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29 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® SEPTEMBER 2020 October 28-30, 2020 ~ The WWDR Team invites you to join us at our first Annual WorldWide DownHome DrillFest™ at the Welk Resort in Branson, Missouri. We are excited about providing this opportunity to show- case the drilling industry. Continuing education classes are offered Wednesday starting at 8:00 a.m., in the Welk Theatre. Then get ready for the Welcome Gathering at 7:00 p.m. with karaoke, dancing, prizes, and just plain old-fashioned visiting and fun! Thursday begins with Keynote Speaker and Expert Drill Operator Jeff Hart recalling his 33 days spent drilling to help save the 33 miners in the Chilean mine rescue. Exhibits are open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ~ both inside the Welk Theatre lobby and outside in the parking lot. In the afternoon, Keynote Speaker Retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling will take the stage to recount his 24 hours inside the President’s bunker on 9/11/01. Primer hour is 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, and is followed by live entertainment from Danny Hooper, who will also emcee the benefit auction, which will aid a deserving drilling contractor or his/her family. Exhibits are open Friday, 7:00 a.m. until noon when the DownHome DrillFest™ comes to a close. Plus, there’s plenty of things in Branson for the ladies to do. See the “Agenda” page on our website. Get all the information at See more events at online issue. Are you planning to go? Join the WWDR Team! by Jon Hansen, submitted by Tim Rasmussen We traveled back to Sesaltul with hopes to finish the well. After three days waiting for rig parts and three attempts to install the PVC down a 278-foot hole, we made it happen. Thanks to Edgar’s training in Nicaragua, he figured our drill mud mix was off. So we adjusted and were able to keep the hole open using the right mix of polymers. The issue causing the problem was the unhydrated white clay and shale we drilled through. Once hydrated, it began to swell, thus blocking the hole and not allowing the PVC to be set. We bailed the well for about four hours total (taking turns) and it looked good. We hope the road blockades and restrictions ease up so we can get out there and finish the pump install. On the drive back to ICAP (Instituto de Capacitacion Adventista del Peten school), we had a flat tire on the Toyota, and I lost air brakes on the Mayhew coming into El Chal. That first tumulo (speed bump) was a little rough, but we survived. Huberto and Mark spent many hours assisting the Barrial community raise their reservoir to 15.5 feet. They also had to move the solar panels as the new structure blocked the sun. The new 500-gallon tank is sitting pretty and they are happy! They also traveled to Moya Farm to get a water level and potential depth. They were met with five roadblocks and were able to talk their way through as most people in the area of San Jose and Andreas are familiar with Moya. They also picked up a Lorentz controller and a new pump, so we can test it all here at ICAP. We have removed the mast from the Mayhew and will try to get it straightened out. We have several other parts and pieces needing repairs or new parts. My hope is we get as much done as possible before Chris and I leave, and what remains, Edgar and Huberto can accomplish. All is good here! Blessings to all! If you would like to help, contact Gary Bartholomew at 208-907-0010 o r 509-939-1941 Tim Tim Rasmussen may be contacted via e-mail to WTR