8:00 – 8:25 a.m.
Introduction to HDD Market, Role of HDDA
Speaker: Don Riggs, Future Infrastructure

8:30 – 8:55 a.m.
Battling Geology: Patience in HDD
Speaker: Jason Hockran, H&H Enterprises
Promote healthy HDD practices, and train and develop HDD options in a challenging geology.

9:00 – 9:25 a.m.
Lifecycle of Bentonite: From the Earth and Back
Speaker: Clint Pitman, Drilling Mud Direct
This presentation will offer a unique look at how the life blood of any drilling operations comes from the Earth; gets to the mill, a bag, the rig; and then returns back to the ground.

9:30 – 9:55 a.m.
Optimizing Vacuum Excavator Usage on HDD Projects
Speakers: Jake Jeffords, Vermeer M/V Solutions; Brad Bauman, Sellenriek Construction
Learn how to determine the appropriate size/type of vacuum excavator for specific job needs, thereby optimizing a contractor’s workforce and maximizing productivity.

10:00 – 10:25 a.m.
Case Study: Lake Sakakawea, ND 15,426’ HDD Intersect
Speakers: Rollin Boyd and Jim Cloud, Brownline USA
Learn details of completing a long HDD intersect, including how the gyroscopic steering tool and radar intersect technology function and contribute to success, through proper design and execution plan based on the geologic conditions provided in the technical report.

2:00 – 2:25 p.m.
Lowest Tooling Cost Per-Foot Drilling: Case Studies
Speakers: Michael Rybak and Brad Reinsel, InRock Drilling Systems
This broad topic discusses many technical details around the tooling selection process which can help inform someone new to the industry or an industry vet be more profitable.

2:30 – 2:55 p.m.
Combined Use of HDPE and RJ-DIP for HDD Installation
Matt Olson, P.E., Lithos Engineering; Troy Tumbleson, ECI Contracting
Learn the complications requiring this dual pipe type, the connection methods used to transition from one material to the other, and risk mitigation strategies employed to make for a successful project.

3:00 – 3:25 p.m.
Maxi Rig Communication Standard Operating Procedures
Speaker: Chad Burns, HardRock Infrastructure Services
Develop safe communication protocols for entry and exit side maxi-rig operations.