Program Schedule

The Aquarius Casino Resort 
Laughlin, NV
February 7 & 8, 2019


Thursday, February 7, 2019

7:30 am                                 Registration Opens

7:30 am – 8:00 am                Continental Breakfast  

8:00 am – 9:00 am               Polymers and Additives: The Ability to Modify the Behavior of Dirt.
                                            Speaker: George Dugan, Technical Sales Mgr., CETCO
                                            Seminar Summary: Polymers and Additives: The Ability to Modify the Behavior of Dirt.                                                

9:15 am – 10:15 am              Domestic Well Pump Troubleshooting
                                             Speaker: Dan Painter, Product Training and Development Mgr.
                                             Flint & Walling
                                             Seminar Summary: Submersible Pump Troubleshooting -success and failures.                                                 

10:30 am -11:30 am             Drilling Safely
                                             Speaker: John Fowler, Safety Supervisor, National EWP
                                             Seminar Summary: Drilling Safely.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm            Lunch on your own

11:00 am – 3:00 pm              Exhibitor setup

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm           Well Loss – Where it Occurs
                                           Speaker: Thom Hanna, Hydrogeologist
                                           Durango Research Institute/Johnson Screens
                                           Seminar Summary: The contributing factors to well loss will be examined and how well design and construction can help prevent well inefficiencies. 

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm               How to Properly do an Insulation Test
                                            Speaker: Kyle Widdison,cwd/CPI, Widdison Turbine Services, LLC
                                            Seminar Summary: Various methods and equipment available to test both submersible and vertical motors will   be discussed.  How to trouble shoot submersible wire and motor winding damage.  We will discuss case histories and provide valuable tips.

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm               Hospitality Meet & Greet in Exhibit Hall; Beverages Available

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm               Bidder sign up for Auction                        

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (?)          Buck Lively Scholarship Auction/Raffle Food & Beverages Available                               


 Friday, February 8, 2019

7:30 am – 9:00 am                Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am                Legal Updates and Exempt Wells
                                             Speaker: Jesse Richardson, Policy and Research Adviser, Water Systems Council
                                             Seminar Summary: Get the latest from current litigation, and proposed state and federal regulations impacting the groundwater industry

9:15 am – 10:15 am               A Comparison of Thread Types and Joint Strength
                                              Speaker: Kyle Widdison,CWD/CPI, Widdison Turbine Services, LLC
                                              Seminar Summary: We will discuss what we can learn from the API.  The differences in strength between 8V and 8R thread pattern.  The difference between casing and tubing used in the oil patch and the water well industry.

10:00 am – 12:30 pm            Exhibit Hall Open

11:30 am – 12:30 pm            Buffet Lunch in Exhibit Area

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm             Exhibit Teardown

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm            What to Expect from a Roadside Vehicle Inspection
                                            Speaker: Trooper Brian Drohn, Nevada Highway Patrol and DPS
                                            Seminar Summary: Federal DOT rules that pertain to moving water well drilling equipment over the roadway will be discussed.  To be held in the parking lot with real equipment.

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm               Well Design A to Z – Construction of High Yielding Wells in a Sandy Aquifer
                                            Speaker: Chris Catalano, Hydrogeologist/Owner, Geolog, LLC
                                            Seminar Summary: Discussion of site selection, drilling methods, sample collection and identification, Geophysical logging, final well design and well development. 

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm               TBD
                                             Speaker: TBD
                                             Seminar Summary: TBD

Saturday, February 9, 2019

8:30 am – 10:00 am            Mountain States Groundwater Board Meeting.