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Horizontal Directional Drilling

Douglas Exploration has 78 years combined work experience in Horizontal drilling. We started our HDD branch in 2000. We  have a wide variety of horizontal rigs and offer a wide variety of services. Including Pipeline istallation, electrical, phone, gas, sewer, water lines, fiber optics, as well as potholing services.

      We currently have 7 HDD rigs.

3 Vermeer D24x40A 

2 Vermeer D40x40A

1 Vermeer D50x100A

1 Ditch Witch JT100x120 Mach 1   

What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?

    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 horizontal drilling rig. Which leaves minimal impact to the surrounding area. Directional boring is used when  trenching or excavating is not practical. It is suitable for a variaty of soil conditions. On jobs such as road crossings, sidewalks, rivers, landscapes, as well as crossing under preexisting utilities such as pipelines.


    What does a typical Drill crew consits of?

Typicaly a HDD crew consits of a locator, driller, and a helper


Locator: Tracks the predetermined bore path with the electronics and relays the information back to the driller on the boring machine


Operator: Runs the boring machine and follows the instructions of the locator and relays the ground conditions back to the locator.


Helper: The helper does whatever is needed. Mixing mud, vacuuming spoils, traffic control, water runs etc.

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