PLASMABIT

Fluid and power
subsystem

Fluid and power subsystems secures continuous delivery of inputs into the tool enabling reliable process. It is based on:

  • Umbilical containing tubes for fluids delivery, electrical conduits and communication pathways
  • System removing cuttings from the interaction zone
  • Components connecting umbilical with other subsystems
  • Components distributing, power and fluids among partial components

PLASMABIT applications

PLASMABIT technology cut the overall drilling and infrastructure costs, as well as drilling time. This is a key factor in onshore, but even more in offshore with significant benefits in our target applications:

  • PLASMABIT Milling
  • PLASMABIT Drilling
  • PLASMABIT RTDA
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PLASMABIT segments

PLASMABIT technology enables to drill with a constant higher speed, without need to change a drilling bit on regular basis and with increased well stability. These features can be utilized in three main segments:

  • Oil and gas
  • Geothermal energy
  • Mining and minerals
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