horizontal remediation well Articles

  • Horizontal Remediation Wells - Case Study

    Why wait 30 years…when HRWs are here today! After 30 years of remediation, the responsible party became frustrated with the limitations of vertical wells and the inability of methods used to achieve cleanup goals.  Seeking site closure, the soon to be client, turned to Directional Technologies and Horizontal Remediation Wells (HRWs) to break the stalemate.  The HRWs were ...

  • Is a Horizontal Remediation Well System Right for My Project?

    So your remediation project is moving towards a choice of remedy, whether it involves Dual Phase Extraction, Total Phase Extraction, Biosparging, Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE), Air Sparge (AS), or Chemox Delivery, or any combination of the above. Now, the concept of horizontal remediation wells (HRW’s) for your site seems intriguing. So what do you need to consider before proposing a ...

  • How much does a Horizontal Remediation Well cost?

    In the early days of horizontal remediation wells, the estimated costs made many projects completely unfeasible. However, with the advance of technology in directional drilling and innovative solutions within the environmental industry, this technology is becoming affordable and practical. Like most environmental projects, the cost of a Horizontal Remediation Well will depend on the size and ...

  • Horizontal Recirculation Wells Remediate Fuel Oil Impacts

    Catering to the unique needs of the client and working hand-in-hand with the consultant, Directional Technologies approached a challenging remedial situation with flexibility and a new approach to re-task a horizontal injection well system to horizontal recirculation wells. Directional Technologies invites you to read another case study explaining how a project benefited from decades of ...

  • Horizontal Wells - Technology Overview

    Horizontal well technology has been incorporated into many current environmental remediation applications (and associated contaminants), such as in situ bioremediation, air sparging, vacuum extraction, soil flushing, free product recovery, etc. Ac cording to information reviewed, this technology is most applicable to sites with relatively shallow soil and/or groundwater contamination, and can ...

  • Evaluation of a Horizontal Well

    Background: Air Sparging Air sparging is an in-situ remediation technology where air is injected into the saturated zone of an aquifer. It is an alternative to conventional ex-situ pump and treat systems for remediation of contaminated ground water. It is necessary to understand the pattern of air flow that will occur in the subsurface in order to determine the optimal placement, ...

  • Time-Tested Advantages of Horizontal Wells

    Wells are wells are wells, right? Both conventional vertical wells and directionally drilled horizontal wells have a screened casing that is connected to solid riser casing which leads to the ground surface. Groundwater or soil vapor is drawn through a well screen to remove contaminants. Remediation agents such as air, bioamendmnents or potassium permanganate are injected through a well screen to ...

  • Enhanced Vapor Intrusion Mitigation via Horizontal Remediation Wells

    Vapor Intrusion (VI) is a potential concern at any building - existing or planned, located near soil or groundwater contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Conventional installation technologies (vertical wells) can fall short, especially when large structures such as factories, hangars, and offices buildings are involved because they typically involve expensive and lengthy ...

  • DTI installs horizontal remediation wells under busy intersection

    The Issue A retail gasoline station in Tallahassee Florida with leaking underground storage tanks sits atop a local groundwater divide, causing petroleum hydrocarbon plumes to migrate in opposite directions from the site. In one direction, the plume has migrated under a residential neighborhood on downward sloping terrain, and in the opposite direction, the plume has migrated under a ...

  • Horizontal Well Systems for Improving Remedial Efficiency and Zone of Influence

    To improve remediation efficiency and expand the zone of influence, Directional Technologies, Inc. transferred technology from the oil and gas industry to the environmental industry. The oil and gas industry has used directional drilling for decades to improve oil recovery, based on a simple concept that the more screen contact there is with the “pay-zone,” the more production gained. ...

  • Horizontal Remediation Wells used in order to preserve military security

    Project Description: Remediate a plume of trichloroethylene (TCE) under multiple military buildings by air sparging (AS) and soil vapor extraction (SVE). There are two target zones: the shallow zone is approximately 70' below grounds surface (bgs) and 20' below this is the deep zone. The plume was located under multiple buildings comprising an area of approximately 150,000 SF. Scope of Work: ...

  • Horizontal Remediation Wells - Don`t Disrupt your Client`s Business

    The use of Horizontal Remediation Wells for environmental cleanup is a proven solution for project managers with many benefits including the benefit of the continuation of business activities during mitigation or remediation activities.   Since 1993, Directional Technologies, Inc. has installed thousands of Horizontal Remediation Well systems in the United States and abroad at many different ...

  • Multipurpose Horizontal Remediation Wells Treat Impacts from Former DOD Operations

    The site, a former DOD plant previously used for the manufacture of aircraft and missile systems had TCE impacts that posed a threat to the current occupants at the site.    The site had been recently redeveloped into an industrial complex for several companies. For the new occupants, a disruptive indoor construction to install a vertical remediation system was out of the question. In ...

  • DTI installs 3 blind horizontal remediation wells in cobble

    The Issue An active retail gas station next to a wetland area has benzene and trimethylbenzene plumes in a water table aquifer containing sand, gravel and cobbles. Rock fragments and boulders several feet in diameter lie in the vadose zone, between the ground surface and the water table. Business at the gas station would slow down or stop for an extended period of time if a vertical ...

  • 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 ...

  • Horizontal Soil Vapor Extraction and Horizontal Air Sparge Wells Case Study-

    Directional Technologies Is The Expert At Horizontal Soil Vapor Extraction   A horizontal soil vapor extraction well and two horizontal air sparge wells rapidly remediate contamination in situ under a research and development facility. These horizontal wells were installed by environmental directional driller Directional Technologies with no access to inside this sensitve facility. ...

  • Enhanced Bio-Stimulation through Horizontal Wells

    Biosparging technology can be further enhanced when applied through Horizontal Remediation Wells. Since horizontal well systems typically have 4 to 10 times more screen footage in contact with the contaminated media than vertical systems, Horizontal Biosparge Wells can inject much greater volumes while maintaining the same low flow rates. This, in turn, leads to more rapid increases in dissolved ...

  • Key Elements of a Successful Horizontal Remediation System

    Environmental remediation professionals around the country (and internationally) are rapidly learning that Horizontal Remediation Systems are an essential “tool in their remediation toolbox”. When designed and executed by experienced horizontal environmental drilling experts, Horizontal Remediation Systems can be extremely effective at achieving rapid site closure compared to vertical ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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