Horizontal Directional Drilling Workshop

This workshop has been postponed - new dates TBD




Workshop Scope

This 1 1/2-day workshop takes you through the advanced design process for specific topics as addressed in the list included here. Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of all elements related to the design of these specific components and the process associated with planning and performing the actual tasks during construction. In addition, time will be spent in this workshop on practical application of principles learned during the workshop.

Workshop Goals

  • An in-depth design experience associated with specific components related to pipeline construction

  • An understanding of regultory compliance code requirements

  • Recognition of the importance of good project design requirements

  • The advanced knowledge you need to design and specify components and equipment for job specific tasks and work

Target Audience

  • Engineers that have already taken the SGA Pipeline Design Workshop

    • It is recommended that those that have not taken this workshop should have a minimum of 5 years of engineering experience prior to taking the workshop

  • Engineers responsible for pipeline design or providing support to Field Operations

  • Managers responsible for pipeline design, project management, or operations & maintenance support

  • Consulting engineering firms who provide technical services and products to the gas pipeline industry

Workshop Overview & Topics

  • Planning for Horizontal Directional Drilling
    • HDD Methods and Equipment
    • Site Evaluation
    • Geo-technical Sub-surface Evaluation
    • Specifications and Plans
    • Drilling Profiles
    • Stress Calculations
    • Staging Area Requirements
    • Pipe Prep, Welding, Coating, X-ray, and Testing
    • Drilling and Pull-Back
    • Clean-up and Disposal
    • Examples and Class Problems



Professional Development Hours

Workshop Schedule

Day 1:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Day 2:  8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Event Information


  • Member: $765
  • Non-member: $1,150
  • Fee includes  breaks, lunches and all meeting materials
  • Registration for both the Horizontal Directional Drilling and Tapping & Stopping workshops will result in a 10% discount applied during the registration process.


Omni Fort Worth - 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76102

  • Call (817) 535-6664 and ask for the Southern Gas Association group rate

  • Room Rate: $159 (Single/Double Occupancy)

  • Block Room Cut-off date: May 28, 2018


  • Business casual


  • All students will need to bring a scientific calculator with them for this workshop


Bring this Training to Your Location

Bring this workshop to your location for your employees or offer it as an open enrollment (SGA will promote the workshop for you) and offset this fee with registrations from other companies. Approximately $11,750 plus instructor's travel, this also includes all materials.   Contact Member Services to request information about bringing this workshop to your location.