WorldWide Drilling Resource®

Alberta Water Well Drilling Association Convention / Trade Show March 26-28 Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre Red Deer, AB, Canada 403-346-2091 Thursday 26th Palermo Room 3 PM Public Forum 1st Session Alberta Environment & Parks 8 PM - Wine & Cheese Welcome Friday 27th 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast and Trade Show Opens Noon - 2:00 PM - Luncheon Guest Speaker Don Henderson, Geologist - Royal Tyrell Museum, followed by AWARDS and PRESENTATIONS Palermo Room 2:00 - 4:00 PM - Public Forum 2nd Session Alberta Environment & Parks 4:00 - 5:30 PM Annual Meeting 1st Session 7:00 - 11:00 PM - TRADE SHOW OPEN NEW!! THEME - “Tribute to the Past” Entertainment 50’s and 60’s DRESS the PART! Friday evening - Saturday 1:30 PM - Silent Auction Saturday 28th 9:00 -10:30 AM Technical Sessions 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM TRADE SHOW OPEN (Lunch provided - tickets required) 2:30 - 4:30 PM - Annual Meeting 2nd Session Palermo Room 4:30 - 5:00 PM - Bylaws update. CONTACT Sheena Larson for more info 780-386-2335 or e-mail 36 FEBRUARY 2020 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® Testing New Technology for Geothermal Drilling Adapted from Information by Strada Global Run by fourth-generation well drilling professionals, Strada Global is a technology-based company in the British Isles focussed on deep drilling. Ben Strange, CEO for the company designed a unique, patented, Fluid Hammer Operating System (FHOS) which uses dual circulation techniques to improve drilling speed and performance. “My grandfather and great- grandfather drilled water bores in the outback of Western Australia . . . My family [has] specialized in reverse circulation drilling which produces rock samples to analyze for mineral deposits. Improving drilling methods and safety has always been important to us . . . We’ve spent generations in this industry, innovating and inventing the way we drill and, as a result, we’ve developed an extensive drilling-related patent portfolio. We’ve redesigned drilling from the ground down. When we saw the issues the industry faced, with drilling in hard granite, and especially with geothermal access, we knew we had the drilling knowledge . . . to turn the problem around and finally solve those challenges. Our low cost and fast, deep drilling methods make many projects possible and profitable, irrespective of resource depth and local geology. Up to now, drilling this quickly and efficiently, in hard terrain, has only been possible in certain geographies and parts of the world. With our technology, that map is unlimited,” he stated. The company recently announced it secured funding to complete the testing phase of FHOS. Once testing is finished, experts believe the system will enable deep drilling to unlock previously inaccessible sources of geothermal energy, in any terrain. The technology could also be used for critical infrastructure projects requiring deep drilling. “We are absolutely delighted that we have secured this new investment, and are able to now complete our testing. At times, we have had a difficult path to get here, but we remain absolutely convinced that our technology, when tested, is going to open up our ability to access geothermal energy across the globe. We are incredibly grateful to our investors and our fantastic technical and operations team, who all share our vision for the future,” Strange said. As the world moves toward sustainable, renewable power, geothermal sources are becoming more appealing, however, the costs associated with drilling wells can be an issue. The company hopes this technology will be a game-changer for ac- cessing hot, dry rock geothermal energy sources, ultimately changing the way the world is powered. GEO