Testing of a new generation horizontal soil sampler

Samuel T. Ariaratnam, Erez N. Allouche, Kevin W. Biggar

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Sampling using horizontal directional drilling allows the collection of soil samples from suspected zones located beneath structures and other surface-subsurface obstacles. However, current horizontal sampling techniques are time consuming and thus expensive. This paper describes the design and testing of a new multiple-port sampler for collection of soil samples from directionally drilled boreholes. The device uses a new methodology for horizontal sampling to improve cost-effectiveness and sample quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-263
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Geotechnical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Design
  • Horizontal directional drilling
  • Horizontal wells
  • Remediation
  • Sampling
  • Site characterization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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