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Geosteering for Oil and Gas: Directional Drilling at Another Level


In order to continuously evaluate and place the horizontal wellbore in the optimal position, geosteering involves real-time use of logging tools such as logging while...

Excavation Safety First: Top 5 Digging Disasters


We've put a spotlight on some of the most catastrophic digging disasters to occur in the last two decades to highlight the need for proper safety measures during...

Geomapping: Locating Aging Pipeline Systems


Through the use of geomapping tools, workers can accurately locate underground utilities.

Understanding the Importance of Solids Control


Drilling waste needs to be managed, and waste management methodology and guidelines vary with every project. Recycling the drilling mud has become popular because it...

How 3D Laser Scanning Is Removing the Guesswork From Pipeline Condition Assessments


3D laser scanning equipment produces a highly detailed three-dimensional model of the pipeline, providing operators with a clear visual representation of the areas under...

New and Innovative Trenchless Solutions for Oil and Gas Pipeline Crossings


The emergence of groundbreaking 21st-century technologies, such as AR, VR and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) have helped to revolutionize numerous sectors,...

How Drones Are Revolutionizing Oil and Gas Pipeline Inspections


A BusinessWire report projects the Global Oil & Gas Drones Market to reach $4 billion by 2020. Drones have rapidly garnered interest in this industry due to the overall...

Cased Auger Boring


Knowing which method to use and when to use it for each circumstance requires a closer look at each technique.

Trenchless Rehabilitation for Gas Lines: How to Detect a Gas Leak


A faulty gas line is nothing to mess with. When gas appliances are not putting off the same amount of heat or flame as they once did, it can be a leak. Learn how to tell...

Horizontal Directional Drilling Methods: Gyro Vs. Magnetic Wireline Steering


Gyro and magnetic wireline steering are ways for operators to control the horizontal directional drilling project. Both have their benefits and work better in certain...

A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools


Both gyro and magnetic systems offer benefits for HDD operators, but the tracking ability of magnetic sensors makes them the most accurate steering system on offer at...

The Role of Hydrogeology in Trenchless Construction


Knowing the characteristics of groundwater near the drill site and understand how it can affect drilling operations is essential. Therefore, for some trenchless...

Down-the-Hole Drilling Method Explained


Discover how down-the-hole (DTH) drilling has made life easier for contractors to drill wells faster and more efficiently.

What Key Areas of Growth Are Expected for Trenchless Rehabilitation in North America?


From all the many trenchless industry professionals and engineers we met at NASTT’s No-Dig North 2019, we had one key question for them all: What is a key area of growth...

Guided Boring Methods: Pilot Tube


Learn how engineers can accurately place new pipelines with minimal disturbance to the surrounding soil by using the pilot tube guided boring method.

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When Should I Use Slurry Microtunneling on My Project?


Microtunneling is a trenchless construction technique used to construct small- to medium-sized tunnels. During the microtunneling process, a remote-controlled,...

What is geomapping and how is it used in trenchless technology?


Underground utility networks, such as natural gas pipelines, water lines and electrical lines can consist of millions of miles piping and cable infrastructure. As these...

How does rock mechanics help engineers better understand how rocks will react to tunneling projects?


Tunneling into rock is a relatively complex process, requiring careful project planning and analysis of site conditions. While rock may seem solid, it contains numerous...

Is shoring and other trenching safety methods required during trenchless construction?


While the term "trenchless" suggests the absence of trenches, there are instances where small excavations are needed during trenchless construction. These...

When should engineers take skin friction into account when writing mud specification for an HDD project?


In short, skin friction should always be considered when writing mud specifications for a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) project.Skin friction is defined as the...