Gananoque River Crossing
Client: NPL Canada
Owner: Union Gas
Job Number: 18009-07
Role: Horizontal Directional Drilling
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Status: Complete
Location: Ontario
Duration:: Mar-2018 – Mar-2018
Contract Type: Lump Sum

Somerville was contracted by NPL Canada to drill across the Gananoque River in the town of Gananoque, Ontario for a Union Gas project.   The setup for the drill was very tight with limited room while still allowing residential access to a dog park and walking trail within the work area.  The bore was 172m through Granite Gneiss rock with up to 235 mpa hardness.  Wireline guidance was used as well as a mud motor with an HDX rock bit made for the very hard rock encountered.   The bore was a success with the NPS4 pipe being pulled back after  4 1/2 days of piloting.