horizontal well Articles

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Horizontal Soil Vapor Extraction Wells

    As part of a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) submitted to NYSDEC, a consultant selected Horizontal Soil Vapor Extraction Wells (HSVE) to expand an on-site vapor extraction system in New York. Directional Technologies worked with the consultant on the horizontal well screen design and well layout of three (3) HSVE wells, spaced 50-feet apart, and constructed with 4-inch Schedule 80 PVC materials. Due ...

  • Horizontal Well Rehabilitation at NASA Facility

    A horizontal groundwater extraction well at an active NASA facility in Louisiana was impacted by mineral scaling and bio-fouling affecting operations of the groundwater pump and the treatment system. A flow reduction of over 50% was observed. Directional Technologies, Inc. performed a series of horizontal well rehabilitation activities, that increases flow by 58%, which including mechanical ...

  • 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 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. ...

  • Electrical heating with horizontal wells, the heat transfer problem

    Outline Present our mathematical solution of the axial heat transfer problem for electrical heating of a horizontal well. Present some results. Calculation Procedure Derive the Heat Transfer PDE for each region. Obtain the Laplace Transforms of these equations. Solve the above equations. ...


    By McMillan-McGee Corp.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pressure behaviours and flow regimes of a horizontal well with multiple inclined hydraulic fractures

    Hydraulic fractures have become a common stimulation application in the oil and gas industry, especially in tight formations. Published models assume the hydraulic fractures are vertical and symmetric. However, recent studies have shown that fractures are asymmetric and inclined with respect to the vertical direction and the axis of the wellbore. This paper introduces new analytical models that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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: ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

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