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  • A new era in horizontal directional drilling with the S3 Navigator HDD line

    Vermeer has introduced its first horizontal directional drill with a Tier 4 Final engine. The D9x13 S3 Navigator HDD — the first of the S3 generation of drills — features improved hydraulic efficiency and enhanced speed for greater drilling performance. The D9x13 S3 is designed for installation of utilities such as communication, power, gas and water, as well as some limited sewer ...


    By Vermeer

  • A new era in horizontal directional drilling with the S3 Navigator HDD line

    Vermeer has introduced its first horizontal directional drill with a Tier 4 Final engine. The D9x13 S3 Navigator HDD — the first of the S3 generation of drills — features improved hydraulic efficiency and enhanced speed for greater drilling performance. The D9x13 S3 is designed for installation of utilities such as communication, power, gas and water, as well as some limited sewer ...


    By Vermeer

  • UNIHAMMER at International Association of Specialists for Horizontal Directional Drilling 2009 (MAS GNB)

    During the annual seminar of International Association of Specialists for Horizontal Directional Drilling (MAS GNB), Universal HDD presented its revolutionary new air rock tool – UNIHAMMER. The event took place in Gelendjik, Russia on October 8-9, 2009. The focus of the seminar was on horizontal directional drilling in geologically difficult grounds, and more specifically in rock. The ...


    By Universal HDD

  • A new era in horizontal directional drilling with the S3 Navigator HDD line

    Vermeer has introduced its first horizontal directional drill with a Tier 4 Final engine. The D9x13 S3 Navigator HDD — the first of the S3 generation of drills — features improved hydraulic efficiency and enhanced speed for greater drilling performance. The D9x13 S3 is designed for installation of utilities such as communication, power, gas and water, as well as some limited sewer ...


    By Vermeer

  • New, updated AEM safety manuals outline directional drilling best practices

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new Directional Drilling safety manual and updated its Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment safety manual to reflect the latest industry best practices for drilling safely. Keyholing and cross boring are prominently featured in the safety procedures for underground utility damage prevention. AEM safety manuals are ...

  • New Vermeer directional drill has power of a maxi rig in a self-contained drill

    Vermeer introduced its newest addition to the Navigator family of horizontal directional drills at the 2013 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition. The D220x300 Navigator HDD has 242,100 pounds (1076.9 kN) of thrust/pullback and 30,200 foot-pounds (40,945.8 Nm) of rotational torque. “As energy demands continue to grow — and with increased exploration of ...


    By Vermeer

  • New Vermeer D100x140 Navigator® horizontal directional drill equipped with Tier 4i engine and class-leading torque

    Vermeer Corporation has introduced the all new D100x140 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD), designed for the needs of the water, sewer and gas pipeline market, among other installation applications. A number of design considerations have been incorporated to provide enhanced drilling performance and productivity in challenging soil conditions. The D100x140 is powered by a ...


    By Vermeer

  • Drilling into the Albermarle sound

    The bore into the Albemarle Sound was part of the Currituck County Mainland Water Treatment Plant Reverse Osmosis Expansion project. The concentrate water (or reject water) from the reverse osmosis process is brackish and must be discharged into a receiving water of similar quality. The County was forced to discharge the concentrate water at the mouth of the North River and Albemarle Sound, 21 ...


    By Universal HDD

  • Directional Sampling Takes a Turn... for the Better!

    DTD recently completed a directional sampling project to characterize soil at a Superfund site in eastern Washington state. One interesting development in the project has taken advantage of the extreme flexibility of directional drilling to back up and change the path of a bore during advancement. When unexpected material was encountered in one of the bores at the site, the DTD team backed up ...

  • Horizontal Directional Wells for Dewatering Operations

    During 2010 DTD completed two projects requiring horizontal dewatering wells. Both projects were designed to lower the water table for excavation purposes. One project dewatered for a source-removal excavation at an Air Force Base,  while the other dewatered contaminated groundwater prior to a construction excavation. The first project included a series of six horizontal wells set beneath an ...

  • Vermeer D40x55 S3 Drill Offers Increased Drilling Force, Speed and Versatility

    The Vermeer D40x55 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD) adds more punch and drilling force over its predecessor — the D36x50 Series II Navigator HDD — to offer contractors premium performance, class-leading cycle times and flexible rod options. “Contractors considered the D36x50 Series II as one of the most versatile drills in the industry, and the D40x55 S3 is ...


    By Vermeer

  • Vermeer D24x40 S3 Drill Offers More Drilling Power, Speed and Reliability

    The Vermeer D24x40 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD) set the industry standard in 1993, and with the introduction of the D24x40 S3 in 2015, there are even more reasons it’s the choice to meet contractors’ right-size, right-power ...


    By Vermeer

  • CSIRO developing smarter drilling technologies

    “Our research impacts the most critical component of resource exploration and production,” says CESRE Chief, Dr Mike McWilliams. “Drilling is a major expense in the resources industry. Our scientists and engineers are comprehensively redesigning and improving drilling equipment and techniques precisely when global commodity needs are on the upswing. This is good news for Australian resource ...

  • EIA initiates new monthly Drilling Productivity Report

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released today the initial edition of a new monthly Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) to provide region-specific insights into oil and natural gas drilling rig efficiency, new well productivity, existing well decline rates, and overall oil and natural gas production trends. Given the importance of drilling productivity trends as ...

  • Bush removes executive ban on offshore oil drilling

    President George W. Bush has removed the executive ban on offshore exploration on the Outer Continental Shelf, the OCS, that has stood since his father was in the Oval Office. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, the president blamed the Democratically-controlled Congress for rising gasoline prices that averaged more than US$4.07 a gallon at the 4th of July holiday weekend. That is 13 cents ...

  • ES-KSN vertical cutting dryer used in drilling

    ES-KSN cuttings dryer  is about to be on Display in CIPPE 2014.You are very welcome to visit us at E2160! Xi’an KOSUN Machinery Co., Ltd.(KOSUN for short) would like to invite you to join them at CIPPE 2014, which is being held from Mar. 19th to 21st at the New China International Exhibition Center ...


  • American Petro-Hunter Announces Commencement of Drilling in Kansas

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 06/22/10 -- American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to announce commencement of drilling operations at the #3 Lutters Well at the Poston Prospect, located in Trego County, Kansas. The well is scheduled to spud today and the Company expects drilling to take 7 days to reach the planned 4,500 foot target ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA directs company to supply information in PA gas well incident

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has directed Chesapeake Energy Corp. to supply information in connection with the discharge of drilling fluids from a natural gas well last week in Leroy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. While the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the lead in responding to this incident, EPA staff is requesting by tomorrow, April 26, information on the hydraulic ...

  • Scientific Drilling International Names Jayme Sperring as Director, Global Sales and Marketing

    SCIENTIFIC DRILLING INTERNATIONAL announces that Jayme Sperring has been named Director, Global Sales and Marketing. Sperring will manage Scientific Drilling's global directional drilling and ...


    By Marketwire

  • New Vermeer drill offers impressive power in modest footprint

    Vermeer Corporation has introduced the D60x90 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD), providing impressive power in a small footprint; it’s the cost-effective choice for tackling difficult trenchless installations in challenging ground conditions. The D60x90 is powered by a 185 hp (138 kW) John Deere Tier4i (Stage IIIB) diesel engine, which delivers 9000 ft-lb (12,202 Nm) of ...


    By Vermeer

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