Directional Drilling Services

Directional Drilling
Trajectory Control

Directional drilling is the science of deviating a wellbore along a planned path, to a target located a given lateral distance and direction from vertical. This includes drilling as vertically as possible to a given true vertical depth (TVD).
NOVA Directional offers expert directional drillers, and proven technologies to provide the trajectory control needed to correctly drill your well. We ensure precise well placement, and a high-quality wellbore allowing for a successful run and cement casing, optimized production, and maximize recovery. NOVA Directional LWD and NOVA Directional MWD Services deliver high-quality data to enable time-critical decisions for accurate drilling of horizontal, vertical, extended-reach, and complex directional wells, as well as any necessary sidetracks.
Since 2011, NOVA Directional, Inc. has been a driving force in the horizontal/directional drilling industry. The managing partners and operations managers have more than 100 combined years of oilfield drilling experience so your next well is drilled accurately, safely, and on time. With some of the industry's leading horizontal/directional drillers and support staff, NOVA is a well-defined leader in the field of horizontal/directional drilling. Simply stated, our goal is to accurately drill your well as quickly as possible with an emphasis on safety. Directional drilling involves a complex process of drilling non-vertical wells to increase energy production, decrease hazardous situations, and reduce environmental impacts. We design all of our projects to successfully recover hydrocarbons by using precise directional drilling equipment, accurate guidance solutions, and pinpoint monitoring software, along with the technical support to back it all up.
NOVA electromagnetic (EM) and Pressure Pulse (MP) Telemetry Measurement/Logging While Drilling (M/LWD) systems. Each MWD system is fully retrievable, and can be configured with Radial Gamma Ray. Our EM MWD also offers Focused Gamma Ray and Pressure While Drilling (PWD).

Service Areas

  • Texas:
    • Permian Basin
    • Eagleford Shale
    • Austin Chalk
    • Buda/Georgetown
    • Barnett Shale
    • South Texas Frio
    • Wilcox
  • Oklahoma:
    • STACK
    • SCOOP
    • Woodford Shale
    • Cleveland/Tonkawa
    • Mississippian
    • Granite Wash
  • Colorado/Wyoming
    • Pieance
    • Niobrara
  • North Dakota
    • Bakken Shale
    • Three Forks
    • Spearfish/Charles/Midale
  • Kansas:
    • Mississippian Lime
  • Louisiana:
    • Haynesville Shale
    • Various South LA sands

Experience Counts

  • Directional Drillers with 30+ years Experience
  • Performance Drilling Motors
  • MWD / LWD Services
  • Consulting Services
    • Drilling Consultants / Company Men
    • Professional Petroleum Engineering services
    • Production and Completion consulting
NOVA Directional has created various partnerships
enabling us to provide the following additional services:
  • High LCM positive-pulse pulser
  • Inclination at bit / gamma at bit
  • Azimuthal gamma
  • Rotary Steerable System
  • Electromagnetic (EM) MWD tools
  • Pressure while drilling (PWD)
  • HPR Resistivity Tool