541-0425/08 – Methods of Exploration Techniques (TPP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
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KLE028 doc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The main goal of the subject is to make students acquainted with the basic methods of the technical exploratory works. The students must gain the basic knowledge, which makes them possible to define individual types of exploratory works, to describe them and outline the technical means and technological processes used during their realisation in drilling practice. The students must be able to relate them one another with respect to their advantage and disadvantage during their utilization in concrete conditions. On the basis of the acquired theoretical knowledge they have to demonstrate how to explain these basic technologies used by the realization of drilling works and to ilustrate the sphere of their utilization, using some practical examples. They must be able to apply their gained theoretical knowledge during the computation and practical tutorials, to find suitable processes by the solution of tasks dated up in these tutorials and to select their optimum varieties. The students must be able to analyse the knowledge gained within the frame of lectures and tutorials in their individual study and preparation for exams, to diferentiate between the important and unimportant information, to order it according to the importance degree for the purpose of encompassment of all study materials.

Teaching methods



The subject gives basic information about exploratory methods used in drilling technical practice. The accent is expecially put on the exploratory drilling activities, used both for purposes of deposit geology and engineering geology, hydrogeology etc. The lectures are complemented with computation and practical tutorials (the visit of drilling working compartment, measurement using drilling machine). The student can complete their theoretical knowledge by this way. The subject is intent on there undermentioned thematic spheres.

Compulsory literature:

Hayward Paul: Directional Drilling – back to basics, No Dig International, Vol.11 No.5, May 2000, p.28, 30,31. Mazáč, J. (2005): Drilling Technologies, university mimeographed; VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Publishing Centre of VŠB-TU Ostrava. Klempa, M.; Bujok, P.; Kovář, L.; Struna, J.; Pinka, J.: Fundamentals of Onshore Driling, FRVŠ, projekt č. 2212/2012. (http://geologie.vsb.cz/DRILLING/index.htm). Pinka, J., Wittenberger, G., Engel, J. (2007): Borehole Mining, university textbook, Publishing Centre/AMS, F BERG TU in Košice.

Recommended literature:

DCCA, 1998: A summary of Guidelines for Successful Mid-Sized Directional Drilling Projects, Directional Drilling, 1998, iss. 2, s. 43-46. Huey D.P., Hair J.D., McLeod K.B.: Installation Loading and Stress Analysis Involved with Pipelines Installated by Horizontal Directional Drilling, Interntional NO-DOG 96 Conference Papers, New Orleans, NASTT, 1996, s.36-60. Ďurica, D.; Suk, M.: Vrty v geologické praxi. Moravské zemské muzeum, Brno 2011. ISBN 978-80-7028-381-3 Lyons, W. C.: Air and Gas Drilling Manual – Applications for Oil and Gas Recovery Wells and Geothermal Fluids Recovery Wells. Elsevier, USA, 2009. ISBN 978-0-12-370895-3

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written preparation, discussion on given topic.


Other requirements

study of recommend literature


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1) Exploratory technical works - objectives, methods, methods, content of exploratory geology 2) Methods of drilling and types of boreholes, application of drilling work 3) HG boreholes, ways of drilling water wells, construction of HG wells 4) Filters in HG wells, measurements in HG wells 5) Drilling in IG and geotechnics - purposes 6) Slope stability - drilling, methods 7) Probing - drilling and driven probes with the yield of rock samples 8) Standard penetration probe 9) Geotechnical field tests - aim, purpose, methods 10) Presiometry and dilatometry, press loading test and measurement of rock mass stress 11) Penetration probing, plate load test, propeller shear tests and water pressure tests 12) Drilling works in construction - characteristics, 13) Piles and jet grouting - characteristics, anchoring and underground walls, trenchless technologies 14) Wells for heat pumps - characteristics

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit.

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