Michels Corporation is a diverse utility contractor, and an industry leader in pipeline construction and horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Founded in 1959 as a gas pipeline contractor, Michels specialises in building mainline cross-country pipelines for oil and gas transmission systems, as well as fabricating and constructing meter stations and compressor stations, hydrostatic testing, and pipeline rehabilitation, maintenance and repair.
Michels is regarded as one of the main HDD contractors in the world, specialising in drills ranging in diameter from 2 - 60 in., and up to 15 700 ft in length through any subsurface condition.
Michels has constructed some of the most significant pipeline projects in recent history. The company’s portfolio of experience includes TransCanada’s Gulf Coast Pipeline, Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Upgrade Project, Shell’s Appalachian Pipeline, Enbridge’s Bakken Expansion, Energy Transfer’s Tiger Pipeline, TransCanada’s Keystone Project, Kinder Morgan’s Rockies Express (REX) Project and Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper including Southern Access and Southern Lights.
In addition, Michels counts Energy Transfer, Antero and Penn Valley Resources as key customers. Michels has evolved to be a predominate contractor in the shale plays of Marcellus, Utica, Bakken, Eagle Ford, Acadian, Haynesville, and is pursing new shale plays as they develop. The company’s resume boasts more than 10 000 miles of pipelines installed and in sizes of up to 42 in.
Areas of focus: Onshore Pipelines; Turnkey Construction; Horizontal Directional Drilling; Compressor Stations; Finance, Strategy & Analysis; Maintenance; Pipeline Rehabilitation