The Aquarius Casino Resort
February 7 & 8, 2019
TENTATIVE PROGRAM SCHEDULE
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
Seminar Summary: TBD
Saturday, February 9, 2019
8:30 am – 10:00 am Mountain States Groundwater Board Meeting.