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About Navigator Nation

Navigator Nation

Hi. Elite. Tough. Proud. Those words describe the operators of Navigator Nation. You know your horizontal drilling job isn't for the faint of heart, for those who are afraid of getting their hands dirty, for those who can't handle demanding, stressful work. Each of you has a unique story, and we want to hear it.

Navigator Nation helps you tell that story, offering a unique community for directional drilling contractors of all experiences and backgrounds. Aiming to build camaraderie and connect hardworking operators and drilling companies around the world, Navigator Nation is your go-to resource to learn, share, and interact with people who love directional drilling, digging in and getting dirty just as much as you do.

We encourage you to sign up for a free membership which will allow you to post helpful insights or questions related to skills learned on your directional drill and in the field. Share your experiences with other drill rig operators and expand your network of connections, knowledge, and expertise when you:

  • Upload photos and video from a desktop or mobile device.
  • "Check-In" or post where you are drilling.
  • View, comment, and like other operator posts, no matter the topic (we'd all like to know the best burger joint in Texas, too).
  • Record the length of a bore made, notable challenges, or remarkable experiences.
  • Ask questions, offer insights, talk about horizontal drilling equipment, and build business.

No more unsung heroes here. We want to hear what you like about your job and what you don't like. What makes you want to succeed, what drives you to stay out there in the elements (or if you're lucky, your drill cab), and outlast the other guys who have packed up and gone home because the ground conditions are too difficult and the weather is too unpredictable.

Show your pride. Show off your crew, your directional drill and the jobsite you're on. Tell us how long of a shot you just did. We want to see it all. The guts, glory, the dirt (and there's a lot of dirt) at your jobsites, all around the world.

What else do you need to know? One of the most important parts of the work you do is safety, so we want you to be safe when you're on the jobsite. Wear protective gear (hard hats, safety glasses, ear plugs, work boots), and make sure your crew is exhibiting safe behavior and directional drilling practices. Sorry, if it's not safe, we can't post it and your photo will be removed.