Specializing in trenchless technology, Laney Directional Drilling Co. (“Laney”) is a leading global Horizontal Directional Drilling (“HDD”) company. Laney is the only U.S. HDD company providing integrated engineering, design and HDD construction services. In August 2014, the Company celebrated 25 years in business. During those years, the Company performed work in twelve countries on five continents, but has focused primarily in the U.S. during the past five years. Laney specializes in servicing pipeline operating companies and pipeline contractors with long, complex, challenging, or small scale HDD requirements. No project is too big or too small. Located in Spring, Texas, Laney directionally drills for the purpose of installing infrastructure such as oil and gas pipelines, telecommunications conduits, water lines, sewer lines and environmental remediation casings.
Today, Laney Directional Drilling is one of the leading large HDD contractors in North America. To date with its custom made large rigs Laney has installed more than 2600 HDDs and 921 miles of HDD crossings. Laney’s fleet also includes Vermeer D100x140 rigs. Laney, known for its innovation and being a trenchless technology pioneer, is also one of a few North American companies experienced with Direct Pipe® trenchless technology. Direct Pipe® is a single pass process that uses a steerable tunnel boring machine-cutting head. The technology tunnels and pushes the pipe into place at the same time, filling the void as it progresses. This technology greatly reduces the likelihood of hydraulic fracture and inadvertent returns and is ideal for crossing under levees and environmentally sensitive areas.
Laney’s evolution over the years included the creation of a HDD engineering and design team, as well as a world class sales and marketing group dedicated to supporting the customer. The Gulf Coast remains a strength for the business; however, as demand has shifted so did their geographic expansion to areas with challenging subsurface conditions such as the Northeast US/Marcellus area. Laney operates nationally and at times worked beyond the North American borders, depending on clients’ needs.