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Drilling With Pride & Experience

"Southeast Directional Drilling's employees take pride in their job working for their company"

- SEDD Executive Chairman Steve Ugrich

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Drilling With Pride & Experience

"It's more like a family than it is just working for corporate America. You're not treated as an employee here, you feel like family"

-SEDD Western Regional Superintendent Dane Palmer

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Drilling With Pride & Experience

“I appreciate how far we've come and how far we have come together as a company . We've all grown and learn together.”

-SEDD General Superintendent Kyle Pellinen

We have a combined field experience of over
one hundred years in pipelining and directional drilling.

Results Matter

For horizontal directional drilling for natural gas, utility, crude/product, telecom or any other pipeline project you want a partner you can trust.

Experience Matters

Hands on approach of Southeast Directional Drilling’s management team and the hard work ethic of our employees, and you can trust your project will be done right.

Integrity Matters

We focus not just on projects, but on relationships. We are proud of our record of superior customer service, which has led to our perfect record for repeat busines

Clearly Results, Experience & Integrity Matters

Contact Us Today: 1 (520) 423-2131

We are pleased to introduce Southeast Directional Drilling, LLC to your Company.

Southeast consists of a key group of highly trained and experienced personnel. Our executive management team includes Steve Ugrich, Todd Barton, Charley Patterson, John Heieie and Kyle Pellinen.

When it comes to your business, you want the best, and when it comes to choosing the best, you need to select Southeast Directional Drilling. However, what is it that makes Southeast the ideal choice for your company? When it comes to being the best, clearly experience and quality are defining factors. These fundamental building blocks for success are only some of what has made up Southeast Directional Drilling since its inception in 2002. As far as our experience goes, Southeast has a combined field experience of over one hundred years in pipelining and directional drilling combined with over several hundred quality miles of HDD’s, of which 35 miles were 42” HDD crossings. These years of experience include several hundred completed bores including one that was a record length of 6,380 feet, and another project which was the deepest directional drill river crossing in North America at a depth of 800 feet. These two projects earned Southeast the highest respect in the drilling industry. From our most recent projects, we set another world record in Trinidad by executing three 56 inch HDD crossings.

Southeast Directional Drilling’s Fleet

Southeast’s fleet includes Custom Built Rigs, which are some of the largest in the world, in addition to a 1,400,000 lb. pullback, an American Auger 1,200,000 lb. rig, an American Auger 1,100,000 lb rig, an American Auger 440,000 lb rig, two American Auger 800,000 lb rigs, an American Auger 440 Rig, an American Auger 330 Rig modified to be capable of a 500,000 lb. pullback, an American Auger 250,000 lb. rig, a Vermeer 100 x 120, and lastly, 2 Vermeer 80,000lb rigs. In addition to having the proper instruments, we also have all of the required support, safety equipment, dual mud systems, semi-trucks, pick-up trucks, environmental supplies, down hole tools, reamers, tensor steering tools, and navigational equipment.

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Southeast has the capability to perform directional drilling work in a plethora of different territories, such as environmentally sensitive areas, city streets, cross country areas, major river crossings, roadways, railroads, and remote locations. We have experience in all types of soils, including solid rock and fractured formations and we are also capable of drilling in lengths in excess of 6,400 ft, ranging from 2 inches to 56 inches in diameter pipe. Aside from being able to fulfill any possible drilling need, we are committed to maintaining an on time schedule, all while satisfying landowners, environmental monitors, and public agencies.

We look forward to discussing, and bidding, any potential horizontal directional drilling projects your company may require.

Learn More About What We Do

Our Latest Blog Posts

SEDD Spotlight: Charley Patterson
August 14, 2014

When one hears the words “directional drilling,” often an image of humongous rigs, loads of muddy dirt, and bunches of people wearing fluorescent yellow vests is conjured up. Personally, I usually think of large tools that look like they were used to construct some modern version of “Decepticons” from Transformers in the Marvel comics, but that’s just me. However, there is another side of the drilling industry that can often be forgotten in all of the hustle and bustle that happens on the work site. Before a drill is even sent to a job, accountants must work their financial magic …

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SEDD Spotlight: Todd Barton
June 25, 2014

When it comes to a company who you potentially consider doing business with, it may be my personal opinion, but I like to know who exactly I am doing business with before I go and commit to anything. For SEDD’s blog readers, I wanted you to know just who all is in charge of what happens here at SEDD, starting with President Todd Barton. To begin with, Barton began his start in the drilling industry after his time in the US Navy, in which he served until 1997.  His initial drilling experience began at Cherrington Co., where he worked as …

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