Seth C. Croy
Project Manager / Southeast Business Development Manager
Directional Technologies, Inc.
Seth C. Croy is a Project Manager and the Southeast Business Development Manager for Directional Technologies. Holding a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from the University of Florida, Seth began his career as an Officer in the United States Navy before moving on as a Drilling Fluids Engineer in the Oil & Gas industry. Though being business minded, Seth is very technically adept, completing the Navy’s Nuclear Power School and Schlumberger’s Drilling Fluids, Environmental Solutions, and Deepwater Schools, as well as obtaining a certification in Integrated Fluids Engineering. While working in the oilfields, he gained hands on experience working with a wide array of drilling and completion fluids, both on land and offshore. Although a relative newcomer to the environmental sector, Seth has already been invited to present our remediation technologies at several environmental conferences.
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Overview of Horizontal Remediation Wells (HRWs) and Remedial Technology Applications
Originally invented in the 1920s for the oil field industry to increase oil production, directional drilling was later adapted for utility installations in the 1990s for pipelines and conduits. More recently, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) technology has been used to install Horizontal Remediation Wells (HRWs) for the environmental industry. HRWs can cost effectively remediate large subsurface areas, even within active and complex industrial sites that are difficult, if not impossible, with traditional vertical wells or other in-situ approaches.
This session provides an overview of horizontal remediation systems, describing the basics of HDD technology and compatible remedial applications. Several projects will be presented to demonstrate the ability of HRWs to precisely target and rapidly remediate impacted areas, while avoiding obstructions and minimizing business disruptions.