Boring, OR - Netflix

Borning, OR is about a small town with a serial killer on the loose. It follows Jonna, a police officer, who is determined to stop the killings while the rest of the townspeople remain dead set on not letting it affect their day-to-day lives. At its heart, Boring, OR asks the question, "If I'm okay, does it matter that other people aren't?"

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: None

Boring, OR - Directional boring - Netflix

Directional Boring, often undifferentiated from Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), is a minimal impact trenchless method of installing underground pipe, conduit, or cables in a relatively shallow arc or radius along a prescribed underground bore path by using a surface-launched drilling rig. With respect to the pipeline/utility industry, the term “Directional Boring” or “Bore” is generally reserved for mini/small sized drilling rigs, small diameter bores, and crossing lengths in terms of hundreds of feet. Generally, the term Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is intended to describe large/maxi sized drilling rigs, large diameter bores, and crossing lengths in terms of thousand of feet. Directional Boring and HDD, while similar in process to each other, are markedly different from directional drilling associated with the oil industry. The methods offer significant advantages over traditional cut and cover pipeline/utility installations and are routinely used when trenching or excavating is not practical. Boring/HDD can be utilized with various pipe materials such as PVC, polyethylene, polypropylene, ductile iron, and steel as long as the pipe is sized appropriately to withstand installation stresses imparted during pullback. Directional Boring/HDD is generally accomplished in three principle phases. First, a small diameter pilot hole is drilled along a directional path from one surface point to another. Next, the bore created during pilot hole drilling is enlarged to a diameter that will facilitate installation of a pipeline. Lastly, the pipeline is pulled into the enlarge hole, thus creating a continuous segment of pipe underground and exposed only at the two initial end points. Directional Boring/HDD is suitable for a variety of soil conditions and obstacles including road, landscape, wetland/marshes, and river crossings. Problematic soil conditions most often encountered in evaluating the feasibility of an HDD installation is large grain content in the form of gravel, cobbles, and boulders. Other subsurface conditions which can impact the feasibility of an HDD installation include excessive rock strength and abrasivity, poor rock quality, and solution cavities in karst formations.

Boring, OR - Technique - Netflix

Directional boring is used for installing infrastructure such as telecommunications and power cable conduits, water lines, sewer lines, gas lines, oil lines, product pipelines, and environmental remediation casings. It is used for crossing waterways, roadways, shore approaches, congested areas, environmentally sensitive areas, and areas where other methods are costlier or not possible. It is used instead of other techniques to provide less traffic disruption, lower cost, deeper and/or longer installation, no access pit, shorter completion times, directional capabilities, and environmental safety. The technique has extensive use in urban areas for developing subsurface utilities as it helps in avoiding extensive open cut trenches. The use requires that the operator have complete information about existing utilities so that he can plan the alignment to avoid damaging those utilities. Since uncontrolled drilling can lead to damage, different agencies/government authorities owning the urban right-of-way or the utilities have rules for safe work execution. For standardization of the techniques, different trenchless technology promoting organizations have developed guidelines for this technique.

Boring, OR - References - Netflix