About Punch HDD

Directional Crossing

From Design to Done – Complete HDD Services

Punch HDD offers a full range of crossing design and Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) construction services. We have planned, produced and completed many successful large-scale crossings for a diverse array of clientele, and specifically for oil & gas, telecommunications, electrical and water & sewer applications.

We are pipeline and utility installation experts, accustom to completing crossings within the most demanding terrains and environmentally sensitive regions. The specific focus of our HDD operations and expertise include:

  • Parallel Installations
  • Underground Intersects
  • Trenchless Crossing Design
  • Wetlands, Water & River Crossings
  • Roadway & Utility Crossings
  • Slope & Obstacle Crossings
  • Harbour Crossings
  • Shore Approaches & Outfalls
  • Environmental Mediation & Reclamation
  • Slope Stabilization

Crossing Design and Directional Drilling Services

Our success is measured on a job‑by‑job basis and we understand that no two projects are ever the same. Our professionals take the time up front to discuss, identify and develop a plan that assures the project’s goals and objectives are achieved.

Experienced in a full range of directional drilling services for oil & gas, telecommunications, electrical and water & sewer applications – in the most challenging and environmentally sensitive locations – our services consist of:

  • Experience, versatility and environmental responsibility in all types of soil and project conditions.
  • Complete crossing design and installations under waterways, wetlands, environmentally sensitive areas and congested urban environments over one kilometer in distance – or up to two and half kilometers utilizing intersect technologies.
  • We maintain a fleet of rigs ranging from 36,000 to 1,000,000 lbs. of thrust/pullback and 5,000 to 90,000 lbs. of torque.

We listen, adapt and apply our knowledge to meet the client’s schedule and achieve optimal results.

Air Drilling

An environmentally sound solution in Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), Air Drilling is ideally suited to sensitive environmental installations in fractured formations, loose soils and other unsuitable geological formations.

Our system utilizes pneumatic percussion tools that are similar in concept to a standard jackhammer except that it operates at a higher frequency of percussions per minute; as much as 2,200 beats per minute. Powered by high volume air pressure, Air Drilling does not utilize drilling mud – greatly reducing the potential for environmental impact. Only a minimal amount of water 2-4 gallons per minute is introduced into the air stream for transmitter cooling, hammer lubrication, dust suppression and hole cleaning.

Think of the air as a continuous supply of mud that does not need to be cleaned up or disposed of. Air Drilling also has greater penetration compared to conventional rock systems, providing production in a wider range of conditions than possible with conventional methods. The service greatly diminishes the drilling conditions that are considered to be difficult or unfeasible for HDD. Drilling rock is still tougher and more time consuming than drilling in dirt, but these tools are much more efficient than conventional drills in these situations. Installations that would have been considered impossible just a few years ago are now routine with Air Drilling techniques.