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  • Horizontal Directional Drilling – HDD Academy – Feb 13-14, 2017

    Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb School of Construction and Benjamin Media, Inc. will host the third annual Horizontal Directional Drilling Academy Feb. 13-14, 2017. Horizontal directional drilling experts will deliver presentations during a two-day intensive course designed to equip attendees with knowledge of horizontal directional drilling pre-construction, design and material ...


    By Vac-Tron Equipment

  • 4 Reasons to Choose ClearPath for Your Horizontal Drilling Projects

    Here at ClearPath Utility Solutions, we pride ourselves on the array of horizontal directional drilling projects we’ve completed over the years. No matter what the goal is (e.g., improving oil and gas production rates, conducting underground installations of units), our team members are ready to roll up their sleeves and break ground. So if you’re on the hunt for horizontal well ...

  • Groundwater industry opportunities in geothermal heating/cooling subject of NGWA conference

    Increasing public demand for reduced fossil fuel consumption is creating growing business diversification opportunities with geothermal heating and cooling systems, according to presentations scheduled for the National Ground Water Association's 'Geothermal and Horizontal Drilling Forum,' August 25-25, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. Using vertically drilled earth boreholes to connect heat pumps is a ...

  • Further training event according to GW 329 - December 2019

    Together with the Berufsförderungswerk des Rohrleitungsbauverbands e. V., the DCA is once again organising a further training event according to GW 329 in 2019. As usual, the event will take place on 10 December 2019 at the Schlosshotel Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel. The seminar is primarily aimed at technical supervisors who have an examination certificate for training levels A and B. The ...

  • Sandvik launches new pilot bits for more efficient raise boring

    Most raise boring applications begin with the drilling of a pilot hole. The general length of a pilot hole varies from 30 - 1000 meters, with standard drill pipes of 1.5 meter length. The time and cost involved in pulling the pipes out from a deep pilot hole is significant and the service life of pilot bits is therefore crucial when it comes to keeping down cost and time for any raise boring ...

  • Gas drilling law could endanger NY drinking water, say NRDC experts

    Half of New York’s drinking water could be contaminated by toxic pollution, unless the state adopts comprehensive safeguards for natural gas drilling before any drills break ground, according to experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). This critical threat comes as NY Governor Paterson signed a law (S.8169/A.10526) that makes it easier for gas companies to conduct horizontal ...

  • 20 years of BWB surface protection for steel pipes – a story of success

    BWB (Berolina Wickelrohr Beschichtung/ Berolina pipe surface protection) system’s anniversary “First tests in 1995 have been promising” says Ralf Odenwald, the President of BKP Berolina Polyester GmbH & Co. KG. The introduction of the GRP coating for steel pipes 20 years ago marketed as the BWB system was a single story of success for BKP Berolina. Meanwhile more than ...

  • Vermeer equipment is engineered for outstanding performance.

    At Vermeer, we’re never satisfied with status quo. Our engineering and design teams are constantly developing new equipment, or new innovations to improve existing equipment. From chippers to trenching equipment and balers to horizontal directional drills, Vermeer has the equipment for the job. Vermeer equipment is fully supported by our worldwide dealer network, so you can get routine ...


    By Vermeer

  • DCA mourns the loss of Hermann Lübbers

    The co-founder, former president and honorary member of the Drilling Contractors Association (DCA), Hermann Lübbers, who last worked as a project manager for large-scale drilling technology at Beermann Bohrtechnik GmbH, died on 16 October 2019 at the age of 65 after a long and serious illness. At the end of 1993, Hermann Lübbers and Dr. Rüdiger Kögler had the idea of ...

  • 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

  • Noble Energy to buy rival Clayton Williams for $2.7 billion

    Oil producer Noble Energy will acquire rival Clayton Williams for about $2.7 billion in a cash and stock deal that will expand Noble’s presence in oil-rich West Texas. Noble said the deal would include 71,000 net acres in the Southern Delaware Basin in Reeves and Ward counties, which are part of the larger Permian Basin, home of the some of the richest oil deposits in North America. The ...

  • Industry Knowledge: What is a Reclaimer?

    If you’ve been on a horizontal directional drilling site, you may have seen or heard someone mention reclaimer equipment being utilized for the job. But what is a reclaimer and how do you use a reclaimer for directional drilling? In this post, we’ll take a look at reclaimers, how they function, and why they are so vital to many HDD projects. Reclaimers for Horizontal Directional ...

  • Jorn Stoelinga, LMR Drilling GmbH, becomes new president of the DCA

    On 13 February 2019, the members' meeting of the Drilling Contractors Association (DCA) took place on a regular basis in Oldenburg. With 41 member companies of 112 member companies in the association and 93 participants, the meeting was well attended. The main objective on the agenda of this year's meeting was, besides the planned amendment of the statutes, the new elections of the board. After ...

  • Utica Shale play emerging as important US liquids-rich resource, says IHS

    According to a recent report from IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of information and analytics, although it is still premature to conclude that the Utica/Point Pleasant Shale play in Ohio and western Pennsylvania will be as productive as the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas, the Utica is in many ways analogous to the Eagle Ford and early drilling results are encouraging. The similarities ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Vermeer announces Ultimate Crew contest finalists

    Vermeer is pleased to introduce the Ultimate Crew contest finalists. Four crews from across North America are headed to the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky, where they will compete in the Underground Showdown live skills competition. Vermeer congratulates the four finalists. B&T Drainage Inc., from Marshall, Illinois Crew: ...


    By Vermeer

  • TerraCon™ - PVC Raceways for Trenchless Applications

    - Introducing TerraCon – Trenchless Raceways for Electrical and Telecommunications Cables TerraCon is a trenchless PVC conduit piping system designed specifically for trenchless applications and horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Thanks to its slide-in spline locking system, TerraCon comes together quickly, creating a water-tight seal in seconds – no special fusion equipment or ...


    By IPEX, Inc.

  • Fracking yields high wintertime ozone pollution

    Chemicals released into the air by oil and gas exploration, extraction and related activities (i.e. horizontal drilling combined with hydraulic fracturing “fracking”) can spark reactions that lead to high levels of ozone in wintertime, high enough to exceed the US federal health standards, according to new NOAA-led research, published in Nature. Winter ozone pollution is surprising ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • EPA initiates hydraulic fracturing study

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will conduct a comprehensive research study to investigate the potential adverse impact that hydraulic fracturing may have on water quality and public health. Natural gas plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future and the process known as hydraulic fracturing is one way of accessing that vital resource. There are concerns ...

  • B&T Drainage Inc. named winner of Vermeer Ultimate Crew contest

    PELLA, Iowa — The judges’ votes are in. B&T Drainage Inc. from Marshall, Illinois, has been named the winner of the Ultimate Crew contest, sponsored by Vermeer. B&T Drainage bested three other crews during today’s Ultimate Crew Underground Showdown, a live drilling competition held at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) 2015 in ...


    By Vermeer

  • New Distribution Partner in South America

    ImpulseRadar announces the immediate appointment of Total Drilling Supply Sytems, as our distribution partner in Brazil. Consistent with our international growth strategy, this will increase our geographic reach and provide access to new markets, whilst helping us to acquire new customers and develop new revenue streams. “We are delighted to be working with the team at Total Drilling in ...


    By ImpulseRadar

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