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22nd Annual Directional Drilling Survey
years old, and 25.9 percent of all rigs in
use today were purchased within the
past two years.
Used rigs remain a major factor for
contractors, especially those needing
to augment their existing fleets, and
for new contractor entrants into the
market. For 2020, 66 percent of the
respondents have bought used units at
one time or another. About 55 percent of
used rig purchases are anticipated to be
in the smaller rig market rigs (under
40,000 pounds of pullback force).
Original equipment manufacturers
(OEMs) in the HDD tooling and drill
pipe sectors play a vital role with many
contractors. About 43.5 percent of
downhole tooling is purchased from
OEMs and 48.3 percent of drill pipe.
The survey also asked about the most
important qualities contractors seek from
their manufacturer and supplier partners.
As it has been for several years, "service"
is the most coveted attribute and was
cited by 44.1 percent of respondents,

followed by "quality" at 30.9 percent.
The most common pipe installed via
HDD remains HDPE, with a 49-percent

market share, while PVC continues
to be strongly entrenched in second
place at 26.3 percent. *

Important qualities contractors seek from vendors
(% of respondents citing only one characteristic)
50

43.2%
40

30.6%
30

20

9.9%

10

8.9%
6.1%
1.2%

Service

Quality

Availability

Cost of
service/equipment

Technical
knowledge

Location

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