The surface-launched drilling rig is an innovation that is currently changing the oil, gas, and utilities drilling industry. It has already proved to be an efficient drilling strategy, especially when compared to the traditional methods of open cut and trenching. Directional boring may seem like an innovation in the drilling industry, but it has been in existence for many years. This article discusses some crucial benefits of the surface-launched drilling rig.
- System Durability
Drilling uses some of the most complex systems that are required to penetrate rocks and hard surfaces. However, precise directional boring uses more advanced systems. Most drilling systems required to pass under bridges and rivers are typically larger boring rigs able to accommodate larger pipe diameters and distances. As such, there are many sizes and types of directional bore equipment that are capable of different size projects.
- Faster Installation
Installation speed is an obvious benefit of directional boring contractors. Open-cut is much more time consuming and has minimal marginal interest to drilling contractors. On the other hand, directional drilling contractors focus on drilling horizontally underground eliminating restoration at the surface. This is done much faster and helps in ensuring that there is maximum production in the drilling process as a whole.
- Increased Production
In the drilling process, typically directional drilling contractors are paid by the foot. Therefore, all commercial boring contractors work towards making sure that they can get as much product as possible installed as efficiently as possible to increase their profit margin. Trends show that the directional drilling process can produce twice the amount of footage in the right conditions as opposed to open cut. This is an important aspect, especially when the whole drilling process is done for commercial contractors on a timeline.
- Lower Extraction Costs
All the activities are geared towards lowering time and costs. The faster installation process is essential in reducing costs, which is vital to increasing the profit margin. This explains why HDD is highly considered by directional drilling contractors to be an advantage to general contractors, electricians, and other specialty trades.
- Less Disruption
Disruption is an essential factor in the drilling process and has significant impacts on cost. Traditional open-cut strategies focused on digging cutting down trees and other vegetation on the site. All the landscape is damaged and has to be replaced, which is both times consuming while also having considerable impacts on cost. On the other hand, a surface-launched drilling rig does not interfere with the landscape, which means that it can be done in the most sensitive areas.
- Location Flexibility
Lying of pipes is not one of the simplest tasks in the drilling industry. It is a complex task that needs skilled and experienced individuals to accomplish such tasks. However, horizontal directional boring has the much-needed flexibility in the entire process of pipe installation. With this technique, it is easy to install pipes under utilities such as driveway, river, culvert, under the road, or in an area where pipes must curve. This is something that could not have been done sometimes back due to cost implications and the labor involved.
How Can American Directional Boring Help?
American Directional Boring can help in all activities related to the surface-launched drilling rig. If you are looking for Texas directional boring services, contact us today for feasibility studies and anything that concerns horizontal directional boring. We are based in Texas, and we have been offering precision directional boring in Texas and the entire country as well. We help you to not only complete your project on time but also on a budget.