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Dealmakers..........................................................................8
Education Connection......................................................37
Fun Page............................................................................41
Hot Off the Press.................................................................9
Obituary: Barbera, James S. “Jim”.................................33
Obituary: Cline, Christopher............................................29
Obituary: Coffelt, Everett Lawrence “Larry”...................33
Obituary: Thomas, David Michael “Dave”......................44
Obituary: Wysockey, Thomas J.......................................33
Photo Gallery......................................................................44
Product Spotlight..............................................................12
Where are you planning to go?........................................22
Who’s in the News.............................................................13
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WorldWide Business Directory.............................10,11,12
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C&G
DIR
ENV
EXB
G&O
GEO
MIN
WTR
Aardvark Packers...............................................................28
Acker Drill Company.............................................................4
Allegheny Instruments........................................................41
America West Drilling Supply..............................................61
AMS, Inc.............................................................................25
Armstrong Machine Co., Inc. (AMCI)..................................16
Atlantic Screen & Manufacturing, Inc. (ASI)........................33
Baker Water Systems.........................................................22
Better Water Industries, Inc.................................................38
Bitco, Inc.............................................................................36
Bloom Mfg., Inc...................................................................21
Boshart Industries...............................................................34
California Groundwater Association (CGA) Convention........7
CONEXPO-CON/AGG
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Cotey Chemical Corp. (CCC)................................................8
Drilling Equipment Sales, Inc. (DES)....................................2
Drilling Supply & Mfg (DSM)...............................................39
DRILLMAX
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East West Machinery & Drilling….......……………..............37
Flomatic
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Foremost Industries............................................................47
GEFCO, Inc. (an Astec Industries Company).....................63
GeoPro, Inc.........................................................................44
Geoprobe Systems
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Geothermal Supply Company, Inc. (GSC)..........................36
Grundfos Pumps Corporation.............................................17
Hole Products.....................................................................29
Infinity Tool Manufacturing....................................................3
Jentech Drilling Supply, Inc.................................................46
KS Bit, Inc...........................................................................62
Merrill Mfg...........................................................................24
Mills Machine Company, Inc...............................................15
N&N Drilling Supply.............................................................31
Palmer Bit Company...........................................................20
Rockmore International.........................................................9
Seametrics..........................................................................26
SEMCO, Inc........................................................................30
SEMCO, Inc........................................................................64
Star Iron Works, Inc............................................................42
Star Iron Works, Inc............................................................43
T&T Carbide, Inc.................................................................32
TDH Manufacturing Inc.......................................................19
Throop Rock Bit Company..................................................23
Well-Vu, Inc.........................................................................45
Wyo-Ben, Inc......................................................................21
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Storkson, Britt: With Computers, Half a Loaf is not....31
To Infinity and Beyond - A History of Innovation........18
E-News Flash Readers Choice: Hemisphere Energy....28
Battersby, Mark E.: Drilling Into Money Not Boring..42
45 Years of Logging Wells.........................................19
Rasmussen, Tim: Water For Life International........38
Kwader, Thomas: Environmental Monitoring...........43
Kuebelbeck, Jim: Through the Back Door!..............24
Making History in South Dakota...........................41,46
Connor, Tim: Have You Looked in the Mirror Lately?...8
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White, Harold: Oil/Water Exploration.......................28
“Smith, Billy Bob”: The “Idiot’s” Corner..................21
Heisey Machine “Floats” 30 Years of Subs................45
Looking for an Inflatable Packer?..............................26
Wilson, Jr., Robert Evans: The Un-Comfort Zone II..36,44
Cotey Chemical Celebrates 70 Years of Success.....15
Wire, Jeremy: Tales from the Field..........................23
Ballard, Thomas: Notes from the Groundwater Guy..25
Family Legacy Continues for Over 70 Years...............30
Pro-Certified Product Specialists Since 1955.............34
East West Machinery & Drilling - Facilitating the Ind...37
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Caterpillar
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Cotey Chemical Corp........................15
East West Machinery & Drilling.........37
Frontier Logging Corp.......................19
Funk Mfg. (UP-Z-DAZY)....................46
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Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Joy Komatsu, Copper, and America’s First Gold Rush!
Heisey Machine Company.................45
Infinity Tool Mfg..................................18
Mills Machine Company....................14
QSP Packers.....................................26
SEMCO, Inc......................................30
Water For Life....................................38
RE: Jeremy Wire Article,The Missing
Wa t e r Well, page 16, July 2019
WWDR
Mr. Wire: Enjoyed your article. It
reminded me of the day I was trying to
locate an old well that was buried
somewhere in a farmstead yard. There
was a shallow well jet pump in the
basement, and one-inch poly heading
east through the basement wall. I had a
magnetic locator and sonde for a fish
tape, but decided to go with brute force
- my excavator.
The well was to be sealed and the
buildings demolished, so some shallow
exploratory digging to expose the dis-
turbed soil (color change) with my
excavator wasn’t a problem. What puz-
zled me is every six feet I would lose
the trail of the trench and then pick it up
about six feet later. I finally found the
buried wellhead under an old cotton-
wood tree about 100 feet from the
house. This was not exactly the first
place I would have looked. It became
clear the original installer had dug a
series of “graves” and bored between
them to install the water line. I love a
mystery.”
Terry Olson
North Dakota
[Jeremy’s reply] Terry:
Appreciate your response to my
musings on the “missing well” situation,
and your account of finding a well in a
totally unexpected place, and how you
went about locating it. This occurrence
is not uncommon; we had the situation
where we had located a well some
years ago for a new home, and recently
received a call from a new owner who
couldn't find the well. Based on our
records, we told him where we thought
it should be, and he found it . . . totally
concealed under a porch which had
been constructed over it in the mean-
time. Obviously, it had not been serv-
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Jeremy Wire
Celebrate
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Have You Looked
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by Tim Connor
Hindsight is 20/20, or so the experts have been
telling us for years. Since another year is speeding by,
why not spend a little time in reflection?
There is only one place you can impact the future
a
nd the past, and that's in the present. Yes, history can
be a relevant teacher, and the future can look either dim or bright, but at the
end of a day or year, your career or life - a significant thing which matters
are your memories.
Your memories are created in the present. Your skills are used in the
present, and your mistakes and successes are made in the present. So,
what does looking in the mirror have to do with your future success, happi-
ness, and inner peace? Everything.
When you look in the mirror for the symptoms of your failures or the
contributors of your success, be sure you are aware of your personal blind
spots and prejudices which could be coloring your opinions, views, attitudes,
and your ability to see reality clearly - and not the fake reality you are telling yourself exists or you want to, or hope will exist.
What should you be looking for in that mirror in your office or bathroom? Here are just a few of the many questions you
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Are you in touch with reality? Not yours, but “real” reality?
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These are just some of the basics. There are numerous other questions, issues, and circumstances that if viewed with
self-honesty and integrity, can lead you to a better understanding of yourself and the consequences of your personal behav-
iors and/or actions and decisions. Too many people - spouses, parents, employees, managers, customers, executives -
refuse to accept the responsibility for what is wrong in their organizations or relationships because blame is easier.
So what can you do to ensure you are always dealing in truth? I can't adequately answer this question in a short article,
but let me conclude with a fundamental
leadership and life question. Did any of
the above questions make you uncom-
fortable, or were you unable to answer
any of them honestly? How about one
more? When you have a problem,
issue, failure, or a set of negative cir-
cumstances in your organization, rela-
tionship, or life in general, do you look
outside yourself - or in the mirror for the
causes or contributors?
In His service,
Tim
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B2W Software, provider of heavy construction management software, announced its mobile app for
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The app allows contractors to use the electronic forms and reporting solution in offline, as well as online
modes. The company designed the new mobile app to address Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity not always
being available at jobsites or not being the most cost-effective approach.
Using the new B2W Inform mobile app, electronic forms for safety, inspections,
training, and an unlimited range of additional operational processes can be down-
loaded to a mobile device in advance, along with operational data such as employee,
job, and equipment lists. Forms can then be completed anytime, anywhere, in
the offline mode and synched back to B2W Inform for routing, submission, and reporting when a con-
nection is established.
Offline mobile software capabilities are especially valuable at mining, marine, underground, and remote
jobsites where Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity is frequently not available. Many contractors also prefer to use mobile devices
offline in urban areas, where overloaded networks can be slow and to minimize the cost of cellular data utilization or main-
taining Wi-Fi hotspots.
B2W Inform is a cloud-based solution that enables any contractor to create and manage customized electronic forms and
generate reports, dashboards, and alerts driven by the data within those forms.
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Solving Customer Problems
for Over a Century
Adapted from Information by Mills Machine Company
Very few companies survive 100 years in business. In fact, only about half of one percent of U.S. companies have survived
for a century, and even fewer family-owned businesses have survived that long. Of the millions of U.S. family-owned busi-
nesses, less than 1200 are over 110 years old and still under the same family ownership and operation. Mills Machine Company,
Inc. is one of these companies, and customers understand why.
1900s - 1920s: The company originated in Shawnee, Oklahoma, in 1908,
and was founded on the concept of turning customer problems into solu-
tions. It all began when W.H. Homer Mills recognized the need for a repair
shop in Shawnee, which at the turn of the 20th century, was a railway
crossroads with a growing industrial base. He opened his repair shop,
and as he developed a reputation for his mechanical abilities (in solving
problems) and his pride in customer service, the company grew.
1930s - 1940s: During the Oklahoma oil boom of the 1930s, Homer and
his sons Oscar and David found an opportunity to serve the growing seismic
and oil industries. The company grew by repairing drilling rigs and bits for
these industries. This also allowed Mills to transform its repair service into
a true manufacturing
operation and begin soliciting larger contracts. In 1947, the company com-
pleted the construction of its headquarters facility, which it still occupies.
1950s - 1960s: When the oil industry declined in the early 1950s, Mills
recognized a growing need in the water well industry as regional farmers
moved from dry land to irrigation farming. While helping farmers find a
solution for irrigation problems, Mills was able to make a major shift into
the water well industry. As part of this transition, the company began to
manufacture a larger array of drill bits and increased its service offering
in drilling rig and mud pump repair.
1970s - 1980s: After David Mills ac-
quired the company in the early 1970s,
Mills Machine soon achieved a new level of growth with larger corporate customers and
contracts. The company also began to venture into international markets. By 1979, Chuck
Mills joined the company and acquired ownership from his father in 1981. Throughout the
1980s, Mills achieved more growth, expanding into the directional drilling and blasthole
mining markets both domestically and internationally.
1990s - 2000s: Under the leadership of Chuck Mills, the business became a multimillion
dollar company. The Clean Water Act and the growing need for monitoring wells fueled
significant growth in the environmental and soil sampling industry. The company also
moved into the construction drilling and road boring sectors. New product development,
including hollow stem, solid flight, and hex bore
augers, the patented Mills Milclaw bit, along with the
ongoing expansion of custom product sales in sev-
eral international markets were important factors in
the continued growth.
2000 - 2010: In 2008, Mills Machine celebrated its
centennial anniversary. A downturn in the economy after the housing bust of 2009,
caused the company to embrace lean manufacturing practices, aggressive product de-
velopment, and marketing to survive. “The experience only made us better and more
resilient,” stated Chuck.
2010 - 2020: Since early 2017, the company has endured difficult steel tariffs and once
again risen to the challenge by keeping products competitive while continuing to offer
new designs and solutions for drilling problems. Although the company’s primary focus
is the water well and environmental industries, they are also targeting opportunities in
the geothermal and construction industries. In addition to domestic sales, Mills Machine
Company has exported products to over 75 foreign markets.
After more than 110 years of experience in developing earth drilling tools and acces-
sories, Mills Machine Company is still turning problems into solutions day by day. By listening
to customers and responding to their needs with the right products at a competitive price, Mills Machine has established a rep-
utation for service excellence and long-term business relationships.
David, Homer, and Oscar in 1946.
Homer proudly standing by his portable welder in 1935.
David and Chuck Mills.
WWDR photo of Chuck at the
2018 Groundwater Week event.
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Cotey Chemical Celebrates 70 Years of Success
A
dapted from Cotey Chemical Corporation
Cotey Chemical Corporation was founded in 1949, by Bradford J.
Cotey, Ph.D., in his garage in Lubbock,Texas. At the time, Brad worked for Dow
Chemical, stimulating oil wells to produce more oil. He started Cotey Chemical for the purpose of
stimulating water wells to produce more water. When Brad passed away suddenly of a heart attack in
1965, his good friend William D. Miller, Ph.D., head of the Geosciences Department at Texas Tech University
and consultant to Cotey Chemical, joined the company and assumed leadership. Bill took over the com-
pany as president and co-owner with Mildred Cotey. In June 1972, Bill passed away in the crash of a
light airplane with four other geologists over the border of New Mexico and Arizona. After the accident,
Kenneth James, director of sales at Cotey Chemical, took over as president and eventually full owner.
In 1995, Ken’s son-in-law, Kevin McGinnis, who joined the company in 1993 as an employee, eventually
became president and owner until the present.
Cotey Chemical aids the drilling industry by providing products the ordinary person
can use to maintain, develop, or sterilize all types of water wells. Some solutions include well rehabilitation,
well chlorination, preventative well maintenance, and well development products, such as dry acid and MUD-NOX
®
to remove obstructions. One of the newest products is WELL-CHLOR PLUS, designed to disinfect and sanitize
new and old wells and systems while controlling algae, fungi, and bacteria. Another is WELL CONDITIONER
to reduce corrosion, prevent scale formation, and extend the life of the water well and pump. Two other
unique products are LIQUID DESCALER, designed to remove biofilm and disolve mineral deposits in water
wells, and the J200/J400 tools and interchangeable cleaning brushes, used to clean a range of casing sizes.
The company also provides lab services to diagnose water well plugging problems.
Along with the United States’ agricultural, municipal, residential, and industrial needs, Cotey Chemical
markets products to other countries. In Central America, Cotey products are found in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and
El Salvador. In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates do business with Cotey. In the
Far East, Korea, Philippines, Japan, and Taiwan utilize Cotey products. In Europe, trading partners are Germany
and France.
Cotey has developed a leadership position in the industry by marketing superior products nationally and internationally,
by public and industry education, and through national advertising. With a customer centered focus, Cotey Chemical prides
itself on integrity and accountability, yielding a positive response from return customers. Active in the trade show circuit, the
company plans to attend at least nine shows during 2019. Mr. Cotey’s motto “Better Wells with Cotey Chemicals” is certainly
as true today as when it was first coined in 70 years ago.
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F
ounder, 1949
Brushes
and Descaler
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Genesis of the Cat
®
TH55 Oilfield Transmission
Adapted from Caterpillar
As the most powerful, longest lasting transmission avail-
able for well service, the Cat
®
| TH5
5
has a rather unusual history. Rodney
Harms, today a New Product Introduction (NPI) program manager for Cat articulated trucks,
was a design engineer on the Team that brought this oilfield transmission to market, as well
as the field follow engineer, helping to get the first 33 units running on hydraulic fracturing
rigs. His recollection takes us back almost two decades to the birth of the TH
5
5
.
Originally, during the late 1970s, Caterpillar manufactured a truck that incorporated the
predecessor of the TH
55. Horsepower and size continued to increase, and the TH55 evolved
for mining trucks. Early in the 2000s, a customer visiting the Caterpillar facility expressed a
desire for a transmission as good as a Cat engine. Caterpillar collaborated with, and supplied
parts to an external company that incorporated the core of a TH4
8
transmission from the 777
truck into a well service product. As this initially didn’t meet Caterpillar’s standards, they
bought the intellectual property and returned product development to Cat’s facility.
Caterpillar recognized shale drilling was increasing. Hydraulic fracturing operators wanted equipment that didn’t require
road permitting, and they needed more power, which challenged equipment weight. The Team decided to start fresh with a
bigger transmission and brought the TH
5
5
over from the 793 truck, where it had 3000-horsepower capability. As shale drilling
continued to predominate, most of the market migrated to 2500 horsepower.
Since those early days, the TH
55 hasn’t changed much except for small tweaks and improvements. The big difference be-
tween a mining truck and a hydraulic fracturing rig is how the operator shifts gears. Because hydraulic fracturing rigs do not
have the inertia required to help the transmission complete a shift, this would lead to catastrophe for the pump, clutches, break
shafts, or related parts.The Caterpillar Team, understanding application needs, developed clutch tuning to enable the TH55 to
shift extremely fast.
Those initial 33 TH
55 units kept running through the global financial meltdown and the Great Recession. Customers noticed
the durability, so in 2010, when the market exploded, those customers, wanting more power, turned to the TH55. Since then,
the company developed two models, the E70 and E90, both allowing for deeper gear ratios. The two look identical, but the
E70 is ideal for customers desiring the deepest first gear ratio, while the E90 provides more options for those who run in well
stimulation applications.
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5
-E70
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To Infinity and Beyond - A History of Innovation
Adapted from Infinity Tool MFG
Infinity Tool MFG in Benton,
Illinois, founded by Todd Taylor and Kenny Sentel,
prides itself with “Made in America” products designed with the
d
rilling professional in mind. A relatively young company with a
combined experience of over 100 years in the drilling industry,
their knowledgeable and dedicated Team knows the business and
are always happy to help. They are proud to deliver industry-leading
standards of manufacturing and innovation from their home in the
heart of the midwest.
Infinity produces rock drilling consumables and accessories.
The company has been designing and manufacturing PDC bits
since 2009, but they wanted to offer a solution for customers to
open the pilot hole to larger sizes using their existing rig. In 2012, Infinity launched a new PDC reamer concept as a solution,
one with a taper and spiral, drilling up to five times faster than traditional methods. Their unique design
earned an international patent in 2014. The company also custom makes PDC steering bits that are suited
to drilling for gas and oil, geothermal and water well construction, horizontal directional drilling, as well as
mining. Bit diameters range from 1-7/8 inches to 18 inches in a variety of cutters and optional back-out
cutters and jets. Drag bits are suited for drilling in sand, clay, or soft rock. These bits are manufactured with
tungsten carbide teeth to tackle bores with mixed ground conditions. One of their newest innovations is the
Big Flush PDC drill bit, which provides high volume drilling fluid at low pressures to give high performance
in softer drilling conditions. Designed specifically for soft sand and shale, the Big Flush is ideal for geothermal
and water well drilling.
Infinity has modernized the drilling industry’s bit choices by their progressive philosophy and teamwork. Because using a
PDC bit compared to conventional rock boring methods increases penetration
rates, this translates into both financial and mechanical benefits. Financial benefits
include faster project completion, fuel savings, and re-
duced labor costs per completed borehole. Mechanical
benefits include less stress on the drill rig due to less
torque required and less vibration on the drill rods,
no moving parts with PDC bits, and clean holes with a
consistent size. Infinity also manufactures push or pull body configuration, with reamers available
from 6 to 48 inches.
Infinity’s quality products are 100% designed and manufactured in Illinois for a worldwide market.
The company operates under a certified international quality standard ISO 9001:2015. Customers benefit by working with an
organization that follows an international standard, improving their service quality and making their clients a number one priority.
Infinity’s expert engineering and drafting Team designs and manu-
factures custom parts from even the most complex designs. At their
state-of-the-art facility, they offer computer numerically controlled
(CNC) cut threads, long hole boring (up to 80 inches), custom en-
graving, turning, and milling (both from 32-inch-diameter to 120 inches
long). Cable tool bits are available in flat faced designs, drop center
designs, or a design for soft rock. The Team also offers bit repair for
all makes and models of PDC bits and reamers with one of the
fastest turnaround times
in the industry. Using high-quality photos of customers’ worn bits, they offer estimates
the same day. Indeed, Infinity Tool’s excellence was noted when they were voted fi-
nalist in the annual Northeast Oil and Gas Awards for Manufacturer of the Year in
both 2017 and 2018.
In late 2018, Infinity expanded their manufacturing
facility to 45,000 square feet to allow production to keep
up with demand. As a result, the company added several
new machine tools, resulting in doubling manufacturing
capacity. Running most of the machines for “lights out manufacturing,” they reduce overall energy
costs. Manufacturing expense reduction translates to savings for customers as well as meeting
tight deadlines. Expansion and increased output of their facility has allowed the company to hire
more professionals in a range of departments, from sales all the way through upper management,
providing an increased level of service to clients. Continuing to work toward the future, they anticipate launching a variety of new
products by the end of the year. Infinity also continually improves their processes to ensure they identify all present customer
needs and assess future requirements because customer satisfaction is paramount.
Before
Infinity Tool Team
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45 Years of Logging Wells
Adapted from Information by Frontier Logging Corp.
Frontier Logging Corporation began in 1974, in Broomfield, Colorado, by Bill Linton and
Francis L. Weedon. It didn’t take long for Weedon to move the office back to his home state
o
f Oklahoma. In 1976, the Oklahoma City office opened and is still in operation today.
The new location led to the company expanding into seismic fault investigations and environmental well monitoring using
a special high-resolution gamma ray tool. The company focused on logging uranium, oil shale, and coal, as well as gas and
oil exploration and development.
By 1991, the partnership dissolved, and Weedon incorporated his business in Oklahoma, where he would continue to consult
and custom manufacture geophysical logging equipment. Weedon is always looking for ways to advance computer programs,
equipment, mapping, and technology to help drilling professionals and engineers in their quest to drill the best wells possible.
In 2006, at the age of 78, he started redesigning his primary well logging
tool. After extensive research and development, the new design combined
the Natural Gamma Ray (no radioactive source), Spontaneous Potential;
Point Resistance; 16-inch Short Normal Resistance; and 64-inch Long
Normal Resistance tools. These were assembled into one downhole tool,
allowing all the information to be gathered, recorded, and processed with
only one trip down the test hole, saving time while maintaining borehole in-
tegrity. With this tool, users can determine formation thickness, depths,
and porosity of water sands. It can also be used to detect high chlorides
and high radioactive zones.
Frontier Logging Corporation uses the latest in technology and instru-
mentation in the field with onboard computers (PC compatible), as well as
digital and analog recordings. The company also designs and manufactures
its own logging units and most of the surface instruments along with special
downhole probes for water and environmental monitoring wells.
In addition to being a pioneer in methods and tools used to identify,
isolate, and remove dangerous levels of radiation and arsenic from water wells, Weedon volunteers to share his knowledge and
experience with others in the industry. His continued goal is to protect one of our most cherished natural resources - groundwater.
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The
“Idiots”
Corner
by “Billy Bob
S
mith”
I don’t know about you, but I am so
tired of misleading advertising, extrava-
gant promises, and idiotic, stupid com-
mercials that say whatever they think
they need to, to try and get our business.
I’m not going to mention any names as
I don’t want to get myself or the staff in
trouble, but I’m sure you will recognize
some of these. Also, let me say: Every one of these has been used multiple times in the recent past on TV, radio, or in print.
Here we go . . .
;
“Get paid twice as fast.” Can you guarantee that?
;
“We all love video doorbells.” Does that mean no one doesn’t like them? Come on, saying “we all” is a bit out there!
;
“I am a customer of theirs for life.” Really? What if they go out of business, change their requirements, or ___?
;
“Your privacy is 100% protected.” I’m not even going to give this one any energy!
;
“Your security and safety are our number one concern.” Well, I have to tell you from personal experience with your or-
ganization, this is nowhere close to the truth.
;
“The new ____ is the most exotic ____ on the market today.” Sorry folks - not even close.
Had enough or would you like a few more? Trust me, I could go on for pages with this garbage. How about a few special
words used: “deluxe” (exactly what is deluxe), “always & never” (seriously), “low fat” (it wasn’t for me), “lose ____ in so many
days” (I didn’t come close), “We guarantee 9 out of 10 people will ____.” (are you sure?).
;
____ will find all your classmates.” Yeah, right.
;
“This ____ cream will make you look 30 years younger.” Didn’t make me look a day younger!
;
“If you are experiencing ____, this is guaranteed to make you ____ again.” I’m not going there with this one. You figure
it out!
Why can advertisers/commercials lie and get away with this stuff? - i.e. “Our product is the best on the market.” Why isn't
this garbage against the law?
Okay, one more I want to get off my
chest before I say adios: “This will make
you live longer.” So that means I’ll get to
be exposed to more of your stuff for
more years - thanks a lot!
If you have any stupid examples
you would like to share that make you a
crazy person . . . go for it, dude!
Billy Bob
Contact him via e-mail to michele@
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“If you always tell the truth, you don’t have to
remember what you said.”
~Mark Twain
“I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.”
~
Al Pacino
November Issue
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Join your peers at ICUEE (International Construction &
Utility Equipment Expo) at the Kentucky Exposition Center in
Louisville, Kentucky, October 1-3, 2019. View the latest prod-
ucts and technologies from over 1000 equipment manufac-
t
urers and service providers at this 28-acre site. Learn about new developments in personal protective
equipment and other safety innovations. There are also convenient and relevant education sessions in
a variety of formats, such as field classrooms which utilize the trade show floor for explanations, and
eat-and-learn workshops where food is provided during the seminar.
Get all the details at www.icuee.com
Celebrate 71 years of the California Groundwater Association, October 17-19, 2019, at the Grand
Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. The event starts Thursday with a golf outing for those not
attending the seminar by the Nevada Division of Water Resources. More education sessions follow on top-
ics like well disinfection, safety in confined spaces, and the basics of E-logging. The bowling meet and
greet and Texas hold’em tournament are in the evening.
The McEllhiney Lecture, legal updates, and general membership meeting is Friday morning. Trade
show industry exhibits are set to open 12:00-4:30 p.m., followed by the manufacturer and supplier meeting
and past presidents meeting. The reception, silent auction, and annual banquet with comedians and live auction start at
6:00 p.m.
Saturday’s schedule includes more education opportunities along with the auxiliary program and luncheon 11:15 a.m.-
2:00 p.m.
View the schedule of events at www.groundh2o.org
Where are you planning to go?
How about including these shows:
Jo
in WWD
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See more events at www.worldwidedrillingresource.com online issue.
Enjoy your monthly pub so much.
Don't change a thing!
Cheers,
Shep
New York
Tales from the Field
by Jeremy C. Wire
G
eoconsultants, Inc.
Water Wells in Earthquake Country
The recent pair of magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes that rocked Southern California, once more
focuses our attention on these destructive events, after a period of relatively low earthquake activity in
the region. Surface damage, which occurred in recent events, is shown in the news media, but little atten-
tion is devoted to water facilities, except maybe in videos showing waves of sloshing water overflowing swimming pools. How-
ever, water wells and related infrastructure can sustain significant damage from ground shaking during a large magnitude
e
arthquake. An earlier “Tales” (Two Water Wells and an Earthquake, November 2018
W
WDR
)
related the effect on two deep
wells at least 80 miles from an earthquake epicenter, resulting in the collapse of the bottom open hole section of one of the
wells, but caused absolutely no damage to the nearly identical well relatively close by.
Other examples of damage to wells and infrastructure from a strong earthquake were associated with the magnitude 7.1
Loma Prieta earthquake, which hit the San Francisco Bay area in October 1989. On a local ridge occupied by country homes a
few miles north of the epicenter, domestic
water wells and tanks were particularly
affected by the energy of the shaking along
the crest. The bottom sections of some
partially empty steel tanks were compressed
in wrinkles much like an accordion; other
poly tanks were thrown off their founda-
tions and rolled down nearby slopes into
neighboring properties, to be retrieved by
their owners. Most domestic wells with PVC
casings were damaged, with submersible
pumps parting from their drop pipes and
safety cables then dropping to the bot-
tom of the well, in some cases never to be
retrieved again. Concurrently, water lev-
els dropped in many wells because of the
opening and extension of fractures in
the bedrock underlying the ridge. Springs
appeared lower down on the flank of the
ridge where none had existed before. In
several cases, it took many months for
water levels to recover anywhere near
the pre-earthquake levels.
In a lowland area, further removed
from the epicenter, a test hole over 1000
feet deep had just been reamed to a
diameter of 26 inches in unconsolidated
materials and was waiting to be cased.
We felt for sure the borehole had col-
lapsed during the strong shaking and
aftershocks that occurred in the area.
However, the next day the drill operator
was able to trip back into the borehole to
total depth, as if nothing had happened.
The occurrence of damage during
strong shaking can vary, depending on
local subsurface conditions. Considering
the most recent events, it will be inter-
esting to learn of any reported damage
to wells and related infrastructure caused
by the strong shaking and aftershocks
which affected Southern California.
Jeremy michele@
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Through the Back Door!
by Jim Kuebelbeck
Lakota Peak
As water dowsers, my wife Carol and I have encountered
our share of surprising experiences. A few years ago, the
owner of a Christmas tree farm in central Minnesota needed
an additional water supply for his expanding operation. Using
our dowsing methods, we were able to locate a great groundwater supply in an
area where such supplies are difficult to locate by drilling at random.
A few months ago, this same man asked us to locate another groundwater
source on adjacent property he had purchased. Again, we were able to success-
fully locate a sufficient water supply for his growing business. He then asked if we
would be willing to travel to the Black Hills of South Dakota, sometime in the future
and try to locate a water supply on property he owned near the Crazy Horse
Memorial. He heard we had located a great water supply for the Crazy Horse
Memorial some time ago and wondered if we might be able to do the same on the
550 acres he owned in the Black Hills. We asked where the property was located,
and he said his property was on Lakota Peak. (In hindsight, we wish he had
emphasized the word “peak”.) He told us there was once a fire lookout tower on
one of the high ridges, and the remains of part of a concrete shelter were still on-
site. Because we were going to visit Crazy Horse again this spring, we agreed to
try to locate a water supply on the property.
So we traveled to South Dakota, and at our first opportunity, we managed to
locate his property, which was no small feat in itself with the directions we had
been given. Arriving at the entrance to the property (which consisted of strings of
rusted barbed wire), we discovered what appeared to be a cattle path of sorts
going up the “mountain” - without any evidence of any vehicle travel! Carol's first
words were, “Are you kidding me? We are going to do this? This is crazy. This is
no road. We can't do this. Why did we take this job?”
I told her as long as we came this far, we should at least give it a try. Had there
been any recent rain, I would have turned around immediately and not even made
any attempt to try following this cow trail up the steep terrain. I told Carol I'd put
our pickup in four-wheel drive, go as far as possible, and then make a decision if
we could continue.
The only sign of any recent travel on this path was the evidence left behind by
the many cattle we encountered, which did little to help the traction of the tires.
After encountering the many steep switchbacks on this narrow cattle trail (with
Carol becoming increasingly quiet at every turn), we managed to arrive at a point
a couple of thousand feet from the peak where further travel was impossible. By
this time, Carol was ready for me to somehow get turned around and head right
back down the mountain. I said to her, “We made it this far, so let's do this. Maybe
in a few days we'll just remember this as another one of our many interesting expe-
riences.” (I will not put into writing what she said in response.)
Some hours later, we did manage to discover two sites where we believed a
satisfactory water supply could be encountered. I'll have to admit, very little con-
versation was exchanged between Carol and the driver of our pickup as we slowly,
slowly made our way back down the mountain. Her first (very loud) words as I
closed the rusted cattle gate behind us as we left the property were: “The next
thing you are going to do is find a car wash and get the bottom of this pickup
washed off.” As for me, I thought it best not to say anything more until we were
some miles down the road!
The statements and comments in this article are based on information and ref-
erences believed to be true and factual
. If you have any questions or comments,
please forward them to me in care of WWDR.
Jim
Jim Kuebelbeck may be contacted via e-mail to
michele@worldwidedrillingresource.com
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Notes from the Groundwater Guy
by Thomas E. Ballard, P.G., C.H.G.
Southeast Hydrogeology, PLLC
Wait ~ Don’t Just File the Data Away!
Oftentimes, well data such as laboratory analytical reports, specific capacity, and water levels are
viewed as something to be glanced at when they are collected to see if there are any immediate issues.
Then it is filed away, never to be looked at again. Instead of dumping it into the file cabinet, the best use
of data collection is to format it to compare changes over time. Whether it is in a handwritten table or
spreadsheet that calculates trend graphs, the collected data is most useful when put into a form to track changes in a well
over time. This usually means tracking data trends using charts and graphs. Graphing data using a spreadsheet is relatively
easy, and it presents a powerful visual which can be useful in determining the status of a well and in planning for optimal re-
habilitation schedules and maintenance.
While most of the useful data for a comparative analysis is likely being collected as part of a normal compliance and man-
agement program, biological issues are an area which does not get monitored on a regular basis, other than for coliform tests.
Yet many well problems are related to
bacterial populations in the well, includ-
ing obvious things like biofouling due to
iron-related bacteria, but also mineral
incrustations which can be produced or
enhanced by biological activity in the
well. At a minimum, well owners should
add annual BART (biological activity
reaction tests) for iron-related bacteria,
sulfur-reducing bacteria, and slime for-
mers, along with ATP (adenosine
triphosphate) tests for total bacterial
count in the well. Trends in these
parameters can indicate problems are
developing, before they become critical
(read this as expensive) issues.
This data analysis is most powerful
when establishing baseline conditions -
usually after a complete well rehabilitation
or new well testing - to allow comparison
of the changes over time. Oftentimes, a
well rehab will “reset” the condition of
the well and establish new baseline
conditions to compare to, moving for-
ward.
Plotting trends over time in chemi-
cal, physical, and biological parameters
to analyze changes in well conditions,
which could act as an early warning sig-
nal for developing well problems, pro-
vides the maximum benefit from the
data already collected, with very little
extra effort. When it comes to prevent-
ing unforeseen problems, it is well
worth the effort.
Tom
Tom Ballard may be contacted
via e-mail to michele@
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Looking for an Inflatable Packer?
Adapted from Information by QSP Packers, LLC
Mark Hartley and Ron Roland had worked together in the inflatable packer industry for
nearly 20 years before they decided to venture out as partners with their own company, QSP
Packers, LLC, in 2005. Based in Washington, this duo uses
their extensive knowledge of inflatable packers to provide customers with great quality, serv-
ice, and pricing (QSP).
The company manufactures and supplies a complete range of inflatable packers for the
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nvironmental, mining, geotechnical, founda-
tions, and water well industries. Used through-
out North America and around the world,
most of their inflatable packers contain in-
flatable BIMBAR elements, which includes
two layers of steel cables embedded in natural
rubber.
All QSP packers are designed modu-
larly to provide customers with reliable and
easy operation, while also being field re-
pairable. The company also offers next-day
shipping for most parts. Best of all, QSP
Packers can custom design a system spe-
cific to your company’s particular needs.
In addition to inflatable, wireline, and mechanical packers, the company
also offers a complete line of accessories including water test kits, high-pressure nylon tubing, brass and steel fittings, as well
as o-rings and seals.
Nearly 15 years later, the company is still going strong and working hard to uphold their commitment of offering customers
packers with exceptional Quality, Service, and Pricing!
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International Foundations Congress and
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Oil/Water Exploration
by Harold White
I was just talking to my friend Jereal in Kentucky. He does radiometrics oil and water detecting. He
was working with another guy, hydraulically fracturing an oil well.
I told him when I was drilling oil wells there back in the old days, I would ask the different drilling
contractors what they had encountered that day. Some would say all they hit was an ocean of salt
water. I asked Jereal if they still say that. He said yes, and they talk like they really do think they hit the
ocean. He heard of a company that hit an ocean of salt in the Knox Formation over by Columbia.
I am interested in knowing more about the Knox Formation, the direction it lays, the possible flow it has, the exact depth,
etc. He said all that information can be found by walking over it.
The salt water there is a salt creek,
the same as all the others. If someone drills
a good oil well too close to one of these
salt creeks and the creek finds a leak to the
oil, there will be saltwater intrusion - any-
where in the world. Saltwater intrusion is
most visible by the ocean during the incom-
ing tide. The ocean comes in against the
river until high tide, and then the river
water is above the incoming power of the
tide. The river at this point is not affected.
Underground creeks from a high
elevation can run into the ocean at great
depths with no saltwater intrusion because
the pressure of the creek is greater.
Freshwater plants dont like salt water,
so that may be part of the reason for the
rain cycle. The rain is fresh, absorbs the
salt, and takes it to the ocean.
Harold michele@
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Hemisphere Energy Commences
2019 Drill Program
Adapted from Information by Hemisphere Energy Corporation
Hemisphere Energy Corporation has started its 2019 drilling program in southern Alberta,
Canada, with plans to drill up to 16 wells in the Atlee Buffalo area during the year.
In 2019, Hemisphere is committed to taking a measured approach to capital spending
as it balances annual growth in production, reserves, and cash flow with commodity price
volatility and corporate debt. They will continue monitoring oil and Western Canadian Select
differential pricing throughout the
program, and adjust drilling if required.
The company completed drilling the first well of the program, and
is drilling the second horizontal well targeting the Glauconitic sand-
stones of the Mannville Group. The first horizontal well encountered
over 2460 feet of oil pay and is awaiting completion and tie-in operations
with production.
The property has two oil pools, F pool and G pool. Both pool facilities
were expanded in 2018 to enhance water separtion and increase pro-
duction. Additional facility upgrades to the G pool battery are currently
underway. The number of producing oil wells is expected to increase from 8 to 19 after this drilling program. Hemisphere currently
has six water injectors in the G pool, and plans to drill one dedicated water injector as part of this program.
Based on field estimates from June, corporate production was approximately 1445 barrels of oil equivalent a day.
Editor’s Note: In between our print issues, the WWDR Team prepares an electronic newsletter called E-News Flash.
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In Memoriam
Christopher Cline “The King of Coal”
July 5, 1958 ~ July 4, 2019
The King of Coal has been laid to rest after a tragic helicopter accident on July 4th. Although
he was a billionaire, he never forgot his upbringing in the West Virginia coal mines.
He was born in Isaban, West Virginia, July 5, 1958. At six-years-old, his father would pay
him to fill bags with dirt, which would be used to pack explosives at the coal mine. When
the front porch collapsed, it was obvious young Chris had been getting the dirt from under
the house. “It taught me the importance of engineering roof supports,” he later explained.
Much of his childhood was spent underground, and he would follow in the footsteps of
his father and grandfather who were both coal miners. He began working as an underground
coal miner in southern West Virginia in 1980, at the age of 22. He left Marshall University early to help his father in his mine
and quickly moved into management.
He borrowed money to buy the company's first continuous miner, which at the time, was an innovative improvement to
coal production. He worked 16-hour shifts, seven days a week, month after month leading his crew, to pay it off. His big break
came when he was able to buy an unprofitable mine for $1 million, improve its performance, and flip it for $17 million. His coal
enterprises took him from Appalachia to Illinois and Canada. He was ahead of his time in anticipating the market for coal.
While he understood those who opposed using coal, he was passionate about people deserving the most affordable energy.
Chris was also a very generous man. He created the Cline Family Foundation in 2009, to provide college scholarships to
enterprising young West Virginians. The Cline Family Foundation gave millions to West Virginia University; Marshall University;
Place of Hope, a foster care and adoption organization; Peacehaven Community Farm, a home for disabled adults; orphanages
in West Virginia and Haiti; Save the Children; humanitarian aid organizations in Tanzania; churches; and the Raleigh County
YMCA. He helped many needy individuals, oftentimes only the recipients knew the details of his personal acts of private charity.
His helicopter was heading to Fort Lauderdale from the Bahamas when it was found submerged in the Atlantic. Unfortunately,
his daughter Kameron, along with five others, also perished in the crash. Chris is survived by his daughter Candice Cline
Kenan (James); sons Christopher and Alex; and brothers Greg Cline and Kenneth Cline.
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Family Legacy Continues for Over 70 Years
Adapted from Information by SEMCO, Inc.
T
he history of the SEMCO Pump Hoist dates back a few years, before the business was
known as SEMCO, Inc. That’s when John Sutphin Sr. moved his family from California to
Colorado, and began his family’s legacy with Sutphin’s Electric Motor Works. In 1948, John Sr.
started a small electric motor shop in Lamar, Colorado, on North Fifth Street. John Sr., along
with his wife Floris and sons Bob and John Jr., ran the business
as a family. Floris and their sons, at the young ages of nine and
ten, would help rewind the motors for repair. Years passed, and
the business continued.
Around 1968, a grown John Jr. was living in Wyoming, and
had started a family of his own. When he learned his parents
were unable to run the business anymore, he made the decision
to move back to Lamar and purchase the business from his par-
ents. He eventually built a new shop on Main Street in the early
1970s and spent a few years there running Lamar Pump Supply.
John Jr. eventually moved his motor shop out to the pres-
ent-day location on Highway 50, where the business began to
expand. The first SEMCO Pump Hoist was actually built in 1969, and since then,
the company has built well over 2000 units. Some original pump hoists are still in
working condition. Occasionally, the SEMCO Team will get a call from a customer
with an older serial number, and they
really enjoy hearing how these hoists
are still operational. Since the first hoist
was built, there have been a lot of changes
with engineering. SEMCO has a simple
design which makes operating and serv-
icing easy for customers. Not only are
SEMCO Pump Hoists sold within the
continental U.S. and Canada, there are
also several in Alaska and Hawaii, as well as in Africa, Australia, South America,
and Central America. The largest order placed was sent to Ethiopia, a grand total of
13 pump hoists.
Currently, SEMCO Pump Hoist is manufacturing several models, ten to be
exact. In 2018, the high demand for a larger pump hoist moved the company to cre-
ate just that, the S35,000. The first S35,000 was built in August of 2018, and was
shipped to Santiago, Chile. Another was displayed at the National Ground Water
Expo in December of 2018, and was sold to a frequent customer from Texas.
The company also offers well pulling
tools: pipe elevators, pipe holders, fishing
tools, surge blocks, and hydrorenches.
History continues to be made every
day at SEMCO as the company continues
to seek out new ways to provide drilling
professionals with high-quality tools and
equipment.
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ohn, Sr. photgraphed as
he leaned against the truck.
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Week 2018.
WWDR captured this great photo of John Jr.,
John III, and John IV.
The S35,000 is the newest model of SEMCO pump hoist.
719-336-9006
semcopumphoist@gmail.com
SEMCOofLamar.com
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With Computers, Half a Loaf is Often not Better than None
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y Britt Storkson
Owner, P2FlowLLC
Just about everyone nowadays has had a run-in with those automated phone call routers. You know,
the computer-generated female voice that keeps saying “I’m sorry I didn’t hear that” over and over again,
even when you are yelling into the phone. The fact is, the computer heard what you were saying, it just
didn’t understand what you were saying. The software did not compute.
This is a classic example of a computer that works, but doesn’t work in total. To that I would say: If the
computer does not perform satisfactorily under all conditions it is expected to manage, then why have it? To apply this concept
to other areas: What if this computer was flying the airplane you are on? What if there was something it couldn’t handle? What
would it do then? Most of the time, the software is programmed to hand control back to the operator (the pilot in this case), but
what if the pilot is distracted or incapacitated? Most self-driving cars are programmed to “hand off” control to the operator if it
encounters something it can’t handle, and this has resulted in at least one pedestrian death.
In some applications, computer intervention is patently undesirable and can even present safety hazards. Nowadays, it is
rare to place a phone call without first having to deal with a computer before you are connected with the person you need to
talk to. I don’t know what it costs to hire someone to answer the phone, but it can’t be too expensive to have a human answer
the phone. What’s so problematic about a cheerful human voice greeting you when you call a company? We’re talking about
an intangible here that money cannot buy: Building trust with a positive first impression, kind of like super neighbors who are
always there when you need them.
Another example of computer inadequacy is job application software. You upload your résumé and the software “scans”
it and fills in the blanks on an application. This would be fine, except the software is far from perfect, and you always have to
go back and make a number of corrections. Of course, it’s the applicant’s time wasted here, not the company making the job
offer. Here the computer intervention costs more time than it saves. How can something which costs time and money (the
initial software purchase price) be justified as a wise purchase?
Perhaps it’s the aura of “computerization” at work. The idea that computerization makes everything better. Computerization
makes some things better, but not everything. In fact, computer misapplication or flawed implementation can be far worse than
no computer at all. Nothing is perfect and most of us understand this, but with a problem computer, the problem gets replicated
over and over again, and it can present a real problem.
Britt Britt Storkson may be contacted via e-mail to michele@worldwidedrillingresource.com
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In Memoriam
Everett Lawrence “Larry” Coffelt (1953~2019)
The Arizona Water Well Association (AZWWA) was very saddened to hear of the passing of Everett
Lawrence “Larry” Coffelt on July 12, 2019. Larry was originally from Oklahoma and traveled with his work
as a surveyor, welder, and crew chief for several companies like Brown & Root Industrial Services and
Western Pacific. Along the way, Larry came across an opportunity to work at Trammel Brothers Drilling,
and decided the water well industry was where he wanted to be. In 1985, he purchased the company,
renaming it Quest Enterprises, Inc., based in Springerville, Arizona.
For many years, he had been active with the AZWWA, serving several positions on the Board of Directors, including Past
President. During that time, he also served on the Board of Directors for the Mountain States Groundwater Expo, held annually
in Laughlin, Nevada.
Larry is survived by his wife Belinda; children Katrina (David), Levi (Siobhan), Justin (Katelyn), and Nicolas; grandchildren
Sierra, Daniel, Timothy, Emma, Peyton, Audrey, and Logan; and countless friends.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held Friday, July, 19, 2019, at the Community Presbyterian Church in
Springerville, where several family members and friends shared stories about their times spent with Larry. With his sense of
humor, work ethics, and community involvement, he will be missed by many.
Thomas J. Wysockey (1931~2019)
Thomas J. Wysockey, 88, passed away July 9, 2019. He was chairman emeritus of Thatcher Foundations,
Inc. where he was well-known for his integrity, ingenuity, commitment to safety, and sense of humor.
A 1953 graduate of The Citadel with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, he joined
Thatcher in 1957, after a stint in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a board member of the American
Subcontractors Association, director of the Builders Association and Chicagoland Construction Safety
Council, trustee of the Construction Advancement Foundation and the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI),
and president of the Industrial Contractors and Builders Association of Indiana and Pile Driving Contractors
Association. The DFI awards two annual scholarships in his name for undergraduate
study, and he will be the recipient of the 2019 DFI Legends Award in Construction.
He enjoyed golf and was an avid sailor, both competitively and for pleasure,
sailing all over the world. He also piloted his own 522PN airplane.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 58 years, Simonne; children Simonne, John
(Rebecca), Kathryn (Doug), and Michael (Tracy); and grandchildren Kat (Matt),
Colton, Makenna, Weston, Zara, Margeaux, Tommy, Violet, Isabel, Soren, Harry,
Suzy, Beau, and Livy. He was an admired uncle, cousin, and friend.
James S. “Jim” Barbera (1940~2019)
James S. “Jim” Barbera, 79, passed away July 8, 2019. He
was a graduate of Timken Vocational High School, in Canton,
Ohio, and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army. After
retiring from the Canton City Police Department in 1974, he
worked for American Augers. In 1989, he started his own com-
pany, Barbco, Inc., which became a worldwide manufacturer of
auger boring machines, directional drills, and advanced tun-
nelling equipment. His contributions to the trenchless industry
impacted many individuals prior to his retiring ten years ago.
In 2018, the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) of Louisiana Tech University
honored Jim and his brother Leo with the TTC Life Time Achievement Award. In addition,
TTC is honoring the past while investing in the future by constructing the Barbera
Education, Research, and Training (BERT) facility.
Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Frances; children James (Janet),
Christina (Dana), Anthony (Terry), and David (Jenny); 12 grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; brothers Mike (Carol) and Leo (Marcia), and sister Josephine.
The management and staff of
WWDR extend their condolences to the family,
friends, and former colleagues of these industry gentlemen.
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Information Provided by Boshart Industries
Boshart has been developing Pro-Certified Plumbing and Water Well accessory products since
1955. Consistently delivering quality products is a direct result of being in their customer's shoes.
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Alberta Water Well Drilling Association
Tel: 780 - 386 - 233 5
awwda@xplornet.com
A
rizona Water Well Association
admin@azwwa.org
www.azwwa.org
Black Hills Chapter of the ISEE
President: Doug Hoy
www.bitwconference.org
British Columbia Ground Water Assn.
Tel: 604 - 530 - 893 4
secretary@bcgwa.org www.bcgwa.org
California Groundwater Association
Tel: 916 - 231 - 213 4 F ax: 614 - 898 - 779 1
www.groundh2o.org
Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association
Tel: 727 - 577 - 500 4
matthew@csda.org
www.csda.org
Empire State Water Well Drillers Assn.
Tel: 315 - 339 - 896 0 F ax: 315 - 339 - 896 0
sue@nywelldriller.org
www.nywelldriller.org
Florida Ground Water Association
850-205-5641 Fax: 850-222-3019
djessup@executiveoffice.org
www.fgwa.org
Indiana Ground Water Assn.
Tel: 888 - 443 - 733 0 F ax: 765 - 231 - 443 0
ingroundwater@gmail.com
www.indianagroundwater.org
Iowa Geothermal Association
Tel: 515 - 224 - 646 9
info@iowageothermal.org
www.iowageothermal.org
Kentucky Groundwater Association
Tel: 606 - 523 - 121 5 F ax: 866 - 896 - 018 4
www.kygwa.org
Louisiana Ground Water Association
Tel: 225 - 744 - 455 4
www.lgwa.org
Michigan Ground Water Association
Tel: 855 - 225 - 649 2 F ax: 614 - 898 - 778 6
www.michigangroundwater.com
Minnesota Water Well Association
Tel: 800 - 332 - 210 4
www.mwwa.org
Missouri Water Well Association
Tel: 314 - 974 - 699 2
Mwwa.MoWaterWellAssociation@yahoo.com
Montana Water Well Drillers Association
Tel: 406 - 686 - 316 8
www.mwwda.org
National Drilling Association
Tel: 877 - 632 - 474 8
Fax: 216-803-9900
www.nda4u.com
National Ground Water Association
Tel: 800 - 551 - 737 9 F ax: 614 - 898 - 778 6
www.ngwa.org
Nebraska Well Driller Association
Tel: 402 - 476 - 016 2
lee@h2oboy.net
www.nebraskawelldrillers.org
New Jersey Ground Water Association
barbemor@gmail.com www.njgwa.org
North Carolina Ground Water Assn.
Tel: 919 - 876 - 068 7 e lai n e@e x ecm a n.n e t
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North Dakota Well Drillers Association
Tel: 701 - 567 - 412 6
ndwda@outlook.com • www.ndwda.com
Northern Plains Chapter of the ISEE
President: Billy Obermire
Tel: 307 - 689 - 005 0
www.bitwconference.org
Ohio Water Well Association, Inc.
Tel: 937 - 278 - 030 8 F ax: 937 - 278 - 031 7
www.ohiowaterwell.org
Oklahoma Ground Water Association
Tel: 405 - 209 - 648 2
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Ontario Groundwater Association
Tel: 519 - 245 - 719 4 F ax: 519 - 245 - 719 6
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Pennsylvania Ground Water Association
Tel: 814 - 553 - 388 3
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Shallow Exploration Drillers Clinic
Tel: 402 - 472 - 755 0
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South Carolina Ground Water Association
Tel: 803 - 356 - 680 9 F ax: 803 - 356 - 682 6
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South Dakota Well Drillers Association
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Tel: 601 - 276 - 373 8
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Tenn e sse e Wa t er We l l A sso c iat i on
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Texa s A l lia n ce of E ner g y P r odu c ers
Tel: 940 - 723 - 413 1 F ax: 940 - 723 - 413 2
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Texa s Gr o und Wat e r A sso c iat ion
Tel: 512 - 472 - 743 7 F ax: 512 - 472 - 053 7
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Utah Ground Water Association
Tel: 801 - 541 - 725 9
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Vermont Ground Water Association
Ken White, President: 802-738-8400
kwhite.vaw@gmail.com
Margaret Laggis, Executive Secretary
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Virginia Water Well Association
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The Un-Comfort Zone II
by Robert Evans Wilson, Jr.
You Deserve this, but You’ll have to Fight for it
It was my second speeding ticket in two days. Working
as a traveling salesman, I was driving from Georgia to South
Carolina. I had planned to reach my destination with time to
spare by setting my cruise control and driving the speed
limit. When I explained to the patrol officer it was the second
time I was pulled over for driving ten miles over the limit and I left my car running
so he could look at the dashboard to see I wasn’t lying, he refused to look, saying
his radar gun showed I was speeding and I
could appear in court if I wanted to argue it.
I determined there must be a problem with
either my car’s speedometer or cruise control
system, so I took it to a mechanic who special-
ized in speedometer calibration. After his
examination of my car, the mechanic provided
me with a notarized Speedometer Calibration
Certificate. I went all the way back to South
Carolina with the certification so the judge could see the evidence. I told the judge
in detail about my setting the cruise control to 55 miles per hour, and according to
the speedometer examination, my car was off by five miles per hour. Consequently,
I was unknowingly and unintentionally driving 60 miles per hour. I explained I only
broke the law by accident and had since rectified the situation, so I would like to be
found not guilty.
Without hesitation he replied, “So you just admitted to driving five miles an
hour over the speed limit. That’s still speeding. We’ll split the difference and only
charge you half the fine. Guilty. Next case.”
My jaw dropped, and in that moment -
30 years ago - I realized there was no
justice to be had in that court; their only
goal was revenue collection.
The concept of justice has been on my mind quite a bit lately. It’s something
which has been important to me most of my life. I remember standing up and put-
ting my hand over my heart every morning when I was in school to recite the
Pledge of Allegiance. But it was the final phrase that really resonated with me: with
liberty and justice for all. I was living in a nation which stood for justice - for every-
one! I believe those words were so meaningful to me because I had been bullied
as a child. As a result, I have had a great deal of empathy for people who have
been bullied. Not just kids, but anyone who is beaten down or taken advantage of
by someone who has power over them, whether it is physical strength, wealth, or
the law. I was proud of my country for
representing this virtue, but now I’m not
so sure it does.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
defines justice as the quality of being
just, impartial, or fair (it defines just as
being what is merited: deserved). I have
always thought of justice as simply as
everyone playing by the same rules.
Today, we have corporations which
pay politicians to write laws favoring
them. Government taxes us on so many
things it threatens our very survival. We have a private banking system which is
able to rob us by inflating our currency. Civil Forfeiture laws allow municipalities to
steal property from people without due process of law. The U.S. Supreme Court
reinterpreted the Constitution to allow municipalities to steal land through eminent
domain for private purposes. Police brutalize citizens with impunity. People are
jailed for consuming certain plants. I could go on, but it seems if you
are rich enough and powerful enough,
the rules don’t apply to you. When the
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www.geothermalsupply.com
“There may be times when we are
powerless to prevent injustice, but there
must never be a time when we fail to
protest.”
~Eli Weasel
“Justice will not be served until those
who are unaffected are as outraged as
those who are.”
~Benjamin Franklin
I have really enjoyed, and di-
gested information, for the years it
has come to my house. I turn first
to Tim Rasmussen for an update.
Thank you again for an interesting
and informative publication.
Robert McDowell, Jr.
Broken Arrow, OK
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East West Machinery & Drilling - Facilitating the Industry
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dapted from East West Machinery & Drilling
East West Machinery Exporting, Inc.,
family owned and operated in California and Pennsylvania,
was founded in 1987, by Steve and Georgeanne Xagorarakis. East West
Machinery & Drilling (EWMD) was estab-
lished as a division under East West Machinery
Exporting, Inc. in 2006.
Opening their Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
facility in 2000, EWMD decided to update to
serve their customers more effectively.
They upgraded with major renovations from 2007 through 2010. In early 2016, the owners
invested more working capital to purchase more inventory and neighboring property for future growth. They added more em-
ployees and service trucks for on- and off-site repairs and services. EWMD supplies most models of used, remanufactured,
and new drill rigs and tooling; engines; air compressors; mud pumps; parts; and support equipment for the global drilling market.
Their Pennsylvania facility is viewable online, demonstrating the large service yard full of inventory. They have 14 impres-
sive service bays with a professional wash booth, paint booth, large warehouse, and storage stocked with inventory. Highly trained,
experienced technicians completely remanufacture, repair, serv-
ice, and fabricate drill rigs, engines, air compressors, mud pumps,
hydraulic cylinders, pumps, motors, hoses, drill towers, power
heads, and other related drilling and construction parts. EWMD
can also customize rigs and machinery to customer specifica-
tions. Also a dealer for many major manufacturers, EWMD provides
genuine and aftermarket products, parts, and tooling, supplying
many companies in the industry.
With over 30 years of experience, EWMD is proud of its many long-term employees for
their accomplishments. These knowledgeable employees provide excellent customer service,
delivering high-quality machinery in the best condition possible, resulting in return customers. Standing behind their service,
EWMD is highly regarded globally.
EWMD Staff
Education
Connection
Mining
by: Dyno Nobel with Sandvik Mining
and Rock Technology
Mining Academy™ Seminar
October 29-31 ~ Louisville, KY
phone: 404-263-8788
www.miningacademy.com
Pumps
by: Franklin Electric
Irrigation / Industrial
October 15-16 ~ Wilburton, OK
phone: 800-348-2420
www.franklinwater.com
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Blasting
by: Academy of Blasting and
Explosive Technology
Surface Blasting for Coal Mines
October 8-10 ~ Gillette, WY
phone: 440-474-6700
www.academyblasting.com
Construction
by: Concrete Sawing & Drilling Assn
Sawing and Drilling 101 Classes
October 14-18 ~ Portland, OR
phone: 727-577-5004
www.csda.org
Mining
by: Society for Mining, Metallurgy &
Exploration
Certified Mine Safety Professional
Certification Exam
October 21 ~ Reno, NV
October 26 ~ Pittsburgh, PA
phone: 303-948-4200
www.smecmsp.org
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by Tim Rasmussen
This month, the WWDR focus is on history. In keeping with the theme, Water For Life began as an
endeavor of volunteers led by Gary Bartholomew to solve a contaminated water problem at an orphanage
and school in the Petén region of northeast Guatemala.
After adopting a child, Gary and his wife Angie kept in touch with the orphanage. Over the years, they visited several times
to assist with various projects. The orphanage and school was functioning by using water delivered by a submersible pump in
the river, but as the population increased and the villages upstream developed, the water became more and more contaminat-
ed. When a teacher and student nearly died of illness from amoebas, Gary decided to try and do something about it.
His first efforts were to begin installation of the infrastructure necessary for a water system. One year, he installed 4000
feet of sewage line, going from each structure into a main and then out into the jungle into a lagoon. The next year, it was
water supply pipes from a central supply main to each building for the hoped-for water supply. To get to the water, he inquired
and eventually hired a Guatemalan well drilling company. They came, worked sporadically over several months, and finally
pronounced they had achieved a good supply. Gary was happy to have the prospects of the water and delivered the last of the
$20,000 for the cost of the drilling. His joy was short-lived. When he arrived and tested the well, it would not produce much at
all, and he discovered a bit was broken at the bottom of the hole. When confronted with the problem, the drilling contractor
shrugged his shoulders and offered to start over. Gary could see this was going nowhere.
With hope born of desperation, Gary placed an ad for someone to donate a drilling rig to
assist his efforts in Guatemala. R. Stadeli and Sons of Silverton, Oregon, answered the ad with
a donation of a completely refurbished 1950 22-W on a 1946 GMC military 6X6. Gary then
started the rig on its long journey to the highland jungles of Guatemala.
Upon arrival, the drill was put to work right away. That first year, three wells were drilled in
the area to supply the orphanage and school. The students and faculty were overjoyed they had
a good supply of clean, safe water.
After seeing the success, leaders from villages in the area came seeking help for their peo-
ple. The need was great. The drill was there - why not put it to work helping those villages?
This was the beginning of the work of Water For Life in Guatemala. Over the years, the
needs have grown and so has the ability
of Water For Life to meet those needs.
The Good Lord intervened many times
to continue the work of this old drill, and
every season it still pounds away,
drilling wells to assist the poor people of
the region who have no access to safe
drinking water.
Water For Life now has three cable
drills, a rotary drill, a small fleet of trucks,
accommodations and repair facilities, and
a steady supply of volunteers. If you
want to change the world and have a
heart to help people, please join us.
If you would like to help,
contact Gary Bartholomew at
509-466-5075 or 509-939-1941
Tim
Tim Rasmussen may be contacted
via e-mail to michele@
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Making History in
South Dakota
Adapted from Information by
TEI Rock Drills
and the Crazy Horse Memorial
One of the most treasured monu-
ments in the United States is located in
the heart of the Black Hills of South
Dakota. No, we’re not talking about the
majestic Mount Rushmore, but rather
the Crazy Horse Memorial located just a
few miles down the road. The Crazy
Horse Memorial stands tall and proud,
chiseled out of the granite rock by pow-
erful drills and precise blasting methods.
The original sculptor, Korczak
Ziolkowski, was commissioned by
Henry Standing Bear of the Oglala Sioux tribe to help create the monument dedicated to
the brave Sioux warrior Crazy Horse. Known as the world’s largest mountain carving, it
will be a 563-foot-high by 641-foot-long depiction of this Native American hero when it’s
finished.The project has become a family affair with Korczak, his wife, children, and
grandchildren working on the monument.
Although Korczak and his wife Ruth passed away before they could see their labor
of love to completion, four of their children and three grandchildren continue to work on
the family legacy today. In addition to hosting special events, more than a million visitors
come to the monument’s welcome center and museum each year.
Carving the monumental masterpiece hasn’t been easy, Ziolkowski had to trust his
artistic eye, self-taught geological knowledge, and simple tools. When he first started the
project, he single-jacked or hand drilled each of the holes for blasting, an extremely
tedious procedure. The first blast was on June 3, 1948, and a lot has changed since then.
Technology has introduced high-tech lasers to help with measurements and heavy-duty
rock drills to create blastholes more efficiently. More recently, a dust collection device
was designed specifically for this complex project.
The Crazy Horse Mountain Crew
has been using the durable, powerful
precision drills from TEI Rock Drills for
quite some time. After all, this is no ordi-
nary drill and blast operation. According
to the Crazy Horse Memorial website,
“… This is the opposite of most blasting
operations, where the main concern is
the final size and location of the materi-
al being blasted away Rock to be
removed is drilled on all sides with a
series of parallel drill holes [presplit-
ting.] Explosives are deto-
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Gouldsboro, PA
Winner for August!
Time for a Little Fun!
August Puzzle Solution:
Bill Johnson Equipment Company
Sonic Drill Corporation
Win a prize! Send your
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or fax to: 850-547-0329
Can you identify which ads in this
issue these two photos came from?
The Dust Pup attached to an MME drill
for dust collection. TEI RockDrills is proud
to be part of this project’s history.
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Punxsutawney, PA 15767
800-927-0560 814-427-2555
Fax: 814-427-5164
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y Mark E. Battersby
Starting Up, Branching Out, and Taxes
In today’s sluggish economy, it is not unusual for an existing drilling operation or business to branch
out, or for the owner to start another business in the same or different field. Uncle Sam, in the form of our
tax laws, will not only pickup part of the expense of branching out or starting up a new venture, but will
often allow the losses from a secondary activity to be used to reduce the tax bills generated by income
from self-employment, wages, investments - or the primary business.
Anyone who pays or incurs business start-up costs and who subsequently enters the trade or business can choose to
expense and immediately write-off up to $5000 of those costs. However, the $5000 deductible amount is reduced, dollar-for-
d
ollar, when the start-up expenses exceed $50,000.
The so-called “organizational” costs of business entities are a separate class of expense from start-up expenses, although
subject to similar rules. An incorporated business can, for instance, choose to deduct up to $5000 of any organizational ex-
penses incurred in the tax year business begins. The balance of start-up or organizational expenses, if any, are amortized
(written-off) over a period of not less than 180 months, starting with the month in which the business begins.
Common to almost every situation where business owners have multiple activities, is the question of whether the new ac-
tivity is merely a branch or subsidiary of the existing business, or will it be viewed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a
separate activity?
If the new venture is an integrated operation, the owner’s primary business could immediately deduct the start-up costs.
If not, the rules require they be capitalized and amortized.
Whether starting a new venture or expanding an existing one, it may be wise to formalize the operation by incorporating
or forming a limited liability company (LLC) to provide personal liability protection and give the new operation an edge when it
comes to sales, financing, and of course, taxes.
Corporations (both S and C), LLCs, and limited partnerships do offer protection to owners for the debts of the corporation,
but the corporate veil can be pierced if the creditor can show the entity was the alter ego of the owners.
The IRS can both tax and help underwrite the expansion costs of a drilling-related business or the start-up expenses of a
new activity. Will the IRS view your new or expanding operation as a tax business?
Mark Mark E. Battersby may be contacted via e-mail to michele@worldwidedrillingresource.com
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Environmental Monitoring
b
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D
rill Rig Safety - Minimize the Risk of Electrocution
The drilling profession inherently has a number of potential hazards. Most, if not all, can be greatly
reduced or totally eliminated if proper safety precautions are followed. These hazards can be placed into
a number of safety categories, such as mobilization, set-up, slips and falls, falling objects, lifting, back or
hand injuries, electrocution, etc.
In this article, I wish to address electrocution hazards. This category can be further subdivided into
electrocution by lightning, power lines (above- or belowground), power generating equipment, welding machines, and other
facility energized apparatus. I would like to share some of my experiences which may help you avoid similar safety hazards.
1) Drilling near aboveground or underground power lines: The safe distance from an overhead power line varies with many
factors, not the least of which is the distance between the drilling rig mast and the power line. There are guidelines available;
however, I would advise you to contact the owner of the power line and ask what they recommend, based on the humidity
factor, insulation of the wire, grounding of the drill rig, etc. Unless you are a certified expert, leave this recommendation to
those who are! One experience I will never forget involved two drill crew members who were killed near an overhead
power line close to a power substation. When their drill bit reached the water table, it formed a better ground, which caused
electricity to arc through the air.
2) Buried power lines: These are becoming the norm in many areas due to aesthetic value and being less vulnerable to
trees falling on them during storms. Buried power lines can be a problem on many sites because of poor historical knowl-
edge and/or poor surface markings being available. Unless there is zero chance of there being buried utilities, I would
recommend before drilling any hole, a subsurface survey be conducted by a licensed firm to confirm no known utilities are
present in the subsurface. Even then, it is advisable to “hand dig” with post-hole diggers or “air knife” the first three feet
before using drilling equipment. Keep in mind, high-voltage electrical wires can be contained in PVC conduits beneath
concrete slabs.
3) Lightning: Probably the greatest electrocution hazard associated with drilling is from lightning. A drilling rig acts as an
excellent lightning rod. Drilling activities should cease if lightning is seen or thunder heard within five miles. There are
lightning detector cell phone apps to guide you. It is also advisable NOT to resume drilling until lightning/thunder has been
“quiet” for 30 minutes after the last observed event.
Tom Tom Kwader may be contacted via e-mail to michele@worldwidedrillingresource.com
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In Memoriam ~ David Michael “Dave” Thomas (
1949~2019)
The WWDR Team was saddened to learn of the passing of Dave Thomas, owner of D & L Thomas
Equipment Corp in Spofford, New Hampshire, on August 5, 2019, following a battle with cancer.
David Michael “Dave” Thomas was born on August 4, 1949, in Plattsburg, New York, to Carl and Betty
Thomas. The family relocated to Keene, New Hampshire, in 1957, where Dave attended high school. He
went on to study at New Hampshire Technical Institute, graduating in 1969 with a degree in mechanical
engineering. He then enlisted with the U.S. Army, serving from 1972-1974. In 1973, he married Linda, they settled back home,
and Dave began working in the family business, Carl B. Thomas Construction Company (Thomas Drilling and Blasting Corp), which
he went on to run successfully with his sister Lynn. Throughout the years, several more companies were formed by the Thomas
family including D & L Thomas Equipment Corp, Thomas Instruments, North American Track, and DEMOLITIONTOOL.com.
As an active member of the community, Dave was a Spofford Fire Commissioner since 1998. He was also a dedicated
member of the International Society of Explosives Engineers, serving as President of the New England Chapter from 1995
to 1997. He was a talented, generous man with a great sense of humor. He had a brilliant mind and was a true jack-of-all
trades. He enjoyed spending winters in Florida, giving boat rides to his grandchildren, and travelling with family and friends.
He was passionate about golf and the
New England Patriots.
Dave will be dearly missed by his wife
Linda; sons Matthew (Merav), Jason
(Sarah), and Jonathan (Jennifer); six
grandchildren Delia, Maeva, Finley, Lior,
Maxwell, and Netta; brother Chris
(Donna); sister Lynn; nieces, nephews,
and many friends.
The management and staff of
WWDR
express their sincere condolences to Dave’s
family and friends.
Lest we forget...
people at the top
dont follow the
rules , there s a
trickle-down effect, and people all down the socioeconomic
ladder will bully, cheat, defraud, steal, and worse. Justice, like
honor, is a virtue which must be modeled.
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, observed, “One of
the best ways to achieve justice is to expose injustice.” So, he
lived by his words and exposed injustice, and now the power-
ful bullies of the world, who objected to his shining a light on
their crimes, have locked him in a cage.
I always assumed truth and justice would prevail, that is
until I personally experienced the lack of it myself. If we all
wait until we’ve experienced injustice to become an advocate
for justice, then we are going to lose the battle for this virtue
to the powerful bullies of the world. Thomas Jefferson said,
"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." I suspect it is true for
justice as well.
Robert
Robert is an author, humorist, and innovation consult-
ant. He works with companies that want to be more compet-
itive and with people who want to think like innovators.
For more information on Robert, visit
www.RobWilsonSpeaker.com or
contact him via e-mail to michele@
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Energy Exposition 2019
To see all the photos from this event, go to
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Feel free to download at will and print the photo(s) of your choice.
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Heisey Machine “Floats” 30 Years of Subs
Adapted from Heisey Machine Company, Inc.
W
inston Heisey started Heisey Machine Company, Inc. in
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, after first learning about the
drilling in-dustry while working for Gill Rock and other
drilling tool companies. Early in the business, Danny
Easterday, one of Winston’s customers, inquired, “Can
you make me one of these?” This was the beginning
as Winston designed the first Heisey Machine ver-sion
of a floatation/floating sub.
Heisey Machine has a reputation of over 30 years
in the manufacturing of drilling tools for various pur-
poses. The Team has a combined 60+ years of expe-
rience in the machine and fabrication trades.
The HM floating sub began as only one version,
the standard duty, but diversified to include the
medium-duty Deep Hole and the heavy-duty
Blue Max versions. These longer-life versions can be used in workplaces
ranging from water well to geothermal, including quarries and construction sites.
Acting almost like a giant shock absorber between the drill head and the drill
pipe, the floating sub reduces vibration by 90%. Heisey Machine manufactures
a wide range of drilling tools and products, including customer designs. HM floating
subs are economically priced, helping to save the drilling professional hard
earned dollars. Very few drilling tools manufacturers can match their turnaround
time, and their commitment to personal service is unmatched in the drilling industry.
In addition to the United States market, Heisey has shipped to Africa, the
United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, Australia, and Canada. Their vision is to be a
global leader in selling floating subs and drilling tools. Future plans include
expanding their product line with an eye toward working with rig manufactur-
ers to provide floating subs and aftermarket rig parts.
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nated throughout the entire length of each of the drill holes, cleanly removing the
desired rock while leaving the remaining rock undamaged.”
One of the biggest issues the crew was having was dealing with all the dust
created when drilling into the granite mountain. It not only made visibility difficult, it also created problems with breathing on
the jobsite. The Mountain Crew asked TEI Rock Drills Vice President of Engineering Glenn Patterson for a solution and the
custom-made Dust Pup was born. Recently, Glenn went back to visit with the crew in South Dakota again to talk about further
equipment tweaks and updates they may need as they get closer to finishing this American Icon.
Making History cont’d from page 41.
Continues for UP-Z-DAZY
and Les Funk
Prepared by Veronica I. “Ronnie” Jones, Managing Publisher
When you have known someone for a very long time, you trust them and their experi-
ence. Having followed the successes of Les and Lisa, now seeing Dwayne and Manny join
with them and developing a NEW and INNOVATIVE UP-Z-DAZY machine, one can only
imagine what a more prosperous company this will be in a very short time.
Les, along with Lisa and the guys, had their latest changes to the original
well pump puller on display at this year’s South Atlantic JUBILEE. Les told us
“this is the whole NEW deal” - it’s a lot stronger than its predacessor, parts are
interchangeable between the machines, and there is more to come as the “Funk
Team” at
Funk Manufacturing UP-Z-DAZY Inc.
moves ever forward for the good of the industry.
Here are just a few of the great features you
can incorporate into your own UP-Z-DAZY well
pump puller.
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reducer inserts, good condition...$7500
325-668-3872
238-1048
SEMCO, INC.
All-Hydraulic Hydrorench
S112H in Stock
1-12” Four Rollers
Breaks Pipe, Makes Pipe to Torque Specs
800-541-1562
238-135
Pump Business For Sale in
South/Central Ontario, Canada
Established in 1988. Work performed on
deep and shallow water wells includes new
pump installations, pump replacement,
flow tests, well rehabilitation, well upgrades,
and well abandonments. Includes business
name, goodwill, phone #, customer base,
inventory & equipment necessary to fulfill
services. Add to your existing business
or continue to operate as is.
Will consider selling assets separately.
Contact Ron:
pumpbusiness4sale@gmail.com
245-607
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Wanted BE models 24L, 28L, 36L , 60L
NEW Twin Disc clutches and
other product lines.
New shock kit assemblies for
BE cable tool rigs.
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NEW Smeal / Hunke Pump Hoist***
Buy / Sell Used Pump Hoists - All Makes!
740-408-0725 Reese Rig & Tool
305-982
Hocker Drilling and Fishing Tools
Special Price on Cable Tools! We
accept Visa & Master Card. New &
Used Cable Tools, Rope Sockets,
Stems, and Bailers. Call 270-926-2889
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269-209-5594 or
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Ray Leonard, Battle Creek, MI USA
307-518
Carbide Button Bits
Cable Drilling & Fishing Tools
www.RAMPPCO.com
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PVC Cutoff & Torch Guide
DTH Spear - PVC Puller
Heavy Column Pipe Holder
Other Casing Tools
tekmarkwellcasingtools.com
800-747-2485 or 509-747-2485
Internal Casing Lifter 35 Tons
Flush Joint Elevator
Casing Holder 35 Tons
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1983 Ingersoll Rand compressor truck,
750/250 whisperized compressor mtd.
on 1985 Ford LN 700, 105,720 miles,
compressor engine V6 92 Detroit diesel,
truck engine 8.2 L V8 Detroit diesel,
14,000 hours on compressor, new LORD
coupling, new front seals and bearings
in compressor, compressor still within
specs for clearances.................$25,000
215-570-1363
335-1119
Sullair 750/250, rebuilt air end...$15,000
Joy WB12 booster/Det. series 60..$50,000
Joy WB12 booster/Det. 12V 92 ..$60,000
Call Alan Lang: 801-554-2419
335-1027
Scorpion breakout/makeup tool, 800
model, new condition................$20,000
Washington rotating head diverter
model 3022, with 6”, 8”, 10”, and 12”
pipe adapters.............................$6,500
Over-the-hammer stabilizer, 15for SD
12 hammer, new never used........$1000
SD12 hammer, 11-7/8” bit (2 or 3); 8”x11-
7/8 hole opener (2); 10'x15' hole openers,
15” bit, 10'x18' hole opener.......$15,000
SD10 hammer............................$3,000
BB6 Hammer, with used 6” hammer
bits...............................................$3,000
SD6SS Hammer stabilizer, with 6-1/2”
bits, minimum 6.5” holes only has 2000’
on it...............................................$4000
Underreamer, (1) 7-7/8' new, never
used.............................................$1000
Drill rods, 800' of 4-1/2”x25' with 3-1/2”
regular thread, 350' of 5”x25' with 3-1/2”
regular thread, 100' of 4-1/2”x20' with 3-1/2
regular, 60' of 7”x20' with 4-1/2” regular
thread, never used.
215-570-1363
452-1119
Pallets of subs, 4”x20’ aluminum drill
pipe like new, Gardner & Denver air 5x6
mud pump, Christensen large series
double tube core barrels, 15½’ oilfield
winch bed with rolling tail board &
30,000 lb winch, 35 joints 3½”x10’ HW
drill rod, 112 Halco DTH hammer with
12¼” button bit, plus many other items.
Call Mike Murray: 270-365-3083
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PrePacked Well Screens
Injection Tooling
Vapor Sampling
Manholes (H20, M-306, Aircraft Rated)
Morrison Bros. Co.
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Johnson Screens
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Proactive Pumps
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888-240-4328 609-631-8939 (fax)609-631-0993
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800-874-3907
PH. 423-626-5302 FAX. 423-626-1232
E-mail: airdocron1@gmail.com
Schramm Distributor
GHH - RAND
Distributor of Genuine GHH Rand Parts
Distributor of
SULLAIR Compressors
NEW & REBUILT SULLAIR
& GHH COMPRESSORS
SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
Will Ship Worldwide!
Sullair 750/350 to 1350/500
GHH 204/128 and CF 1000
Excellent Exchange Prices!
INGERSOLL-RAND
AIR COMPRESSORS
NEW & REBUILT
HR2s - HR2.5
AIRENDS IN STOCK
435-120
$8.00 per line. Classified display (photo, box, logo included) per column inch: 1x $71, 3x $69, 6x $67, 12x $62.
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Drill Pipe In Stock
2-3/8 x 2-3/8 May. x 20’
2-3/8 x 2-3/8 IF x 20’
2-7/8 x 2-3/8 IF x 20’
3-1/2 x 2-3/8 IF x 20’
3-1/2 x 3-1/2 IF x 20’
4-1/2 x 2-7/8 IF x 20’
4-1/2 x 2-7/8 IF x 25’
5 x 3-1/2 IF x 20’
Weld-On Tool Joints - Used Drill Pipe
Call: RENE HENDON 281-260-0880
renehendon@yahoo.com
NEW 4¾” smooth drill collars w/3½
IF threads; 30', 20' w/breakout flats,
and 10' long.
JWS Equipment Ph: 405-794-3600
dannystull.jws@gmail.com
425-784
435-1213
DRILL PIPE MANUFACTURER
Connections
601-736-6112
INFO@HELANBAK.COM
HELANBAK.COM
a API Reg
a API IF
a FEDP
a & Others
a Mayhew JR
a Mayhew Reg
a AW / AWJ
a NW / NWJ
435-1090
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104 E. DeVore St. Pearl City, IL 61062
Ph: 800-388-2906 Fax: 815-443-2893
E-mail: sales@iesdrillingsupplies.com
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- Water Well - HDD - Geothermal - Env. & Remediation
Cam-lock Manholes
Aluminum Anodized
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515-135
SEMCO INC.
1” Thru 16” Elevators
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800-541-1562
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www.SEMCOoflamar.com
Ship by same day
515-187
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828-322-3056
www.drillingequip.com
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Engines
530
530-1102
CATERPILLAR, CUMMINS, DEERE,
DEUTZ, KUBOTA, MERCEDES, MTU,
PERKINS, VOLVO, YANMAR.
NEW SURPLUS ENGINES & GENSETS
www.atlantatruckequipment.com
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shaft pump motors.
Good or Bad! Will pick up!!
800-541-1562
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1.625” x $64/inch = $104 + $20 (color)
= $124/mth = $1488/yr.
Atlas Manufacturing Ltd
6524 North Island Hwy
Merville BC V0R 2M0
Canada
Phone: 250-337-5030
Fax: 250-337-5136
Toll-Free 866-338-5090
E-mail: atlas@casinghammer.com
Weldco-Beales
Pneumatic Casing
Hammers
Atlas Manufacturing Ltd.,
Weldco-Beales,
great Casing Hammers
are now under one roof.
To see all our products,
visit us online:
www.casinghammer.com
Atlas
“Pure Strike”
Hydraulic
Casing
Hammers
GD & Wheatley 4x5 to 7x12
Complete Pump, Gearend, Fluidend
RENE HENDON 281-260-0880
1120-120
Ga rdn er-De nver 4x5, 4½x5, 5x6 ,
5x8, 5½x8, 5x10, 5½x10, 7½x8, or
7½x10 - several used/rebuilt bare pump
or skidded & diesel powered. Gaso Fig.
1743 7½x10 skidded w/diesel power.
LeRoi 253S2 rebuilt compressor. New
American Mfg. 5x6. Stocking distributor
for American Mfg. pump parts.
Danny Stull: dannystull.jws@gmail.com
P
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1120-784
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Drillers Wanted
All experience levels,
auger, mud and air
rotary, geotechnical,
environmental, CDL required, great
benefits, overtime and per-diem, 80-90%
travel, drilling experience not necessary.
Call Jason at: 402-995-2276
or e-mail résumé to:
jason.l.wagner@usace.army.mil
820-610
DU-ALL Injection Pumps
All parts in stock and available for shipment.
Overnight delivery available. Call your local
p
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Fred’s Water Service, Inc.
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Phone (440) 259-5436
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MUDSLAYER MFG.
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MUD PUPPY, INC.
MUD PUPPY, INC.
38688 WEST KENTUCKY AVE
PO BOX 1028
Woodland, CA 95776
Office: 442-242-7507
craigh@mudpuppyinc.com
1125-1099
Your Local Distributor
for Mud Puppy Units,
Parts, and Equipment.
Units Available for Rent
844-573-0854
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5T Smeal, 1989 w/cathead and platform
mounted walking beam, 8’x12’ platform
w/300 gal. SS water tank between cab
and 5T, pipe racks, mounted on 1996
Intl 4300 with 466DT, 7-speed trans.,
new tires, rebuilt engine, alum. boxes
under and on topside of truck platform.
Located in Central WI. Asking...$20,000
Will sell the 5T separately.
Call 608-547-3267
1230-907
WANTED TO BUY
PULSTAR
SMEAL, SEMCO PUMP HOIST
RENE HENDON 281-260-0880
1230-120
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800-452-4902
Manufactured by Vanderlans & Sons
1320 S. Sacramento Street
Lodi CA 95240
209-334-4115
Fax: 209-339-8260
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Inflatable
Well
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CUSTOM BUILT
PA C KE R S F O R A N Y
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MILLS Knife Type Perforators
For Sale or Rent ~ 4” thru 24”
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1998 Smeal 12T pump hoist,mtd.
on 1995 Freightliner FL70, bull gear
on drawworks is new, PTO new, and
transmission new, pump rig in GREAT
condition.......................$50,000 FIRM
(662) 843-4076
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In Production
Since 1973
Funk Manufacturing
Up-Z-Dazy, Inc.
New Phone Number:
717-477-5248
Welded aluminum frame.
Waterproof motor and electrical system.
Worm gearbox holds in any position.
Will handle up to 2” galvanized pipe @
600 lb. capacity.
Pull or set 24’ per minute.
Adjustable legs. Extends down to 7”.
(Optional)
Wheel kit w/handles, winch, swing vise
and overhead guide.
1230-982
2001 Smeal 5T, mtd. on 2004 Ford
F-550, 4x4.
For Sale: Smeal 3T, 4T, 5T, & 6T
WANTED Smeal pump hoists of
all sizes
42 years exp. at Drillers Service, Inc.
828-256-9132
SEMCO S6,000, mounted on F-700, low
m
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pipe rack, toolbox and tools......$13,000
570-256-3355
1230-1102
Basic Pump Hoists
Starting At:
S4,000 Pump Hoist, 8,000# cap., 35’
telescoping mast, 30 gal. oil tank, hyd.
pump, 5T safety hook, hyd. controls &
variable speed engine control..$18,975
*
S6,000 Pump Hoist, 16,000# 3L cap.,
35’ telescoping mast, 30 gal. oil tank,
hyd. pump, 5T safety hook, hyd. con-
trols & variable speed engine con-
trol...........................................$21,725
*
S8,000 Pump Hoist, 22,000# 3L cap.,
36’ telescoping mast, 30 gal. oil tank,
hyd. pump, 7T safety hook, hyd. con-
trols & variable speed engine con-
trol...........................................$27,775*
S10,000 Pump Hoist, 30,000# 3L cap.,
40’ telescoping mast, 30 gal. oil tank,
hyd. pump, 7T safety hook, hyd. con-
trols & variable speed engine con-
trol...........................................$39,325*
S12,000 Pump Hoist, 48,000# 4L
cap., 44’ telescoping mast, 6000# tail-
out line, 72 gal. oil tank, hyd. pump,
11T safety hook, hyd. controls & vari-
able speed engine control.......$43,865
*
S15,000 Pump Hoist, 60,000# 4L
cap., 48’ telescoping mast, 6000# tail-
out line, 72 gal. oil tank, hyd. pump,
11T safety hook, hyd. controls & vari-
able speed engine control.......$54,325
*
S20,000 Pump Hoist, 80,000# 4L
cap., 40’ telescoping mast, 6000# tail-
out line, 72 gal. oil tank, hyd. pump,
11T safety hook, hyd. controls, & vari-
able speed engine control.......$71,665*
S25,000 Pump Hoist, 100,000# 4L
cap., 40’ telescoping mast, 6000# tail-
out line, 100 gal. oil tank, hyd. pump,
15T safety hook, hyd. control & vari-
a
ble speed engine control.......$99,875
*
S30,000 Pump Hoist, 120,000# 4L
cap., 40’ telescoping mast, 6000# tail-
out line, 100 gal. oil tank, hyd. pump,
15T safety hook, hyd. control & vari-
able speed engine control......$117,315*
S35,000 Pump Hoist, 150,000# 5L
cap, 40’ telescoping mast, 6000# tail-
out line, 100 gal. oil tank, hyd. pump,
22T safety hook, hyd. control & variable
speed engine control.............$139,750
*
* At this time a 10% tariff will be added
to the base price due to material
price increases from suppliers.
EQUIPMENT IN STOCK
4,000# Cyclone Pump Hoist, used,
remote control, (1) pipe rack, (2) 3’ & (1)
5’ alum. toolbox...........................$9,950
S6,000 SEMCO, 35’ derrick, 2-spd winch,
22 hp deck engine, RC, 2-PR, aux