Most Common Causes of Drill Pipe Failure

Speaker: Brandon Chestnut, E&M Supply Group

Explore the most common ways that drill pipe fails or becomes damaged so that these scenarios can be avoided. Potential drill pipe failure can include damaged threads, in-makeup torque, tube body failure, pipe pulled out of the hole at a flat angle to the ground, simple wear and tear.


Sustainable Trenchless Installation of Small-Diameter Pipelines, Cables

Speaker: Simon Herrenknecht, Herrenknecht AG

Through lessons learned and milestones achieved, learn about the latest innovations in HDD, Direct Pipe and E-Power Pipe, with high flexibility in terms of diameters, drive lengths and depths of the network sections to be installed, to cover the large range of project conditions, as well as environmental and safety concerns.


Nuts & Bolts of Annular Pressure

Speakers: Cory Baker, HardRock Infrastructure Services; Don White, DCS Fluid Solutions

Learn how to decrease annular pressures, in order to reduce instances of IRs, by changing tooling; mud properties such as mud weight, yield point, plastic viscosity; and/or type of mud products being used.


Using Maxi HDD Systems in Noise-Sensitive Areas

Speaker: Richard Levings, American Augers

Learn about the latest in maxi-HDD technology that allows crews to meet the continually evolving noise-related restrictions and regulations in urban and suburban areas, while improving efficiency and productivity.


New HDD Back Reamer Technology for Soft Soil

Speaker: Ted Dimitroff, Trenchless Consulting LLC

Learn about a new back reamer design for soft soils, sand soils, and water-table sand soils that can reduce drilling fluid cost while reducing pullback pressures.


Novel Inhibition Agent for Horizontal Directional Drilling

Speakers: Alicia Richards and Timothy Sorensen, AquaSol Corporation

Learn about a new product that will allow drilling in clays to be more effective, easier and without the negatives associated with amine compounds, as well as NSF certification.


How to Be a Drill Master

Speakers: Jonathan Faughtenberry. P.E., and Brogan Tyler, Freese and Nichols Inc.

Gain understanding of how construction constraints and techniques can be used, in tandem with computer software and design calculations, to ensure an HDD design will work. Real-world examples and applications will be provided and discussed to further confirm an innovative, confident, and proven process that will make you a ”Drill Master.”