WorldWide Drilling Resource

6 JANUARY 2021 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® Proudly Made in the United States of America - delivered WorldWide ! WorldWide Drilling Resource WorldWide Drilling Resource ® The complete magazine for the drilling industry worldwide, owned by drilling industry associates dedicated to bring- ing the most up-to-date technology and information to subscribers. Covering construction-geotechnical , 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 - what- ever 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 Editorial Assistant: Carol Schimpf Public Relations Professionals: Kathy Heinrich JanAllen Sheryl Day Representative: Marie Cunningham Editorial Contributors for this month: Mark Battersby Tim Connor Jim Kuebelbeck Thomas Kwader Tim Rasmussen “Billy Bob Smith” Britt Storkson Harold White 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: www.worldwidedrillingresou or by calling 850-547-0102. 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Editorial contributions are welcome subject to editorial review.* WorldWide Drilling Resource ® reserves the right to refuse any advertisement . We Recycle PONDERING 2021 ~~~ As we embark on whatever 2021 holds in store for us, and leave 2020 in our rearview mirrors, WorldWide Drilling Resource, Inc. wants to take a moment to reflect on all the great friends we have made throughout this industry worldwide. We may not get to see them as often as we like, but please rest assured each and every one of you are thought about constantly and wished the very best life has to give. You have made our journey a happy and memorable one. I donate personally to many charities, and the St. Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota is very special to me. Why? Because so many give to charities far and wide. Many of those charities are not here in America - they are in other countries. So, those both elderly and youth- ful are forgotten despite the fact they are right here with us in the United States of America. This “Dreamcatcher” photo with the horses appearing to come right out of the “Dreamcatcher”, brought me to wonder if anyone knows the Legend of the “Dreamcatcher”? Well, you are right. I’m going to tell you about it right here on page 6 of this WorldWide drilling magazine. “Native Americans of the Great Plains believe the air is filled with both good and bad dreams. According to legend, the good dreams pass through the center hole to the sleeping person. The bad dreams are trapped in the web, where they per- ish in the light of dawn. Historically, dreamcatchers were hung in the tipi or lodge and on a baby’s cradleboard.” Courtesy of St. Joseph’s Indian School. Now that you can have all the good dreams come your way - may you have the most prosperous New Year ever. With that in mind, WWDR is loaded for bear We are a determined bunch here, and we are certainly determined to keep our Solid Gold Service ~ with a Smile!™ our number one priority. So, rest assured, if any- thing gets in the way of that promise - (well, you can fill in that blank). See you on the trail. First up - Mountain States and Virginia Water Well! With Pen - Comp uter in hand . . . Veronica I. “Ronnie” Jone s, 850-547-0102 Featured Articles for January - Hammers, Bits, Tools, and Rock Drills Newest Crawler Rig from SOOSAN America Page 17 Innovative Geothermal System Page 38 The Epiroc TH60 Page 37 Testing Tools and Technology for EGS Page 23 New Reaming Bit for Blastholes Page 35 Hybrid Bit Market Page 15