Foro Energy is developing a unique capability and hardware system to transmit high power lasers over long distances via fiber optic cables.

This laser power is integrated with a mechanical drilling bit to enable rapid and sustained penetration of hard rock formations too costly to drill with mechanical drilling bits alone.

The laser energy that is directed at the rock basically softens the rock, allowing the mechanical bit to more easily remove it.

Foro Energy’s laser-assisted drill bits have the potential to be up to 10 times more economical than conventional hard-rock drilling technologies, making them an effective way to access the U.S. energy resources currently locked under hard rock formations.