Plains Pipeline had a problem. . . .

Time and erosion had exposed a significant length of active crude oil pipeline in a canyon adjacent to the Williams Fork River near Craig, Colorado. Plains All American Pipeline reached out to Americom for a solution. According to Randy Hawks, Director of Americom’s Utility Services Division, “We facilitated the replacement of this line using a Ditch Witch JT100 drill. The path of this bore shot was 1,200 feet in length through solid rock, with a 483 foot change in elevation. Because of this elevation change, and the bore exit on the opposite side of the peak of the hillside, the bore required 2 direction changes without breaking pitch. This project’s success depended on superior planning, flawless execution, and a committed effort by the entire team. Our team of experts, Cody Ostrup, Paul Wilson, Morgan Green, Allen Hansen and Project Manager Kevin Kamerath accepted this difficult challenge and delivered! I’m proud to say that this is the level of service our employees here at Americom provide on a daily basis. I am very proud of the men that contributed to the success of this project and the leadership that Project Foreman Cody Ostrup demonstrated. Congratulations on a job well done!”

2013-10-14T16:37:50+00:00 October 14th, 2013|Pipeline|