Drilling and blasting - Wikipedia. Drilling and blasting is the controlled use of explosives and other methods such as gas pressure blasting pyrotechnics, to break rock for excavation.It is practiced most often in mining, quarrying and civil engineering such as dam or road construction.
Drilling rig - Wikipedia. A drilling rig is a machine that creates holes in the earth subsurface. Drilling rigs can be massive structures housing equipment used to drill water wells, oil wells, or natural gas extraction wells, or they can be small enough to be moved manually by one person and such are called augers.