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50 OCTOBER 2020 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® New Partnerships for Epiroc Adapted from Information by Epiroc Epiroc announced new partnerships with five independent well drilling dealers to provide sales and service to customers. These new, qualified, strategic partners are responsible for a full range of capital equipment, parts and service, and drilling consum- ables within Epiroc’s well drilling portfolio. The five partners and the areas they are pro- viding sales and service for, include: • Venture Drilling Supply - Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas , Lou i s i ana , Mi ssou r i , New Mex i co , Oklahoma, and Texas • DA Farmer Equipment Services - Idaho, Oregon, and Washington • Jeff Cummings’ Services - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont • Keystone Drill Services - Illinois, Indiana, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin • Noland Rig Supply - Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia “We are proud to partner with dealers of this caliber. Their extensive experience, product knowledge, and dedication to customers will help us grow current relationships and form new ones,” said Matthew Inge, business line manager for drilling solutions in the USA. “Epiroc has continually invested in the water well market over the past few years and I believe that with the developments we’ve made and the partnerships we are forming, customers will find unparalleled value.” Epiroc offers a complete line of hydraulic tophead-drive drills ranging from light- weight to heavy-duty drills designed for water well applications, as well as other drilling methods and applications. “The Diamondback Series water well drilling rigs - DB40 and DB80 - are products of the commitment we’ve made to the market in recent years,” said Inge. “I believe that in the next five years, these models will be industry staples, as the TH60 and T3W have been for years.” These partnerships will bring the advantages of Epiroc’s products - including the Diamondback™ Series - to customers in the water well industry. New & Used Tricones PDCs Drag & Claw Bits Drill Collars Bit Tipping Subs & Stabilizers HDD Bits & Reamers DTH Hammer & Bits Custom Fabrication Junk Mills / Fishing Tools Rod Henderson 661-201-6259 Eran Henderson 661-330-0790 WTR What is Geothermal? Compiled by Bonnie Love, Editor, WorldWide Drilling Resource ® Geothermal energy is literally heat from the planet, and humans have been using this natural heat for centuries. More recently, the focus on renewable energy sources has brought new light to the power belowground. The word geothermal comes from the Greek words geo, meaning earth, and therme, which means heat. Archaeologists have discovered plenty of evidence of humans using geothermal resources for centuries. The Romans, Chinese, and Native Americans used hot mineral springs for bathing, cooking, and heating. People continue to enjoy taking a dip in hot springs around the world today. There are four main types of geothermal resources: hydrothermal, geopressured, hot dry rock, and magma. Currently, hydrothermal resources are the only ones used widely. The remaining three resources are still in the infant stages of development. Hydrothermal resources have both water (hydro) and heat (thermal), which is where geothermal reservoirs of steam or hot water occur naturally. These reservoirs are located where hot magma from the planet’s core comes close enough to the surface to heat groundwater trapped in fractured or porous rocks, or where water circulates at great depth along faults. Hydrothermal resources are used for different energy purposes depending on their temperature and how deep they are. B Low Temperature, or Direct Use - When the temperature of a hydrothermal resource is around 50ºF (10ºC) and up, it can be used directly in spas or to heat buildings, grow crops, warm fish ponds, or for other uses. Hydrothermal resources suitable for heating and cooling occur in nearly every country in the world. Direct use of geothermal energy is also used to dry ceramics, lumber, vegetables, and many other products. B High Temperature - When the temperature of a hydrothermal resource is around 220ºF (104ºC), it can be used to generate electricity. Most electricity-producing geothermal resources have temperatures around 300-700ºF (148-370ºC), but some geo- thermal reservoirs can reach nearly 1000ºF (535ºC). Geothermal energy is not only consistent, it’s also a renewable, and clean way to meet our electricity needs. The high costs of the exploration and construction has been a hurdle to the worldwide implementation of geothermal power plants. Researchers are currently looking for a way to reduce those costs to encourage more widespread realization of the heat below our feet and its poten- tial to power our future. GEO