Directional Technologies, Inc.

- Horizontal Directional Drilling Rigs


Directional Technologies, Inc. owns and maintains a fleet of state-of-the-art horizontal drill rigs. The D80 X 100 is manufactured by Vermeer in Pella, Iowa. The JT 2720 and JT 4020 are manufactured by The Charles Machine Works, Perry Oklahoma that carry Ditch Witch brand. The range of capacity in these rigs provides the opportunity to match the equipment to a wide range of field conditions. In addition to the horizontal directional drill rigs, Directional Technologies supports each project with a self-contained fluid management vehicle, vacuum truck to remove drilling fluids and well-development water, and a support vehicle equipped with welding gear, tools, and parts.

Locating Systems

Directional Technologies, Inc. uses several of the most widely used locating system for mid-sized drilling operations. This includes the DigiTrak Eclipse® system and the TruTracker.

The DigiTrak Eclipse® system is a walkover locating system that relies on a transmitter or sonde that is placed in a housing located behind the drill bit. The sonde sends a signal to the surface and is picked up by a receiver held by the locator. The locator is able to monitor the path of the bore by reading and analyzing the data provided by the receiver, the information includes “tool face” and “pitch”, a depth reading is calculated by using signal strength. The receiver is calibrated prior to beginning the bore. The drilling rig equipped with a remote receiver that also allows the driller to receive, analyze, and record the locating data.

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