Taking Water Pipe HDD To Extremes

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | June 2011 Vol. 66 No. 6

Based in Humble, TX, Laney Directional Drilling has HDD capabilities to install pipe in diameters of four to 60 inches to distances of more than 7,000 feet. Over the years, Laney crews have earned the reputation of being able to complete long bores to install large-diameter pipes in extremely difficult conditions.

Laney designs and builds its own directional drilling equipment, and currently operates 12 drill units ranging in size from 300,000 to 1.7 million pounds of pullback. The 1.7-million pound machine, powered by two 1,000-horsepower Caterpillar engines, is believed to be the largest HDD rig in existence.

Laney has all the necessary equipment to support its HDD equipment, including fluid recovery systems, and trucks and trailers to transport the large machines.

Laney Directional Drilling, (281) 540-6615, www.laneydrilling.com
Tensteer LLC, (512) 670-0447, www.tensteer.com
M-I Swaco, (832) 295-2652, www.miswaco.com
J T Miller, Inc., (936) 447-2929, www.jtmillerinc.com
SlimDril International, (281) 391-5800, www.slimdril.com