Drilling Equipment


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Why is mud recycling an important part of an HDD project? The major benefits are keeping costs down in a variety of ways and reducing...

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Drilling fluid is the life fluid of a trenchless project; it can literally make or break a borehole. Therefore, managing and selecting the...

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What does a mud engineer do, what is their training and why is it such an important job on trenchless construction sites?

Pipe Dope: Importance of Thread Compound in HDD Drill Rods Pipe Dope: Importance of Thread Compound in HDD Drill Rods Pipe Dope: Importance of Thread Compound in HDD Drill Rods Pipe Dope: Importance of Thread Compound in HDD Drill Rods


Learn why equipment failure occurring in HDD takes place due to the insufficient or improper use of pipe dope.

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HDD is a minimal impact trenchless installation and construction method used to install several types of underground structures and...

Geosteering for Oil and Gas: Directional Drilling at Another Level Geosteering for Oil and Gas: Directional Drilling at Another Level Geosteering for Oil and Gas: Directional Drilling at Another Level 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...

Understanding the Importance of Solids Control Understanding the Importance of Solids Control Understanding the Importance of Solids Control 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...

Horizontal Directional Drilling Methods: Gyro Vs. Magnetic Wireline Steering Horizontal Directional Drilling Methods: Gyro Vs. Magnetic Wireline Steering Horizontal Directional Drilling Methods: Gyro Vs. Magnetic Wireline Steering 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...

A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools A Quick Guide to Underground HDD Steering and Tools 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...

The Role of Hydrogeology in Trenchless Construction The Role of Hydrogeology in Trenchless Construction The Role of Hydrogeology in Trenchless Construction 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...

Down-the-Hole Drilling Method Explained Down-the-Hole Drilling Method Explained Down-the-Hole Drilling Method Explained 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.

Trenchless Frac-out: How Do You Prevent It? Trenchless Frac-out: How Do You Prevent It? Trenchless Frac-out: How Do You Prevent It? Trenchless Frac-out: How Do You Prevent It?


Although frac-out’s happen quite commonly during an HDD project, these 7 tips can help you prevent it from occurring right from the...

Gel Strength: Understanding Its Importance When Assessing Drilling Fluids Gel Strength: Understanding Its Importance When Assessing Drilling Fluids Gel Strength: Understanding Its Importance When Assessing Drilling Fluids Gel Strength: Understanding Its Importance When Assessing Drilling Fluids


Learn why the right gel strength balance must be struck for the specific soil conditions in order to prevent costly repairs and downtime...

Horizontal Auger Boring: The Advantages of Knowing When to Use It Horizontal Auger Boring: The Advantages of Knowing When to Use It Horizontal Auger Boring: The Advantages of Knowing When to Use It Horizontal Auger Boring: The Advantages of Knowing When to Use It


Horizontal auger boring uses a combination of jacking to push pipe casings into the soil and an auger to remove the spoil from the inside...

Why Proper Disposal of Used Drilling Fluid Should Be a Crucial Trenchless Planning Step Why Proper Disposal of Used Drilling Fluid Should Be a Crucial Trenchless Planning Step Why Proper Disposal of Used Drilling Fluid Should Be a Crucial Trenchless Planning Step Why Proper Disposal of Used Drilling Fluid Should Be a Crucial Trenchless Planning Step


Every contractor should consider the environmental regulations regarding waste disposal prior to bidding, because today drilling waste...

An In-Depth Look at the Role of Drilling Fluid Systems in Trenchless Construction An In-Depth Look at the Role of Drilling Fluid Systems in Trenchless Construction An In-Depth Look at the Role of Drilling Fluid Systems in Trenchless Construction An In-Depth Look at the Role of Drilling Fluid Systems in Trenchless Construction


Drilling fluid selection and management should start even before bidding on a job, as the quality of drilling mud can be the difference...

Understanding Drilling Fluids Solids Control with Horizontal Directional Drilling Rigs Understanding Drilling Fluids Solids Control with Horizontal Directional Drilling Rigs Understanding Drilling Fluids Solids Control with Horizontal Directional Drilling Rigs Understanding Drilling Fluids Solids Control with Horizontal Directional Drilling Rigs


Horizontal directional drilling fluid poses environmental problems if not disposed of properly. However, through the use of solids control...

Carrying Out In-Situ Stress Measurements: Hydraulic Fracturing Vs. Overcoring Methods Carrying Out In-Situ Stress Measurements: Hydraulic Fracturing Vs. Overcoring Methods Carrying Out In-Situ Stress Measurements: Hydraulic Fracturing Vs. Overcoring Methods Carrying Out In-Situ Stress Measurements: Hydraulic Fracturing Vs. Overcoring Methods


Carrying out in-situ stress measurements can be accomplished by using either hydraulic fracturing or overcoring methods. Both offer a...

Slurry Pump Capacity & Flow Rates Explained: Sizing Slurry Pump Capacity to Match Project Conditions Slurry Pump Capacity & Flow Rates Explained: Sizing Slurry Pump Capacity to Match Project Conditions Slurry Pump Capacity & Flow Rates Explained: Sizing Slurry Pump Capacity to Match Project Conditions Slurry Pump Capacity & Flow Rates Explained: Sizing Slurry Pump Capacity to Match Project Conditions


Sizing a slurry pump correctly is a critical part of the pump selection process. This ensures that it will operate within its design...