Guided Drilling

Definition - What does Guided Drilling mean?

Guided drilling is defined as a process, or trenchless construction method, which involves the use of a pilot tube to control the desired route through the ground, followed by auger boring, to set the pipe in place. The pilot tube can be precisely controlled to create a path for the auger to follow. This technique is useful in directional drilling, especially in displaceable ground.

Also referred to as guided boring.

Trenchlesspedia explains Guided Drilling

The guidance technology of the pilot tube is highly developed which gives operators the ability to control the head position and steering orientation. A precise route can therefore be directed through displaceable ground. Auger boring removes the spoil through the rotational action of the boring process and casings are installed as the auger progresses through the ground. This technique takes advantage of the directional control of pilot tube and the robust installation of the auger process.

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