Andy Lukas is Managing Director of AJ Lucas Constructions Pty Ltd. He has over 40 years experience in the pipeline and drilling industry across Australia, the USA and South East Asia. He pioneered the development in Australia of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) in 1990, commencing operation of Australia’s first rigs. He developed AJ Lucas to be a world leader in this specialised HDD field as well as the production of coal seam gas using Horizontal Directional Drilling. He is a former President of the International Pipeline and Offshore Contractors Association and also former President of the Australian Pipeline and Gas Industry Association. Andy has overseen the projects that have broken world HDD records.