|The Fayetteville Express Pipeline,
constructed in 2010 by Sheehan Pipeline Contractors kicked off near
Bald Knob, Arkansas and ended southeast of Conway, Arkansas.
There were two spreads on this section of the line.
Dykon Blasting was contracted to
perform the drilling and blasting for both spreads of this project.
The timeframe for the completion of this line was aggressive and
called for over a mile a day of production. Several crews were
utilized with up to 15 drills operating at one time to meet the
production requirements for this project.
This project presented some unique
challenges in that it paralleled three existing high pressure gas
transmissions lines for much of the way. These existing
operational lines were in production during the time of construction
and were as close as 45' to the drilling and the blasting.
Strict vibration limits on the existing lines made this project
uniquely challenging, especially with the presence of extremely hard
sandstone with a compressive strength in excess of 15,000 psi.
We at Dykon Blasting appreciated the
challenge and the opportunity this project afforded. We look
forward to working on similar projects in the future.