Petropath delivers excellent and unmatched results on global directional drilling programs for various different purposes. Lead by a team whose combined expertise provides strategic planning and precise execution of programs to reach targets for mineral exploration, coal degasification and civil infrastructure projects.
Our goal is to maximize project investments, reduce risk to the overall drill program while offering industry leading methods and solutions. Petropath delivers consistent performance and precision in directional drilling projects at exceptionally competitive rates.
Directional boring, commonly called horizontal directional drilling or HDD, is a steerable trenchless method of installing underground pipes, conduits and cables in a shallow arc along a prescribed bore path by using a surface launched drilling rig, with minimal impact on the surrounding area. Directional boring is used when trenching or excavating is not practical. Directional boring minimizes environmental disruption. It is suitable for a variety of soil conditions and jobs including road, landscape and river crossings. Installation lengths up to 6,500′ (2,000m) have been completed, and diameters up to 56″ (1,200mm) have been installed in shorter runs. Pipes can be made of materials such as PVC, polyethylene, Ductile iron, and steel if the pipes can be pulled through the drilled hole.