Editor's Log: HDD Initiatives At UCT

By Robert Carpenter, Editor | September 2013, Vol. 68 No. 9

While HDD is back as a substantial growth market, it subsequently is experiencing issues and needs reflective of that market. To that end, UCT, in cooperation with its many industry partners, is launching a massive expansion of its UCT program, almost doubling in size. The program will contain important information that drillers can retain and utilize almost immediately in their operations – both in the field and the business office.

But there’s much more than just education for operators, owners and engineers. The extremely popular HDD contractor roundtable begun last January will be held again. It is a format where peers can discuss industry issues, concerns and needs among companies of all sizes and from every corner of the country.

Another new HDD initiative will be the inclusion on the exhibit hall floor of the DrillZone – an interactive, hands-on area where contractors, engineers and owners can try their hand at tracking a borehead; where they can sit in the cabin of a big rig and figure out how it works; and learn how mud mixing becomes a practical reality rather than voodoo. It will be a place of excitement, education and fun.

As has been proven in the past, nobody embraces and understands HDD like UCT. This will be the most dominating and comprehensive program of its kind. It is a major program for experienced drillers and newcomers as well as for operators and owners. The UCT HDD initiative is a focus put together by the industry, for the industry, and is guaranteed to be rewarding to your business and operations.

The market is changing at breakneck speed. Join us at UCT to embrace the bright future of HDD.