Program Schedule ( Subject to change)

Mountain States Groundwater Expo 2020
The Aquarius Resort and Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
February 6 & 7, 2020


Thursday, February 6, 2020 

7:30 am                                Registration Opens

7:30 am – 8:00 am                Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am                Going Beyond QuickBooks: Building a Better Business

Speaker: Rick Oberle, President, WellMagic

Seminar Summary: Focus on effective office management that ultimately leads to more revenue, lower costs, and a more valuable business.           

9:15 am – 10:15 am              Submersible Motor Wet Splicing

Speaker: Randy Peterson, Sales/Technical Support, DAB Pump, Inc.

Seminar Summary: Discuss wet splicing methods for submersible motor leads to submersible drop cable.


10:30 am -11:30 am             Filter Packs – What They Can Do for You

Speaker: Thom Hanna, Hydrogeologist, Johnson Screens

                                             Seminar Summary: How to design a hydraulically efficient Filter Pack.

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

11:00 am – 3:00 pm              Exhibitor setup


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm             Fishing Options for Water Wells

Speaker: Bill Hansen, Owner, WRH Fishing & Rental

Seminar Summary:  Types of fishing tools available, tips on avoiding fishing and making your fishing jobs easier.


1:45 pm – 2:45 pm               Drilling Fluids – What Goes in Must Come Out

Speaker: Stewart Krause, Sales Manager, Wyo-Ben, Inc.

Seminar Summary:  Maintaining good fluid properties is also important for well development and long- term production.


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 7, 2020

7:30 am – 9:00 am                Continental Breakfast


8:00 am – 9:00 am                Legal Issues Impacting the Water Well Industry

Speaker: Jesse Richardson, Legal Advisor, Water Systems Council

Seminar Summary: Legal and policy developments, including case law, regulations and laws, that impact the water well industry in the Mountain States. The presenter will also discuss how contractors can remain compliant with laws and how contractors can have their voices heard.

9:15 am – 10:15 am              Well Rehabilitation and Preventive Maintenance

Speaker: Jerry Hatley, Central Sales Manager, Cotey Chemical Corp. 

                                             Seminar Summary:  Diagnosing problems and selecting proper chemical solutions.


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             Jobsite Safety

Speaker: John Fowler, CSP, CMSP, Safety Supervisor, National EWP

Seminar Summary: Respirator inspection and use, the dangers of silica and silicosis, the use and inspection of synthetic slings and the basics of working at heights.

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm               Training, Coaching and Leading the Next Generation of Drillers

Speaker: Brock Yordy, Global Drill Training

Seminar Summary:  Training and Leadership Presentation on how to develop young well drillers.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm               THE Rig Safety

                                             Speaker: Fred McAninch, Owner, The Rig Doctors

                                             Seminar Summary: Focus on the safety of the rig itself and related equipment.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

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