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Throwback: Gyro Module job in Plock, Poland end of 2020

February 24, 2021 by  
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#PrimeHorizontal #Europe

Throwback Thursday #successtory to end 2020:

Gyro Module job in Plock, Poland

Tracking used: #GyroModule, #ParaTrack2 and Pressure Whilst Drilling (#PWD)


Distance: 698m (2,290’)

Water distance: 534m (1,750’)

True Vertical Depth: 41 m (134’)

Cover under riverbed: 27 m (88’)

Entry coil: 43m (141’)

Exit coil: 110m (360’)

Formation: Clay

BHA: Motor Assembly (Mud motor 6 ¾” + 12 ¼” bit)


This complex project started with a 2 degree bend setting on a 6 ¾” mud motor, and a 12 ¼” bit. The ground was variable initially which caused the usual issues, eventually as we drilled along the profile the adjustable bent housing allowed us to change the motor bend, to 2.24 degrees, on the job site to be more aggressive.

The predominant formation was clay.

The project was designed to cross under the Largest Polish river whilst utilizing the pressure whilst drilling throughout the complete crossing for monitoring returns.

Crossing length 698m. 6m long drill pipes 5″ and on a 600KN Rig.

The Pilot Hole was #successfullycompleted with great teamwork and experience, which enabled us to complete a job with a #great result.

#teamworkmakesthedreamwork #hdd


N-Net Japan PGM project

February 23, 2021 by  
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#Kudos to #PrimeHorizontal #Australasia
N-Net Japan PGM project: Observation Network for Earthquakes & Tsunamis

Distance: 773m
Depth: 82m
Entry/ Exit angle: 20°/ 10°
Horizontal curve: 23.4°
Product Pipe Installed: Drill pipe 5”
Tracking used: #ParaTrack #GyroModule, surface coil & #ACBeacon (BTS)
Technique: 6 ¾” Mud motor (Outfall)

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We were required to drill the pilot bore from the top of the mountain through a 2m steel circular intermediate shaft, 48m below Entry elevation located at shoreline 132m away from the entry point, the intermediate shaft was required to control the mud pressure whilst drilling below the seabed. After running steel casing from entry to intermediate shaft, Pilot drilling continued drilling 641m out to sea turning 23.4° before punching out on the seabed with a 10° exit angle.

N-Net Japan PGM pic2

A 60m surface coil in combination with the #BTS (AC Beacon) was used as secondary tracking between the entry point and the intermediate shaft to confirm the elevation before continuing through the shaft to exit. The ParaTrack Gyro Module was utilized from entry until punch out on the sea Floor, exit position was verified by Divers and the DHA removed 16m below sea level.
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World Record HDD drilling elevation

February 22, 2021 by  
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#Kudos to Schenk and #PrimeHorizontal on setting a #WorldRecord HDD drilling elevation of 690m!

Job title: Romsdalsgondolen
Tracking used: #ParaTrack2 , #GyroModule, Large Field Beacon (#LFB)
Location: Åndalsnes, Norway
Distance: 1340m
Depth: 690m
Horizontal Curve: 1300m
Entry Angle: 90°
Exit Angle: 140°
Ground formation: Granite
Pipeline: Steel pipe, for gas, water and electricity.
Technique: Gyro Module combined with Mud motor and At Bit Inclination Assembly (#ABIA).

Compliments to the vision of Beni Schenk and the guidance team from Prime Horizontal to successfully complete this project.

#teamworkmakesthedreamwork #primehorizontal #schenk

ParaTrack Gyro Module sale in Australia!

February 22, 2021 by  
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Prime #Australasia congratulates World Multi Link and Magitech on their recent purchase of a #ParaTrack #GyroModule to support ongoing operations in Taiwan and Thailand.
#First ParaTrack Gyro Module sale in South East Asia!
Contact your local Prime Horizontal representative to find out more.










#hdd #kudos #success #AustralianOperations

Looking for Field Service Engineers

February 22, 2021 by  
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Field Service Engineers

Prime Horizontal is looking for Field Service Engineers to support the International Horizontal Directional Drilling and pipeline industry.

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Job Description:

To provide Steering and guidance services to the International Pipeline industry. Involves international travel, ability to work in a team and individually under pressure, good communication and social skills.


  • Ability to travel and work away from home.
  • A university or college qualification in Engineering or related subject, incl. Maths.
  • Hands on and Practical: likes working in the field outside as well as in the office.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Professional, Motivated and Flexible.
  • Clean Driver’s License.

The ideal candidate would have the following Skills and experience, but not limited to:

  • Experience of working on a HDD rig or rig site.
  • Running a HDD steering tool.
  • CAD drawing experience.
  • Total station: GPS or land surveying experience.
  • Ability to speak English as well as any of the following: Dutch, French, German.
  • Based in the Netherlands or willing to relocate to an office location in Holland.

Send your Resume + Cover letter to
Prime Horizontal BV
Salland 3
1948 RE Beverwijk
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 251 271 790

First Gyro Module job in Australia

January 28, 2021 by  
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PH successfully completes first Gyro Module job in Australia 

Job title:  Gas Pipeline Relocation

Tracking used:  Gyro Module & ParaTrack 2

Location: Perth, WA, Australia

Distance: Crossing #1 = 250m, Crossing #2 = 320m

Depth: 8m below entry point ground level

Ground: Bassendean Sands and Ferricrete lenses

Pipeline: 6” Steel Pipe

Technique: Jetting

The job required the drilling of 2 crossings using jetting technique and steering with ParaTrack Gyro Module (PGM) which was a requirement from the project owner. Particular care and caution was taken as drilling was within 1m (at its closest point) of an existing gas pipeline, overhead power lines, railway tracks, as well as, other underground communication services lines posed a magnetic



Not being affected by Magnetic interference being a specific advantage of the Gyro Module this was an ideal project for the Gyro Module & ParaTrack combination. ParaTrack monitored how close we were to an existing pipe.

To enable the use of Gyro Module to work with a smaller drill rig, we used our 4-3/4” OD modified Non-Magnetic tooling.

Due to a moderate risk of hydraulic fracturing near the exit points of each crossing annular pressure was monitored using a PGM compatible PWD (Pressure While Drilling) module.  As an additional request due to a moderate risk annular pressure was had to be monitored due to a moderate risk of hydraulic fracturing near the exit points of each crossing, for that reason we used the PWD (Pressure While Drilling) module compatible with PGM. No hydraulic fracturing occurred thanks to the close monitoring of the pressure and drilling performance.

Both crossings were completed in 6 days and our client was satisfied with the results and was pleased to have Prime Horizontal as their partner in their initial experience using magnetic guidance systems and the Gyro Module.



Looking for a new teammate. Could you be the one?

October 8, 2020 by  
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Field Service Engineers

Field Service Engineer
















Job Description:

  • Travel to foreign locations as directed to perform guidance operations.
  • Act as PH service representative (smart, clean business like and professional appearance).
  • Research and collect all information necessary for the planning stage and design of the project on site (initial land survey topography, coil setup, probe & DHA setup, Fault-finding steering tools and client’s rig electrical system and Bore path design.
  • Install equipment, test it to make sure it is functional and all safety requirements are met.
  • Support the local teams of technicians/engineers and supervise operations at location.
  • Operate steering tool system & determining optimum steering method to achieve borehole success.
  • Conduct drilling operations according to project specifications and maintain equipment.
  • Liaise with client regarding daily process of the project, potential steering issues & presentation to client of viable alternates for success.
  • Daily contact with office regarding project progress, accurate and timely reporting to supervisor as issues develop on site.
  • Timely submittal of all job related paperwork & computer files to the office.
  • Preparation of final as-drilled report & CAD drawing and presentation to client of all paperwork including daily reports.
  • Personally test all guidance equipment and take responsibility for all equipment being clean and in good working order prior to mobilization wherever possible.
  • Keep up with changes in technology, sign up with for additional training and education courses when necessary.


Apply now:

If you are excited about the position and are eager to join our team, then don’t hesitate to send us your application (Resume + Cover letter) by Email to


Remote Operations Support

October 1, 2020 by  
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Remote Support Operations

Prime Horizontal: Leaders in #HDD have implemented Remote Support Operations for global projects.

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus and cancellation of overseas travel, Prime Horizontal’s offices have implemented the use of remote control tools for projects around the world. It has proven to be a good alternative, with excellent results, when no option to fly our senior engineers to projects is available.

Prime Horizontal has prepared a guideline outlining the tools, personnel, responsibilities and job setup recommendations for our remote support operations.

We Did It First in March.

The better alternative with excellent results! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork equals #success every time! Always there for you.

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Block Leg Cutters

March 5, 2020 by  
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Yet another nice set of Block Leg Cutters going out for a 54″ opening!

Day 2 at the UCT 2020: The ParaTrack Gyro Module on display

January 29, 2020 by  
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Visit Prime Horizontal @ booth #205.

Have you had the chance to #visit with Christian yet?
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