Prime Horizontal


Whether you operate a single horizontal directional drill or a whole fleet of drills, you need to keep your investment working for you 24/7.

And you don’t like breakdown surprises.

Check out Prime Horizontal’s ProData System.

A communication gap often exists between on-site operations and office management in the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. This gap can be caused by a lack of detailed communication or by delays in relaying key information from rig site to office. End users and drilling contractors are now appreciating the benefits of using PRODATA, Prime Horizontal’s rig data recording and transmission system which gives field and office personnel immediate access to measured drilling parameters during the drilling process. PRODATA, custom designed and purpose built specifically for the HDD industry is a cost effective system for measuring drilling parameters and displaying them at the rig site and remotely via an internet connection.

The basic system consists of a sensor package for drilling parameters utilizing off-the-shelf Hall Effect switches, rotary encoders, pressure sensors and non-contact sensors. Sensor signals are processed and calibrated via a touch screen interface. A powerful processor is used to manage the measured data for real time transmission. If there is no GPRS signal available, storage of up to 12 months worth of data for transmission at the first opportunity is available. The system is located in a robust enclosure mounted on the drilling rig.

ProData Data Flow

GPS position is recorded at the rig alongside a GPRS data modem which transmits all data back to a highly secure database. A separate server, linked to this database, acts as the web portal to the client.


A Daily summary report is generated automatically

A Daily summary report is generated automatically by the system in PDF format. This report contains a review of the days drilling and includes such parameters as rig hours, pump hours and average rotational speed. The system can be configured to email this report automatically to a defined list of email addresses.


The PRODATA Rig Module Basic Package

The ProData System Uses

  • Proven and reliable sensors
  • Modular design for adding new sensors
  • Sensor data transferred by Bluetooth® to Logging Module to avoid using cables at the drill site.
  • Touch Screen technology for quick, trouble-free view and parameter changes.
  • Ruggedized design against vibration and liquids
  • Data transfer offsite by GPRS or satellite
  • Built in security with password access for each rig and each client
  • Design for handling multiple clients and multiple rigs per client

The PRODATA Rig Module Basic Package

  • Carriage Position
  • Carriage Speed
  • Push
  • Pull
  • Torque Clockwise and Counterclockwise
  • Drill Head Rotation (RPM)
  • Mud Pressure
  • Mud Flow

*Custom measurements are available upon request
**Measurement units are as specified by client

PRODATA Benefits

  • Retrofit Existing rigs or include on new rigs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Reduce broken pipe and stuck pipe problems with:
    • High and low alarms of all measured drilling parameters
    • Real time graphical representations of drilling parameters measured every 3 seconds
  • Increase Tooling Life
  • Increase Production
  • Increase Predictability
  • Increase Profitability per rig
  • Improved cost/benefit
  • Data Archive Off Site
  • Multiple Rigs, multiple clients, all password protected with high level secure access

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