13th Annual Directional Drilling Survey: Mixed Market Recovery For HDD

By Robert Carpenter, Editor | June 2011 Vol. 66 No. 6

The need to maintain productivity among HDD units of all sizes remains of paramount importance to contractors in all parts of the country. In fact, 75 percent of contractors list “service” as the most important factor they look for in an equipment/service provider. About 61 percent cited quality, 56.7 percent stressed technical knowledge, cost of service/equipment was cited by 50 percent and the location of their service/equipment providers by 41.7 percent.