April 12, 2024
Thirty Five Years of Laney Directional Drilling

Laney is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the trenchless industry. The company has had significant growth and diversification since its inception. Laney Directional Drilling Co. was established in 1989, the same year Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) technology emerged. The company began with less than ten employees and some compact rigs, working primarily on small-diameter, shorter crossings.

Today, Laney is North America's premier independent trenchless construction and engineering contractor with experience serving the oil and gas, power, telecom, utilities, offshore wind, and mining industries. The company is known as one of the most competent, experienced HDD providers for large-diameter pipelines and the leading Direct Pipe® contractor in North America. Our in-house engineering capabilities help us execute projects with proper risk management.

Laney has installed over 3,300 trenchless crossings, totaling over 1,100 miles in length, throughout its history. It has completed projects in the United States and 13 countries on six continents.

In 2018, Laney completed its 11th successful Direct Pipe® project - the Valley Crossing Project - and set a new world record for the longest successful Direct Pipe® installation to date globally. The project included a shore approach execution into the Gulf of Mexico from Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas. The total measured distance of the 42-inch diameter Direct Pipe® installation was nearly 5,000 feet, and an additional 1,350 feet of pipe was pushed out to the offshore contractor.

Our committed, dedicated, and experienced team of employees has made all of Laney's achievements possible — their hard work results in the safe and professional execution of all our projects. Our values have helped us overcome any challenges during project execution.

We want to take this opportunity to thank our clients for their trust and support for the last 35 years. We continue to foster a value-based culture of integrity, transparency, and open communication with all project stakeholders during all phases of trenchless engineering & design, procurement, and construction. We look forward to continue strengthening our relationships in the years to come.

Media Highlights
  • Direct Pipe
    Benefits of the Direct Pipe Method

    In May 2018, Laney completed a world-record Direct Pipe installation in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas.

  • HDD
    An Overview of Horizontal Directional Drilling and the Direct Pipe Method

    Dive deeper into what the Horizontal Directional Drilling and the Direct Pipe® method are all about.

  • Announcement
    Tiger Finance Provides $13.75 Million Credit Facility To Laney Directional Drilling

    Tiger Finance has closed on a $13.75 million term loan for Waller, Texas-based Laney Directional Drilling.

  • Direct Pipe
    Direct pipe is no Panacea, but it could be the right solution

    Direct Pipe is not a panacea or a solution for every site or site condition; however, it could be the right solution for many projects.

  • Direct Pipe
    Laney’s Direct Pipe® Method Sets World Length Record With Valley Crossing Project

    Laney Directional Drilling set a world record for the longest successful Direct Pipe® installation to date globally.

  • Corporate
    Laney Group Names New President

    The board of Laney Group, Inc. (“Laney” or the “Company”) is excited to announce the promotion of Rahul Mangire as President.