Construction of crossings using trenchless technologies

Our experience and our own engineering developments allow us to build crossings of the highest level of complexity

  • 4000+
  • 1.3 billion ₽
    annual investment in development

In the arsenal of our company: extra-long crossings (including butt holes), crossings with a large height difference (entry-exit), drilling from water from engineering platforms in the absence of natural entry-exit points, overcoming soils comparable in strength to metal, crossings with access to the sea


  • Horizontal Directional Drilling

    Horizontal directional drilling technology allows you to build crossings over natural and artificial obstacles: rivers, lakes, roads, railways, dams - simply by passing under them. It is cost-effective due to:

    • reduction of construction time, minimal involvement of labor force;
    • reduction of costs for control/repair of pipelines and liquidation of emergencies in case of deep lash (guarantee up to 100 years);
    • preservation of coasts, forests, protected areas, historical sites, park areas and highways.
  • Microtunneling

    The technology is widely used in the construction and reconstruction of gas transmission systems in dense urban areas and without stopping the movement of all types of transport, as well as for connecting offshore and onshore sections of the pipeline during the construction of oil and gas pipelines.

    Driving along the route with a laser navigation system guarantees high accuracy in the construction of both straight and curved tunnels. 

    With a considerable length, we use intermediate jacking stations, which allows us to lay long tunnels with a minimum number of intermediate pits or without them.

  • Direct Pipe

    The method is a combination of horizontal directional drilling and microtunneling technology. It is used for laying pipelines under natural and artificial obstacles (rivers, highways, dams, etc.) in field and urban conditions, and is also widely used for the construction of pipelines with access to the sea.

    The possibility of simultaneous drilling and pushing of the pipeline allows you to constantly keep the well in a stable condition, gives a high rate of penetration and high profitability of the project.

  • Horizontal auger drilling

    The method is used for laying pipes under roads, railways, runways and in other cases when subsidence of soil on the surface is unacceptable, as well as in dense urban areas.

    The drilling machine is installed in the pit and drills with an auger that cuts and extracts the soil. As the drilling machine moves forward, pipe sections and auger sections are added. The waste soil is removed only along the perimeter of the pushed pipe, which gives a full guarantee of the absence of deformation of the surface of the obstacle to be overcome.

Completed projects

Suzunskoye field

Krasnoyarsk region


Customer: JSC "Suzun"


Transitions made - 9
Total length - 4 312 m
Pipe diameter -1020 mm

The construction was carried out beyond the Arctic Circle in the permafrost zone, in a poorly developed area with a lack of permanent transport communications and communications.

Zapadno-Messoyakhskoye field



Customer: JSC "Messoyakhaneftegaz"


Transitions made - 1
Total length - 900 m
Pipe diameter - 820 mm

The world's northernmost directional drilling crossing.
The company SP VIS-MOS" LLC has set a world record in construction by the method of directional drilling (HDD). In the Arctic, the construction of the northernmost not only in Russia, but also in the world, underwater crossing of the oil pipeline across the Messoyakha River on the Gydan Peninsula in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug was completed using horizontal directional drilling technology. "

Kharampur field

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug


Customer: LLC "Kharampurneftegaz"


Transitions made - 4
Total length - 3713 m
Pipe diameter -1220 mm

The work was carried out in particularly unfavorable geological conditions, which make the work as difficult as possible due to the predominance of permafrost soils.

Severo-Russkoye field



Customer: Novatek-Tarkosaleneftegaz LLC


Transitions made - 13
Total length - 8 659 m
Pipe diameter -1220 mm, 820 mm, 530 mm

Work on the construction of crossings on the territory of the Severo-Russkoye field was carried out in the zone of permafrost soils of a heterogeneous structure, which required the use of modern navigation equipment, which makes it possible to maintain the well drilling trajectory with maximum accuracy. And the crossing over the Taz River with a diameter of 1220 mm and a length of 2048 m is an unprecedented success object made with such characteristics.The weight of the pipeline structure at the time of pulling through was 2633 tons.

South Stream

Krasnodar region


Customer: OOO "Gazprom invest"

South European Main Gas Pipeline

Transitions made - 2
Total length - 1708 m
Pipe diameter -1420 mm

SP VIS-MOS LLC completed a set of works on the arrangement of underwater crossings across the Zhuravka and Beisug rivers at the facility "Expansion of the UGSS to ensure gas supply to the South Stream gas pipeline. Stage 2 (eastern corridor), to ensure gas supply in the volume up to 63 billion m3/year". South European gas pipeline. Pochinki - Anapa section, km 1379-km 1570.5.2"

Water supply of Vasilyevsky Island

Saint Petersburg


Customer: LLC "Petrokom"

Construction of a water conduit

Transitions made - 2
Total length - 350 m
Pipe diameter - 1000 mm

In the construction of the water supply system to the Western part of Vasilyevsky Island in St. Petersburg, one press-screw unit and two horizontal directional drilling units were involved. To locate drilling complexes on sites in the channel part of the Neva River near Petrovskaya and Arsenalnaya specialists of SP VIS-MOS LLC, two temporary artificial platforms were built to carry the main load.

Arctic - Purpe

Krasnoyarsk region


Customer: JSC "Sibnefteprovod"

Main oil pipeline

Transitions made - 3
Total length - 2967 m
Pipe diameter -1220 mm, 273 mm

The construction of crossings across the Taz River has become one of the most technically complex facilities of the Zapolyarye-Purpe oil pipeline system. start drilling operations before the opening of transport links arranged by winter roads Drilling operations were carried out in permafrost soil, in the conditions of the Arctic, at extremely low temperatures.




Customer: Zapsibtransgaz LLC

Completed transitions - 14
Total length - 6500 m
Pipe diameter - 820 mm, 530 mm

The construction of crossings was carried out in a short time using 6 drilling rigs simultaneously.

Vankor group of fields

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug


Customer: CJSC "Vankorneft"

Completed transitions - 8
Total length - 7043 m
Pipe diameter - 1220 mm, 820 mm

Drilling operations were carried out in permafrost with high abrasive properties. A drilling tool with special rock-breaking equipment was used for driving. Of particular difficulty was the preparatory period, due to the remoteness of the objects and the need to work in completely autonomous conditions.

Crossing the Eastern Bosphorus Strait



Customer: LLC "Gazprom gas distribution"

Gas transportation system

Transitions made - 2
Total length - 2857m
Pipe diameter - 426 mm

Super-long crossing. The construction was carried out by two drilling rigs by docking oncoming pilot wells from opposite banks of the obstacle (Russky Island - Nazimov Cape). During the construction process, a modern navigation system was used that allows the wells to see" each other and ensures high docking accuracy. The strength of the overcome soil reached 174 MPa, which is comparable to the strength of metal and required the purchase of a specialized drilling tool from an Australian manufacturer.


Krasnodar region


Customer: LLC "Piter Gaz"

Gasification of Olympic venues

Completed crossings - 5
Total length - 4256 m
Pipe diameter - 762 mm, 325 mm

The work was carried out in cramped conditions of mountainous terrain, on minimal sites, with a large elevation difference, in heavy-duty rocky soils. A particular problem was rock fissuring, local faults, interlayering of rocky and non-cohesive soils. This project involved laying a linear part of the pipeline in the Black Sea , and the connection sections were carried out using the horizontal directional drilling method with an exit point to the sea.

Nord Stream

Leningrad region


Customer: CJSC "Yamalgazinvest"

International project Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Transitions made - 2
Total length - 1835 m
Pipe diameter - 1420 mm

The construction of crossings was carried out in conditions of complex geology, in sandy gravel soil with a high percentage of large boulders. To pass the route, a special rock-cutting drilling tool developed by engineers of SP VIS-MOS LLC was used.

Baltic pipeline system

Vologda, Tver, Yaroslavl regions


Customer: OAO "Baltnefteprovod"

The system of main oil pipelines

Transitions made - 3
Total length - 1607 m
Pipe diameter - 1020 mm

The construction of the crossing under the Uleima River took place in extremely difficult boulder soil, the diameter of the boulders exceeded two meters, which greatly hampered the development of the well. For successful construction, a drilling tool with reinforced rock-breaking elements was manufactured at the production base of LLC SP VIS-MOS.

Blue stream

Krasnodar region


Customer: JSC "Stroytransgaz"

International project Russia-Türkiye gas pipeline

Transitions made - 8
Total length - 6080m
Pipe diameter - 1420 mm

To overcome difficult areas, a unified drilling tool was manufactured at the production base of SP VIS-MOS LLC. To stabilize the well, drilling fluid was selected directly at the construction sites in a mobile laboratory.