H&G Directional Drilling Ltd.

Horizontal Directional Drilling Specialists
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H&G Directional Drilling Ltd.

H&G Directional Drilling Ltd. is a full-service horizontal directional drilling (HDD) company serving western Canada. Our head office is located in the heart of oil country at Virden, Manitoba. The company was formed on July 15, 2013 with the acquisition of Pinnacle Directional Drilling Ltd., a small company located in southwestern Manitoba. The founding principals are John Galvin (President) and Darwin Williams (Vice-President).

John Galvin – President John is the President of Galvin Farms Ltd., a large grain farm operation located in western Manitoba. John was looking to diversify his holdings and discovered there was demand for horizontal directional drilling. John’s strong mechanical aptitude and business savvy has helped H&G Directional Drilling Ltd. become the drilling company of choice in the industry.

Darwin Williams – Vice President Darwin is the President of D.B. Higginbotham Electric Ltd. which offers full-service electrical and line locating services for residential, commercial as well as oil field applications. Darwin, already being well versed in the oil industry, shared John’s passion to provide top-notch directional drilling services to western Canada. www.higgelec.com
Our biggest target market area is the oil industry but we have been diversifying into the following markets; fiber, agricultural applications for power, water/sewer, telecommunications (fiber/copper).

H&G Directional Drilling Ltd. Services

We offer directional drilling services, water hauling, back hoe and track hoe excavation, fiber optic installation, and project management. We take great pride in the quality and design of our equipment and there is a good reason for this. We take the raw unit from the manufacturer and modify it to suit our needs and the needs of our clients. This constant evolution of all our equipment ensures that we will arrive at the job with nothing but the most effective tools for the job… every time. Rigs ranging in size from 10,000lbs to 100,000lbs Push Pull capacity

H&G Directional Drilling Ltd. Latest Projects successfully done!

Red River Oil Inc.

Installation of over 10 000 meters of fiberspar oil line

El Cano Resources

El Cano Resources – Installation of over 20 000 meters of 4″ flex pipe.


Installation of 13 500 meters of 1 1/4″ HDPE for fibre optic cable.

RF Now

Installation of over 10 000 meters of fiberspar oil line.

Westman Communications Group

Installation of over 60km of Mainline fiber 

Core x Resourses

Instalation of flowlines and power cable Virden mb

Tundra Oil and Gas

Installation of flowlines and power cables Virden mb

Glen Armstrong Cost Alberta

Installation of over 10 000meters of 10” HDPE

As the company continues to grow and expand, we have management/supervisor positions continually available. Our people are not an exception to this evolution. Through constant upgrading and training, and partnerships with key firms, we are able to keep our people knowledgeable if not ahead of field requirements. This evolution of skill building tends to keep everything fresh and developing. These fresh ideas—coupled with our over 40 years of HDD experience—are what drives us forward beyond what we even thought possible.

Experience level of our employees

Collectively, our team has over 40 years of experience in the industry, led by managing partner, Brian Kentner. Brian started his HDD career installing conduit for fiber optic cable along CN and CP railroads across Canada. The work spanned from downtown Toronto to Vancouver and all points between. His travels also took him to the North with long stints in northern Alberta, BC, Yukon, and the NWT installing fiber cable and gas lines from 2” to 36”.  Read more

Our goals of the business

H&G Directional Drilling Ltd. is built on a business culture where innovative progress on trenchless technology is the key. At H&G we are not content to simply stay with what works. We constantly strive to find what works better. We serve our clients as a trusted ally, providing them with the loyalty of a business partner and the economics of an outside vendor. Our advances in technology do not stop at our rigs. Read more

Our valuable Partners

With a variety of equipment, procedures, and alliances with reputable partners, H&G Drilling has the resources to complete any Horizontal Direct Drilling (HDD) installation, regardless of scope or location. We have formed good working relationships over the past few years with companies such as DB Higginbotham Electric, an aggressive oilfield electrical company serving Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Read more

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