SEDD Blog & News

SEDD Spotlight: Jessica Smith

Posted by Tessa Patterson on July 9, 2015

Through the hustle and bustle of the hectic drilling site, many important factors are in play to insure a successful project. Some of these factors that initially come to mind are competent workers, excellent machinery, and an overall goal of a perfect job. However, in order for all these aspects to work seamlessly at a job site, the crucial foundation of safety must always be present. Here at SEDD, our people work specifically to promise a professional and ultimately safe final product.

When Jessica Smith isn’t hiking through Horton Creek in Payson with her partner Huxley the Australian cattle dog,

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Kenai, Alaska

Posted by Web Admin SEDD on March 26, 2015

Here is an article that mentioned our BR112 crew that is working out there in Kenai, Alaska. Great job to the crew out there!!

Thank you to the Peninsula Clarion.

The posted article below is from the Peninsula Clarion, written by Ben Boettger and pictures by Rashah McChesney.

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March 2015 Updates

Posted by Eddie Ramos on March 19, 2015

Apologies to everyone for not being able to update for a bit. New year and off to a busy start. However, we here at SEDD, wanted to take just a couple of minutes to provide a couple of quick updates.

As you may have seen on our FB page, there has been some recent position changes. If you didn’t happen to catch it there, here they are:

  • Josh Ugrich is now Vice President and will be overseeing our Estimating and Business Development for SEDD
  • Dan Smith is now Director of Project Management and will be overseeing Project Management for SEDD
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TT Article – Southeast Directional Drilling Puts the Bend in Hickory Bend Project

Posted by Eddie Ramos on November 17, 2014

Here is a new article that is posting on Trenchless Technology’s website. Check it out!!!

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SEDD Spotlight: Charley Patterson

Posted by Tessa Patterson on 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

Posted by Tessa Patterson on June 25, 2014

When it comes to a company 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 a …

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Southeast Directional Drilling Acquired by PLH

Posted by Tessa Patterson on June 23, 2014

Power Line Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of private equity firm Energy Capital Partners and sole owner of Power Line Services, Inc., announced Jan. 3 the acquisition by PLH of three specialty pipeline construction and maintenance companies, including Southeast Directional Drilling.

Power Line Holdings Inc., based in Delaware, is also now known as PLH Group Inc. (PLH). Effective Dec. 18, 2012, PLH acquired Southeast Directional Drilling, LLC (SEDD), M&M Pipeline Services (M&M), and Energy Services South LLC (ESS). The addition of these three pipeline construction companies significantly expands the capabilities of PLH to provide specialty construction and related services for …

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Wolf Bay Project (2012)

Posted by Tessa Patterson on June 23, 2014

A recent project to install more than 6,200 feet of electrical transmission lines in Orange Beach, AL, included multiple challenges, including two intersecting horizontal directional drilling (HDD) pilot holes beneath Wolf Bay inter-coastal waterway channel to complete a single crossing. Project participants say the project represents the longest installation ever made of continuous cross-linked polyethylene insulated (XLPE) cable rated at 115-121kV and 300MVA and the longest directional drilling installation ever to use specifically-engineered thermal grout.

Read the rest of the story here: Visit Article

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