Horizontal drilling can be used in many situations where conventional drilling is either impossible or cost prohibitive.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it should get you thinking about the possibilities of horizontal directional drilling.
Horizontal drilling can be used to install wells:
- under buildings, roads, and other surface obstructions
- under active sites where surface operations precluded disruption or drilling equipment (Airports and major highways are good examples)
- to efficiently extract soil vapor
- to extract free products including DNAPLs
- to economically treat contaminant plumes through soil venting in the vadose zone or biosparging in the saturated zone
- to identify the causes of decreased well performance
- to place leak detection sensors beneath solid or hazardous waste landfills
- to install gas collection systems at landfills or similar waste dumps
- to stabilizing hillsides for mine waste dumps or other unstable granular soil masses
- to install groundwater collection galleries in shallow aquifers for private or public water supply
- to convey fluids between vertical wells and treatment facilities
Contact Directed Technologies Drilling, Inc. to learn more about the advantages of horizontal drilling over conventional drilling.