UCT To Host Educational Sessions, Pre-Show Events At ICUEE

August 2011, Vol. 66 No. 8
Grady Bell leads an educational session.

Downhole Tooling/Hole Opening
Description: Matching your drilling tools to the anticipated formations on your project is the first step towards a successful HDD bore. Mud motors, bits and jetting assembly will be discussed. With a successful pilot hole completed, now what should you use to open the hole to accommodate your product? Technology covered will include MT/TCI, split standard vs. premium, lo-torque/rockreamer and fly cutter.

Safety Considerations
Mud Mixing: Hole Problems, Fluids Solutions
Description: Your drilling fluid is the life’s blood to a successful HDD project. What should you put in it? How should you mix to maximize performance?

Mud Cleaning
Description: Part of the economy and efficiency of a drill often lies in recycling and cleaning mud.

Methods For Dealing With Rock and Difficult Soil Conditions
Description: Effectively drilling in rock or challenging soil conditions is essential. Advances and changes now offer many effective options.

Job Site Logistics
Description: Before drilling, you need to know all the details about the proposed drill site and intended path. What permits are needed? What obstructions may be encountered? Rig site and exit site limitations will also be discussed.

Utilities Locator Certification Seminar
Description: Combining classroom and hands-on instruction, the Locator Certification Seminar focuses on the underlying principles of utility locating, as well as the importance of performing accurate locates. This seminar will aid underground construction personnel in developing the skills to consistently supply accurate and complete utility location information. It also will aid attendees in developing superior troubleshooting techniques, a mastery of locating equipment and the skills required to pass Staking U=s locator certification test. NOTE: Limited to the first 30 registrants.