great lengths - Laney Directional Drilling
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Specializing in trenchless technology,
Laney Directional Drilling Co. is a leading
global Horizontal Directional Drilling
company. Laney is the only U.S. HDD
company providing integrated engineering, design and HDD construction
services. Laney specializes in servicing
pipeline operating companies and pipeline
contractors with long, complex, challenging, or small scale HDD requirements. No
project is too big or too small. Laney
assists in the installment of infrastructure
such as oil and gas pipelines, telecommunications conduits, water lines, sewer lines
and environmental remediation casings.
Laney, known for its innovation and being
a trenchless technology pioneer, is also
one of a few North American companies
experienced with Direct Pipe® trenchless
technology. Laney operates HDD rigs from
30,000 lbs. to 1.7 million lbs, as well as a
Direct Pipe thruster and steerable tunnel
boring machine (TBM).
WHY CHOOSE US?
Laney is known for being an
innovator and trenchless
technology pioneer, is also
one of a few North American
companies experienced with
Direct Pipe® trechless
831 Crossbridge Drive
Spring, Texas 77373
Direct Pipe® is a single pass process that uses a steerable tunnel boring machine-cutting
head. The technology tunnels and pushes the pipe into place at the same time, filling the
void as it progresses. This technology greatly reduces the likelihood of hydraulic fracture
and inadvertent returns and is ideal for crossing under levees and environmentally sensitive
Direct Pipe® benefits:
• More effective for difficult subsurface formations than HDD installation.
º Direct Pipe can handle gravel and cobbles up to approximately 1/3 the size of the
Direct Pipe machine (i.e. 10-in. cobble for a 30-in. Outside Diameter Direct Pipe
• Ideal for crossing under levees and sensitive environmental areas.
º Significantly lower annular pressure acting on the surrounding subsurface formation.
• Ideal for shore approach and/or outfall pipelines.
º There is no need for marine support until the Direct Pipe machine breaches the
º Significantly less volume of bentonite released to water.
• Reduced potential for inadvertent returns.
º Drilling fluids transported to head and back via umbilicals.
• Improved site safety.
º One step process of pushing tunneling equipment and pipe, with no rotating
equipment above ground.
• Reduced workspace requirements at crossing.
º The equipment and pipe stringing are on the entrance side of the crossing.
º A small pit, slightly larger than the normal pipe ditch is all that is required on exit.
• Less pipe required for crossing.
º Shorter and shallower crossing plan and profile configuration.