Asset Publisher

D-Geo Pipeline - Advanced Course: Horizontal directional drilling

D-Geo Pipeline - Advanced Course: Horizontal directional drilling
11 Oct

D-Geo Pipeline - Advanced Course: Horizontal directional drilling

Registration is closed

11 Oct 2022 09:00 - 17:00 (CET)
Course (on-premises)

€ 599 (excluding 21% VAT)
Room : Paviljoen 1 - Building : Paviljoen

The design of the installation of a pipeline using the horizontal directional drilling method is determined by several aspects. Besides the available space at the surface, the soil layers and characteristics of the drilling line and the strength of the pipeline are important parameters. The assessment of the pipe stress during the pipe installation and when the pipeline is in operation is the most important part of the design. But the assessment of the required drilling fluid pressure versus the maximum allowable pressure during the phases of horizontal directional drilling is also an important aspect. The design of a horizontal directional drilling pipeline can be approved when the relevant aspects have been examined and adjusted accordingly. An accurate examination of all design aspects, results in a feasible design of the drilling line with a minimized risk profile.

The course deals with different design aspects and the background theories of horizontal directional drilling. It will focus on design aspects: drilling fluid pressures, borehole stability, pulling force and the pipe stress analysis of the product pipeline. Important factors like soil stress, soil-pipeline interaction and surface subsidence will be treated. The computer code D-Geo Pipeline will be used to examine both these previously mentioned design aspects and how a complete design of a pipeline installation can be made in a short time by horizontal directional drilling. The code D-Geo Pipeline is also useful to check designs in order to allow licenses for drilling under roads, railways, river banks and other infrastructure.

Course issues

  • The background theory of the borehole stability and the soil pressure on the pipeline
  • Theory of the calculation of the pulling force during the pullback operation
  • The background of the theory of the drilling fluid pressure calculations
  • Use of the pipeline software D geo pipeline
  • Assessment of the occurrence of the groundwater flow into the borehole
  • Design of bundled pipelines
  • Design of pipelines in boreholes with a horizontal bending radius.

Design aspects of HDD

  • Schematization of the subsoil
  • Determination of the required parameters (soil-,pipeline- and operation)
  • Correct use of the interaction between soil and pipeline
  • Calculation of the subsidence of the surface above a borehole.

The course is developed for

  • Project managers and design specialists from contractors
  • Project managers and design specialists from engineering agencies
  • Specialists from permit and license issuing agencies
  • Project managers and specialists from cable and pipeline owners.

Course instructor

Mr H. (Henk) Kruse, Deltares


The registration fee for this course is € 599, – excluding VAT.

50% discount for lecturers at centers of education.




Please sign in (top right corner) using your MyDeltares account. 

If you already have either a DSD or OSS account and no MyDeltares account yet, then click on the link Forgot Password? to setup your MyDeltares account including a new password. Once you have completed the password reset you can login. 

After the MyDeltares registration or signing in, it will be possible for you to register for individual 2022 events, get a personal overview (My schedule), make changes in your schedule, profile etc. 

If you come across any problems with the registration, please contact our team at






Registration info - DSD-INT


1. Sign in (top right corner) using your MyDeltares account or register first if you don’t have an account yet.

Note: if you already have a DSD or OSS account but not yet a MyDeltares account, simply click Forgot Password? to initiate the setup of your MyDeltares account. After completing the password reset process, you'll be able to log in seamlessly.

2. Click <ADD TO CART> button for your session of interest.

3. Go to your “Shopping cart” (top right corner) to finalise your registration.

If you come across any problems with the registration, please contact our team at