Visser & Smit Hanab has been hired by the Surinamese Staatsolie oil company to drill four boreholes totalling 5 kilometres in length. These will be directionally drilled boreholes for pulling-in pipe bundles. Each bundle has four pipes of 4-inch, 6-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch diameter. The boreholes are being installed along the banks of the Suriname River. The company opted for horizontal directional drilling to minimise the impact on land owners.
The project will start in the near future and is scheduled for delivery in mid-2014.