+1 (403) 514-8091 info@rcs-group.ca

Subsurface Excavation Techniques Overview

RCS Group of Companies: Pioneers in Subsurface Excavation Technologies

At RCS Group of Companies, we are dedicated to delivering cutting-edge technology and services to our esteemed clientele. As a leading innovator in the field of subsurface excavation, we take pride in our ability to offer safe and high-quality jet boring services that meet the diverse needs of our clients worldwide.


Jet Boring, Borehole Mining, and Hydraulic Bore Hole Mining Overview


Jet boring, borehole mining, and hydraulic bore hole mining are innovative techniques used for excavating materials from the earth’s subsurface. While they share some similarities, each method has distinct operational techniques and advantages.


  • Operational Principle: All three methods utilize high-pressure water jets to excavate materials from boreholes in the earth’s crust.
  • Applications: They are applicable in various industries, including oil and gas exploration, mining operations, and environmental remediation.
  • Benefits: Each method offers advantages such as increased safety, cost-effectiveness, and reduced environmental impact compared to traditional mining techniques.


Jet Boring
  • Operation: Jet boring involves the use of conventional drill rigs equipped with specialized tools to create boreholes, which are then enlarged using high-pressure water jets.
  • Applications: Primarily used for creating large caverns in hard rock formations, enhancing oil and gas production, and facilitating environmental reclamation.
  • Advantages: Offers versatility in execution, cost-effectiveness, and minimal environmental impact.
Borehole Mining
  • Operation: Borehole mining shares similarities with jet boring but typically involves a more focused extraction process, often targeting specific mineral deposits or contaminants.
  • Applications: Used for extracting minerals, ores, and contaminants from subsurface deposits, supporting mining operations and environmental cleanup efforts.
  • Advantages: Provides precision in extraction, improved safety, and cost-efficiency compared to traditional mining methods.
Hydraulic Bore Hole Mining
  • Operation: Integrates hydraulic principles into the borehole mining process, optimizing efficiency and precision through specialized hydraulic systems.
  • Applications: Suitable for extracting minerals, enhancing oil and gas production, and facilitating environmental cleanup efforts in challenging geological formations.
  • Advantages: Offers enhanced precision, increased safety, and cost-efficiency through the integration of hydraulic systems.


At RCS Group of Companies, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of subsurface excavation technologies. Through our innovative jet boring, borehole mining, and hydraulic bore hole mining techniques, we strive to provide safe, efficient, and environmentally sustainable solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients. Contact us today to learn more about how our innovative technology can work for you.