Avila Beach

San Luis Obispo, California

Directional Drilling

ABD crews were treated with spectacular views when replacing a section of exposed/leaking natural gas service over a coastal bluff, which happened to lie within the historic territory of the Chumash people. Crews worked with monitors who were on site to inspect the spoils and make sure nothing was misinterpreted or removed during construction, hand digging all potholes and bellholes to avoid disrupting anything of historical significance. The new pipeline was installed parallel to the path of the existing pipeline. Once in place, the new service connected to the distribution system and brought into service, and the old pipeline was abandoned.

Business Line: Gas
Performed By: Accu-Bore Directional Drilling, a Charge Company
Delivery Method: Engineer, Procure & Construct
Project Highlights
  • 320 LF of 3” gas pipeline 
  • 300 LF of 1” gas pipeline 
  • 767 LF of 2” gas pipeline 
Project Services
  • Directional Drilling 
  • Engineering 
  • Procurement of Material 
  • Site Restoration 
  • Service Survey Profile 
  • Survey/staking, TOPO, Bore profile