Directional drilling eases ship channel pipeline crossings

Date

1980

Authors

O'Donnell, H.W.

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Publisher

Petroleum Publishing Company

Abstract

The Houston Ship Channel is one of the world's busiest waterways. Much of its traffic is related to the many refineries and petrochemical plants that line its banks from Galveston Bay to the turning basin. Nearly all of the pipeline crossings of the Houston Ship Channel installed since 1976 have been by horizontal directional drilling. Since this short but extremely busy waterway has a multitude of pipeline crossings installed by dredging or other methods, this new development takes on added significance. Today's preference for directionally drilled crossings is based on several factors.

Description

pgs. 161-164

Keywords

houston ship channel, oil, gas, shipping, petroleum, petrochemical plants, refineries, drilling

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