directional drill Articles

  • Drilling Mud in Horizontal Directional Crossing Project

    Horizontal Directional Crossing Project has a not long development in the country and even the world. But in recent years, pipeline horizontal directional crossing has been great development, large-scale construction of oil and gas pipelines across the length and across the diameter of the continuous creation of new records. In horizontal directional crossing project, the drilling mud play a very ...


  • Horizontal Directional Drilling - A Green and Sustainable Remediation Remedy

    Interest in using sustainable practices and technologies for environmental cleanup has increased notably within the past few years. The US EPA and many states have published recommended practices to reduce the environmental footprint of cleanup operations, and many consultants and contractors are attempting to “go green” in contaminated site remediation. It makes sense to conserve ...

  • Directional drill resale values and how to get the most for your rig

    Wide resale value disparity among brands There’s a lot to consider when purchasing or leasing a horizontal directional drill — features, durability, support, training and overall value. But one area often overlooked is the potential resale value of the unit. Too often contractors will overlook the potential value of the machine after its useful life in their ...


    By Vermeer

  • Direct Energy case study

    Since January 2007, e3 has supported Direct Energy with their carbon strategies. This has included the completion of their 2007 and 2008 GHG inventory for North America along with a comprehensive carbon reduction program. Direct Energy and their parent company Centrica have established a leadership position on climate change. They have invested in low and zero carbon power generation and offer ...


    By e3 Solutions Inc.

  • Geo Drilling International: Hands-On

    Boart Longyear has launched a core-orientation system made for drillers, by drillers Although critical for mapping exploration and minesite development, core orientation is part of the drilling process that has experienced only incremental product improvements through small changes to the process and equipment. Boart Longyear has now introduced TruCore, a first-inindustry integrated ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • How to Deal with Drilling Waste

    At present, environmental protection is a basic state policy in China, and it has been a strategic mission and goal for our country to maintain a sustainable development of society, economy and environment. Along with the continuous improvement of environmental laws and the increasing environmental awareness among people, the departments concerned have successively enacted various environmental ...


  • Centrifuge Technology in Drilling Fluid Recycling

    Drilling fluid additives and the water that contains them are an essential part and expense of successfully completing a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation, and the longer the bore and larger the product being installed, the more drilling fluids cost. Therefore, it makes economic sense to recycle drilling fluids by removing cuttings and recirculating the cleaned ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Modeling emissions from offshore drilling

    To regulate drilling activities proposed by oil and gas companies in the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico (GOM), governing agencies require the submittal and approval of certain plan documents before drilling activities can be initiated. For drilling activities in the Western GOM, these plans typically consist of one of the following: EP, or Exploration Plan – required to conduct ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

    Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic. But they will not be permitted to drill into petroleum-bearing rock until a key piece of blowout response equipment, a capping stack, is on site. The capping stack is carried on the icebreaker Fennica, which arrived early Saturday for repairs in Portland, Oregon. Arctic offshore drilling opponents plan to demonstrate while the Fennica is ...


    By Associated Press

  • Direct-Push Injection and Circulation Biobarrier to Remediate a TCE Groundwater Plume

    ABSTRACT: The goal of this study was to determine if direct-push drilling methods combined with a circulation system could be used to establish a passive biobarrier in a very transmissive aquifer to treat tricholoroethene (TCE). The Site is located in central Indiana, where historic use of TCE has impacted an unconfined aquifer. A plume consisting primarily of TCE has migrated from west to east ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Vinyl Chloride Attenuation By Direct Injection of Time-Release Magnesium Peroxide.

    ABSTRACT: This case study shows that there is potential to remediate dissolved vinyl chloride by oxygenation in the field. Residual vinyl chloride concentrations have been remediated in the field at a mid-western site with a phosphate-intercalated peroxygen (ORC®, a proprietary formulation of magnesium peroxide that releases oxygen slowly). The site was formerly operated as an aluminum coating ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Air and Ozone Sparging of TCE Using a Directionally Drilled Horizontal Well

    A one year pilot test was performed at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune to evaluate the performance of air and ozone-enhanced air sparging via a horizontal well. The primary contaminant at the site is trichloroethylene (TCE), with concentrations ranging from 200 to 800 μg/L at a primary target depth of 40 to 45 feet below ground surface (bgs). Site geology consists of silty clay overburden, ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Why Bentonite Hurts Well Production: The Case for Biopolymer Drilling Fluid

    Bentonite is a naturally-occurring clay material, largely composed of the mineral, sodium mont-morillonite. The dominant property of bentonite is that it swells to many times its dry volume when hydrated by water, forming a viscous fluid with high gel strength. This makes bentonite an excellent product when used as a sealant, for preventing the influx of surface water into a well, sealing ...

  • Soil Sampling under Buildings and Solving Vapor Intrusion using Horizontal Drilling

    The Issue: The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) mandated soil and groundwater sampling under an active pharmaceutical company manufacturing building in order to address vapor intrusion inside the building. Installation of vertical borings and wells through the building slab was not practicable without profound disruption of manufacturing activities inside the building. ...

  • Directional Technologies, Inc. conducts unique horizontal remediation well installation in Railroad Yard

    The Issue The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Morris Park Yard, located at the Intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 121st Street in Queens, New York, is a historic rail yard with one of the only operating turntables in the USA. The Morris Park Yard has been used to repair and refuel engines for over 100 years. Today, it continues to serve one of the nation’s busiest regional rail ...

  • Direct and indirect effects of petroleum production activities on the Western Fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) as a surrogate for the dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus)

    The dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus) is a habitat specialist of conservation concern limited to shin oak sand dune systems of New Mexico and Texas. Because much of the dunes sagebrush lizard's habitat occurs in areas of high oil and gas production, there may be direct and indirect effects of these activities. We used the congeneric Western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The “Straight Skinny” on bentonite-based drilling muds & their standard practice use in the horizontal remediation well industry

    Let’s make our point up front: 1) bentonite-based drilling fluid is NOT bad for horizontal remediation well (HRW) projects; 2) it does not damage the formation; 3) it is a naturally occurring clay material that is mined; and 4) it does flush easily/adequately during well development. Most remediation professionals have designed and/or installed vertical wells at one time or another ...

  • Case Study - GTD’s new EW4 PDC Cutters Deliver Excellent Results in East Siberian Oilfield Drilling.

    Drill Bit: 8.5” diameter, vertical bit. | PDC Cutters: GTD EW4 R1313 mm | Location: East Siberia | Results: 1,438 meters depth, ROP range 23-25 m/hr | Following significant investment in research and development, GTD have manufactured a new grade of PDC cutter, EW4, with exceptional abrasion resistant and toughness. GTD EW4 has a significant comparative ...

  • Does It Diminish the EH&S Role in JCAHO`S Environment of Care Standards

    EH&S employees are constantly being tugged in multiple directions. Inspections, training, fire drills, disaster drills, workplace complaints, meetings, emails, phone calls, new MSDS's, hazardous waste shipments and the accompanied documentation to maintain compliance with OSHA, EPA, fire regulations, and JCAHO accreditation ...


    By 3E Company

  • Review of chatter in micro and macro cutting operations machining biomaterials

    Chatter presents one of the main problems in quality of machined surfaces limiting tool life, productivity and tolerances. Chatter in milling and turning operations has been extensively analysed however, drilling operations have been neglected due to the complexity of drilling tools and problems that develop in the modelling of the tool. In this paper, an overview of chatter vibrations and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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