Mountain States Ground Water Expo 2021
The Aquarius Resort and Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
February 11 & 12, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
7:30 am Registration Opens
7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am Title: Well Rehabilitation & Development
Speaker: George Dugan, Technical Sales Manager, CETCO Drilling Products Group
Seminar Summary: The benefits of well rehabilitation, common causes of well fouling, problem evaluations, microorganisms in groundwater, well rehabilitation products and application guideline, methods of agitation – serge blocks and brushes, thinners/dispersants vs well rehabilitation clay removers (differences and when to use each product), disposal of chemicals after treatment.
9:15 am – 10:15 am Title: Saving Money Pumping Groundwater
Speaker: Nicolas Severlynck, CEO, Hose Solutions, Inc.
Seminar Summary: The importance of, identifying and understanding pumping inefficiencies we often don’t pay attention to. With that in mind, we will also highlight what is costing us money, how much it is costing, how we can save money and prolong the life of our wells and pumping equipment.
10:30 am -11:30 am Title: How Gravel Envelope Wells Work and Work Best
Speaker: Kevin McGillicudy, Chief Hydrogeologist, Roscoe Moss Company
Seminar Summary: Review of principle well design and operational elements with introductory look at in-well flow dynamics.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch on your own
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Exhibitor setup
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Title: Drilling – Plan for Success
Speaker: Ron Peterson, Drilling Products Specialist, Mountainland Supply
Seminar Summary: The importance of proper planning and follow through in drilling operations, the value of monitoring, evaluation and maintenance of drilling fluid properties by properly trained rig personnel or a drilling fluids specialist.
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Title: Geophysics & Geology – Two Pieces of the Borehole Puzzle
Speaker: Chris Catalano, Owner/Geologist, GeoLog, LLC
Seminar Summary: Interpreting geophysical logs, geology and the combination of both to get a clearer picture of the subsurface.
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 12, 2021
7:30 am – 10:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am Title: Legal Issues Impacting the Water Well Industry
Speaker: Jesse Richardson, Legal Advisor, Water Systems Council
Seminar Summary: Discussions on current legal and policy developments, including case laws and regulations that impact the water well industry in the Mountain States Region, how contractors can insure that their businesses remain compliant with laws and have their voices heard in the policy and legal process.
9:15 am – 10:15 am Title: Submersible Pump Sizing and Troubleshooting
Speaker: Todd Hofstra, Field Service Engineer, Franklin Electric
Seminar Summary: Pump theory, efficiency, sizing, operation and troubleshooting.
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 Title: Aquascopic Well Rehabilitation/Fishing and Repairing Old Wells with Use of a Camera
Speaker: Ray Roerick, Sales Manager, WellVu
Seminar Summary: The benefits of using a down hole camera to access well issues and remedies to solve and repair these issues, identify the best fishing techniques to improve your chances of fishing for lost tools or pipe – and more.
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Title: Down-Hole Video Techniques: Easily Seeing in Dirty Water
Speaker: Ray Roerick, Sales Manager, WellVu
Seminar Summary: This seminar will cover issues such as digital recording, several different techniques to see in “cloudy water”, lighting issues, suspended solids, retrieving encrustation samples off screens, removal of suspended solids and flocking agents available to clear a well, marketing your camera and company as a new source of profit.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Title: Drill Rig Safety on and off your Jobsites!
Speaker: Fred McAninch, Owner/Partner, The Rig Doctors
Seminar Summary: What you need to know about safety of the drill rig and related equipment for safe and successful water well projects. Wives should attend!
Saturday, February 13, 2021
8:30 am – 10:00 am Mountain States Groundwater Board Meeting