Drillers Training

In line with the MSABI commitment to constantly build and maintain capacity in the Team, another refresher training for the contracted drillers was conducted in June.

The training included a theoretical session at the MSABI office, with the aid of slides, and a practical session at Opera Asilia.

Grace Melau conducting theoretical drilling training session in the MSABI office

Grace Melau conducting theoretical drilling training session in the MSABI office

The whole cycle of well construction has been explained during the training, including drilling and casing running, pump test, borehole development and pump installation.

The practical part of the training was conducted in Opera Asilia, where drilling was attempted many times without success. The water table is deep and mainly shale / clay layers are crossed. The MSABI drilling team succeeded in drilling down to a total depth of 28 meters and in providing water to the village. 

Practical training at Ipera

Practical training at Ipera

A number of people have subsequently shown interest for our drilling services, as the village had experienced a series of water shortages in the past and the water sources commonly used are unsafe, as you can see below.

Villager fetching water in Ipera

Villager fetching water in Ipera