A new DD440T right off the American Augers production line was added to Carson’s rig line-up this spring. This rig was purchased to handle Carson’s burgeoning work load. Carson Corporation is now the new name for what used to be known as Carson & Roberts Site Construction and Engineering, Inc. Carson Corporation is focused on Horizontal Drilling and Civil Construction. This new name helps separate the Corporation from outfits which are ill-equipped to complete large scale projects that include Horizontal Directional Drilling and engineered construction projects. “The advantage customers have when utilizing Carson Corporation is we can not only handle single drill projects, but also jobs that include large scale civil construction designs that also have HDD’s specified within the scope of that design”, claimed Bob Carson, VP of Business Development. “Over 70 pieces of heavy equipment and scores of support vehicles allows Carson Corporation to pursue this new market.” The addition of the DD440T compliments Carson Corporation’s ability to service both segments of these markets. The New DD440T was delivered right to a pipeline extension outside of Williamsport, PA. Carson Corporation drilled a 1,193 ft shot of 12″ Gas Pipe for Meridian Energy, LLC.

Installation Details and Project Summary

Owner: PVR Marcellus Gas Gathering, LLC
Consulting Engineer: McTish, Kunkel & Associates, Pittsburgh, Pa
Project: Wistar Pipeline Extension Natural Gas Pipeline
Location: Lycoming County, PA
Pipeline Contractor: Meridian Energy, LLC, Randolph, NY
HDD Contractor: Carson Corporation, Lafayette, NJ
Pipe Supplier: By Owner
Pipe Size/Length: Wistar Pipeline Ext. 12” Steel Pipeline, 1,193 lf
Installation: Horizontal Directional Drill
Steering Contractor: Horizontal Technologies, Houston, TX

Carson Corporation Contact:

Bob Carson-VP of Business Development (201) 230-4686,
[email protected]

Tim Monk, Carson Corporation’s HDD Supervisor, was pleased with the DD440T’s performance. Relatively few issues were experienced and set up problems did not occur. Additionally Meridian Energy’s pipeline construction personnel were easy to work with. All this led to another drill completed on schedule.