Laney Directional Drilling Co.

Laney Directional Drilling Co., a leading provider of horizontal directional drilling services to the energy, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors, announced that it has successfully completed the horizontal directional drill (HDD) installation of nearly 11,000 feet of 6-inch steel gas pipeline in one pull under Lake Houston.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Mesa Verde National Park is located in the relatively isolated southwestern corner of Colorado, near Durango. More than 1,000 years ago, the area was home to Pueblo-dwelling people, and the park contains more than 4,000 archeological sites -- including 600 cliff dwellings -- which are among the most notable and best preserved in the United States.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

At one time or another, rock is a challenge to most contractors who do horizontal directional drilling (HDD). The degree of difficulty and the efficiency with which rock is penetrated involves many factors, including the size of the drill unit, method of drilling, downhole tools and the experience and capability of drilling crews.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

CenterPoint Energy Inc., Houston, TX, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services, interstate pipelines and field services operations. It serves more than five million metered electric and natural gas customers in six states: Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

Laney Directional Drilling Co. (Laney), a leading provider of horizontal directional drilling services to the energy, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors, announced March 15 that Alan P. Snider, PE and David “Paul” Bearden, Jr. have joined the Laney team.

Laney Directional Drilling Co. announced Oct. 12 the appointment of Kevin R. Fox as CEO. Fox joins Laney after a 19-year career with Willbros Group, Inc. where most recently he was president of the Willbros Construction division of Willbros Group, Inc. and had previously served as president of Willbros Engineering.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Throughout 2009, the Laney Directional Drilling Co., Humble, TX, has been celebrating its 20th year in business.

The Gulf Coast Trenchless Association (GCTA) recognized the recipients of its college scholarships Aug. 12 at its monthly meeting. The association awarded $12,000 in scholarships to 12 students.

Over 300 attendees braved the economy to attend the Distribution Contractors Association’s 48th Annual Convention at the Sheraton Maui in Hawaii in February.

When Sempra Energy’s Pipelines and Storage business unit needed to install a new pipeline from Sempra LNG’s new Cameron LNG receipt terminal to existing interstate pipelines north of the LNG facility, they were well aware that the project presented special challenges.

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