WorldWide Drilling Resource

6 NOVEMBER 2020 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® Proudly Made in the United States of America - deliveredWorldWide ! WorldWide Drilling Resource ce ® The complete magazine for the drilling industry worldwide, owned by drilling industry associates dedicated to bringing the most up-to-date technology and information to subscribers. Covering constructiongeotechnical , directional , environmental , exploration-blasthole , shallow gas & oil, geothermal, mining , water well , irrigation , wastewater ; from bits, to pumps, to rigs, to tanks, through wire, and more - whatever it takes to get the drilling job completed ! Managing Publisher/CEO/President: Veronica I. “Ronnie” Jones Vice President: Troy Cunningham Chief Marketing Officer: Ed Moranski Office Administrator: Michele Stevens Editor: Bonnie Love Public Relations Professionals: Kathy Heinrich JanAllen Carol Schimpf Sheryl Day Production/Webmaster: Marcel Schimpf Representative: Marie Cunningham Editorial Contributors for this month: Tom Ballard Mark Battersby Tim Connor Jim Kuebelbeck Thomas Kwader Tim Rasmussen “Billy Bob Smith” Britt Storkson Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. Hyd/Eng Consultant: Thomas Kwader, Ph.D.,P.G. Consultant: Mary Ann Pelletier * Editorial contributions & advertisements include statements of fact and opinions that are the sole responsibility of the author and/or companies and do not necessarily imply any opinion of the owners, management, or staff of WorldWide Drilling Resource ® . Images may have been altered for clarity. Complete advertising information may be found at: or by calling 850-547-0102. WorldWide Drilling Resource ® makes every effortnot to place advertisements for “like” products on the same page in our publication; this may occur however, due to size and space within the publication. We regret any inconvenience this may cause our advertisers. WorldWide Drilling Resource ® is published monthly by: WorldWide Drilling Resource, Inc. , a Florida Corporation PO Box 660 (3089 Northride Lane) Bonifay FL 32425-0660. Telephone: 850-547-0102 Fax: 850-547-0329 E-mail: Website: Copyright 2020, WorldWide Drilling Resource, Inc. Seen by countless WorldWide . Publication Agreement No. 40892520. Back issues may be requested. Cost per issue $10.00 USD. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the strict written consent of the publishers. Advertising rates furnished upon request. Editorial contributions are welcome subject to editorial review.* WorldWide Drilling Resource ® reserves the right to refuse any advertisement . We Recycle The First AnnualWorldWideDownHome DrillFest™ made history last month. Despite all odds that could possibly be thrown at this wonderful, hard-working Professional Team - known around the world as TheWWDRTeam - it became a happening, of which we are all very proud to have been able to bring it to you. Thank you to each of our great exhibitors for stepping up to the plate to make this event a success. For our proud sponsors, without you, there would be a big hole, and we appreciate your support. Continuing educaton was a challenge for so many this year and we especially thank each of those presenters for your knowledge and willingness to share it with our industry. What is an event without attendees? - a special shout out to each of you for your smiling faces. It made us so proud to have the opportunity to meet and visit with you all in such a relaxed atmosphere. Now, I would personally like to thank each of our family members, beause that is what they are to me - family shown here, for all their help and hard work. No arguments, no grumbling, no “CAN’Ts”, just a strong determination to help our industry during a very difficult time. Never having tackled this before, they completed the task, and I could not have asked for anything better. Thank you sincerely. With pen (computer) in hand . . . Veronica I. “Ronnie” Jones, Managing Publisher 850-547-0102 Troy Ed Michele Bonnie Marcel Carol Sheryl Marie Kathy Ronnie Jan AND - last but far from least, we all extend a great big “Welcome Back, Jan”. You have been greatly missed! See you on the trail in 2021. Plus several additional technology-based articles throughout the entire issue! Featured Articles for November - Technological Advances Simplifying Geotech Operations Page 32 Aerospace Technology for the Oilfield Page 14 Blasting Technology Page 27 Transitional Lighting Solutions Page 8 Investing in Hydrogen Technology for Mining Page 33 Turning Waste into a Resource Page 18