Looking for a horizontal directional drilling company with expertise and experience in the construction and excavation industries? We provide comprehensive HDD drilling services. Patriot Utility Services has a stellar reputation among directional drilling companies in Texas, serving the Katy and Houston area with over 50 years of experience. We can handle your next drilling project for you construction crew; let us do the hefty drilling and boring work.
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HDD Drilling Services
We provide complete HDD services for pipeline boring and projects requiring minimal impact tunneling below roads or other structures.
- Pipeline Construction Design
- Design Blueprints & Plans in CAD
- Job Site Surveying
- Remote Downhole Operators
- Steering Tools & Technicians
Why Horizontal Directional Drilling?
HDD drilling is the most efficient and cost-effective way to construct pipelines and has almost no impact on surface structures and land compared with traditional boring methods. HDD drill heads can cut through rock and shale with ease.
The most common application of underground construction is horizontal directional drilling (HDD), also known as directional boring and plowing. Patriot Utility Services manages a fleet of machinery ready to perform HDD services. Offloading the drilling tasks to our crew will allow the next phase of your construction project to commence in a timely manner. Stay on budget and on schedule by delegating the next directional drilling part of your project to Patriot Utility Services.
Commercial & Industrial Drilling
Some of the boring and drilling projects we handle include:
- Conventional land-borne HDD crossings
- Marine crossings, including water to water and shore approaches
- Designing an HDD project via consultation
- Hard rock drilling
Patriot Utility Services provides comprehensive directional boring services for all kinds of projects like sewer and drainage pipe systems, not just oil and gas pipelines. Our services enable crews to perform the necessary horizontal directional drilling necessary for installing product pipe for electric companies, oil refineries, and water companies. We use HDD drilling to build underground structures and waterways, as well as upgrade existing systems.
- Underground Construction Services
- Daylighting to Expose Buried Conduit
- Hydro Vac Services
- Yard Grading
- Commercial & Residential Excavators
- Tunneling Contractors
- HDD Services
HDD Pipeline Drilling
Pipeline drilling contractors are in high demand in the oil and gas industry. We offer HDD oilfield drilling, excavation, and boring services throughout Texas. As Houston and Katy locals know, we have dozens of oil wells and drilling locations near our headquarters.
Between the complex advanced hydraulics systems, challenges of subsea drilling, dangerous mud flows, and downhole complications a lot can go wrong drilling pipeline.
Hiring a team of professional directional drillers to alleviate these stressors makes your completion date much less daunting. Let our team take on the complicated task of managing and orchestrating your horizontal drilling processes. Along with having the right equipment ready to do the work, our teams are highly trained, certified, bonded, and insured.
Whether you are interested in conventional excavation methods or more modern techniques like horizontal trenchless installation, our employees are trained and ready to work for you.
Horizontal directional drilling is also referred to as directional boring when it comes to installing utilities underground. One benefit of choosing directional boring is it doesn’t require deep open trenching, which would pose a safety risk to all people on the job site. This is a modern method for seamlessly installing utilities under the surface of the earth. There is less dirt and debris, or interruption to human movement, while the construction is being completed. This saves companies time and money, and makes for less construction waste for the landfills.
Multilateral and Extended Reach Drilling
For projects that require enhanced oil recovery (EOR), we have multilateral and extended reach drilling (ERD) methods. In terms of directional drilling, these allow crews to expand the yield of an oil well based on the size of the drilled hole.
Horizontal directional drilling differs slightly from ERD and multilateral drilling techniques. A horizontal drill will only move in a horizontal direction. Multilateral drilling, on the other hand, extends in all directions, like branches of tree roots. Finding the right type of horizontal directional drilling approach is necessary for any commercial venture.
Other Uses Horizontal Directional Drilling
While drilling and boring are the primary focuses of horizontal directional drilling, we also work with crews that are installing pipe. Pipe for gas lines, oil rigs, and other work zones that extend underground are mainly horizontal. This is in order to account for terrain, pressure, and flow economy within the pipeline. Horizontal directional drilling is typically combined with other processes including boring.
Ground Piping and Deep Pipe
Industrial underground construction deals in ground piping systems. This includes above and below ground piping and deep pipe installations. The gas transmission and distribution industries depend on this type of construction. Whether you are in a congested city setting with a sewage problem or working on gas pipelines, HDD may be the right solution for your crew.
Patriot Utility Services offers additional areas of underground pipeline construction to compliment HDD, including:
- Cable Trenching and Plowing
- Conduit Trenching
- Ditch Control
- Irrigation Plowing
- Wastewater Boring
- Wastewater Line Excavation
Why Horizontal Directional Drilling Services
The history of underground construction and tunneling is as ancient as civilization. However, directional drilling is far more modern, having been discovered only about 100 years ago. Going underground is both safer and more economical for construction projects today, just as it has always been. Horizontal directional drilling allows for greater control and precision in the drilling process.
We have more than 50 years of combined experience in horizontal directional drilling. This includes ground piping and directional boring as part of our total underground construction services. Whether you own a construction company and need to hire contractors or you are a homeowner in need of HDD services or underground construction, our crew is ready to start managing your project today. Save time and improve efficiency by choosing our OSHA compliant construction services for underground drilling and excavation.
Get a Quote For Your Next Drilling Project
At Patriot Utility Services, we are a local company offering huge benefits to all of your underground construction needs. Along with horizontal directional drilling and excavation, we are leaders in utility contracting in Texas. Patriot Utility Services is also a certified service-disabled veteran owned-and-operated small business (SDVOSB). We know that you have choices when it comes to hiring horizontal directional drilling companies but we hope you give us a chance to prove that we’re your best option.