Crossing the river Po

Close to the picturesque town of Valenza, situated at the border of Piemonte and Lombardy, Brownline has successfully completed an Intersect crossing of the Po River.

Our client required a new oil pipeline for the expansion of their activities. This 1700m long crossing was part of the trajectory of this oil pipeline and had to be executed at 25m depth.

Challenging factors during the project:

  • Ground conditions: The ground in this area is an unstable mixture of loose rock, stiff clay and soft sand.
  • Nature preserve: The drill site was located just outside of a nature preserve, which means that a mud blowout had to be avoided at all circumstances.

These factors provide a complicated situation in which precise drilling is of the utmost importance.

However, by using our Drillguide Gyro Steering Tool and Radar, a precise and successful intersect was made; an actual hole in one! 


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