WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8

8:30-9:25

Contractor’s Roundtable
Panelists: Jason Hockran, H&H Enterprises; Josh Tucker, Online Directional Boring; Danny Tweedel, Challenger Drilling; Jim Watland, Watland Custom Underground

9:30-9:55

Next-Generation Trenchless Rehabilitation for Gas Pipelines
Speakers: Jeff Maier, P.E., Garver; Todd Danko, Ph.D., GE Research; Brian Brandstetter, Warren Environmental

Learn about a long-distance, minimally invasive robotic pipe repair system concept structurally rehabilitates gas pipelines at unprecedented speed and significantly reduced costs, compared with traditional open-cut excavation replacement.

10-10:25

Gyro Navigation in Congested Urban Areas
Speakers: Bob Lampert & Matthew Patterson, Sharewell HDD

This discussion will cover the overall operation of the OptiTrac gyroscopic navigation system, review parameters when drilling on small rigs with small BHA, and present specific case studies.

11-12

Pipeline Owner/Operator Roundtable
Moderator: Paul Bearden, HDR
Panelists: Alan Humphrey, Sempra LNG; Todd Moody, Duke Energy; Webb Winston, P.E., Williams

Panelists will share some of their most significant challenges for getting through the permitting process, and how contractors can better assist owners/operators with maintaining compliance throughout the construction life cycle – especially related to HDD and other trenchless crossings.