In March of 2010, two great names in HDD teamed to better service the North American HDD market. Brotherton Pipeline Inc., established in 1984, and Direct Horizontal, established in 2000, combined both equipment and workforce together making Brotherton-Direct.
Based out of
At the time of this announcement, Brotherton Direct was drilling a 5,300 ft intersect in
Together with Direct Horizontal’s drilling department and Brotherton’s expertise in the areas of sub-surface conditions, Brotherton-Direct can maximize the efficiency and have the project completed in a matter of days. According to Jim Brotherton of Brotherton Pipeline, “This newly found partnership provides the large diameter bore experience and financial backing that I have desired for many years to take the next step in the directional drilling market,” said Jim Brotherton, president of Brotherton Pipelines and Brotherton-Direct.
Brotherton Pipeline Inc. is a family business with more than three decades of providing excellent service throughout the West. Numerous major clients have remained loyal to the contractor over the years, testifying to its commitment to cost-conscious performance and quality personal service. Brotherton Pipeline has its roots in Sage Pipeline, which was formed in
Brotherton Pipeline Inc. has been qualified in the field of installation of gas transmission lines, distribution lines, plastic services, and installation of all underground utilities for over three decades. The contractor has 29 years experience in directional drilling, jack-and-bore and auger casing bores. Brotherton Pipeline is presently an active member of National Utility Contractors of America (NUCA) and Jim Brotherton is on the Board of Directors for Distribution Contractors Association (DCA).
Direct Horizontal, established in 2000, has more than 250 years combined experience in successful subsurface product installation over various lengths and sizes. Directs’ early days were spent in the
In January 2010 Direct introduced a new style of hole opener called the TerraMAX PDC. The hole opener has shown great success, increasing ROP to almost two times that of the conventional reamers used in the past. Direct’s custom built state of the art fleet consists of 11 rigs, ranging from 80,000 lbs to multiple Maxi 1,100,000. All rigs run a top of the line supersized fluid control system that allows for the enhanced hole cleaning and conditioning, a necessity with the new advancements in reaming and drilling techniques. It can be found on the Web at www.directhorizontal.com and www.bplinc.com