Horizontal Drilling & Thrust Boring

What Is Horizontal Drilling?
As the world’s demand for more oil and gas supplies increase, the drilling industry has been forced to find new ways to make older drills more productive. Older vertical wells that have fallen in productivity have gained new life by incorporating horizontal drilling from the same platform. This is an advantage as the expense of building a new well can be avoided and the environmental impact limited as an existing structure is being used to extract the new oil.

Why Drilling Horizontally?
Horizontal drilling is used to gain access to pockets of oil and gas that may be missed or unreachable by traditional vertical drilling. A vertical hole is drilled first, and then the horizontal drilling is spurred off from there. The vertical part of the drill can be used for several horizontal drills in different directions and extended for over a thousand feet from the vertical hole.

Sana Al-Amar Company has extensive In-house experience in all of business areas. This includes:

  • Horizontal drilling and thrust boring for passing pipelines & cables under roads, railways, and waterways.
  • Geotechnical investigation to determine proper and safe boring depth.
  • In-house capabilities for different size boring ranging from 6” for cables up to 48” for pipeline casing
  • Pipeline protection using special casing insulators and spacers
  • Cement injection in the gap between casing and holte wall

What is Thrust Boring?
Thrust boring, or auger boring, is a jack and bore drilling method typically used for installing steel pipe casing beneath an existing surface where the risk of hole collapse whilst installing larger diameters has been identified or where the grade is critical.

Thrust boring can be used for:

  • Railways
  • Roads
  • Structures

Thrust Boring is also part of “Sana Al-Amar Company” service rendering to our valuable customers. In this field we are in well experienced hand and never fail to develop and use modern method and strategy.