WorldWide Drilling Resource

30 DECEMBER 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® 2023 Convention & Trade Show January 10-11, 2023 Paragon Casino Resort Marksville, LA For more information, contact Joel Walton at (225) 744-4554 or e-mail Registration Forms Available online at: Tuesday 10th: Happy Hour 6 pm Dinner 7 pm Bingo 8 pm Wednesday 11th: Convention & Trade Show, Educational Seminars This will be your ONLY opportunity to earn Education Points for Louisiana! Environmental Monitoring by Thomas Kwader, Ph.D., P.G. Owner, Qwater Well Developer and WorldWide Drilling Resource Wo ® Hydrogeologist The Value of Good Drilling Logs Well Worth the Time and Effort One of the first things an established drilling professional teaches a new one is to write everything down in an organized manner in a logbook. The logbook should contain the property name, and address, as well as type and intended use of the well. Other useful information should include a description of the drilling process and the soils encountered and materials used, type, lengths, screens, etc. Some drilling contractors take notes and rewrite the details when the well is completed; however, I recommend documenting carefully as drilling progresses because we never seem to “go back” and finish the details later. Good well logs also help if the well develops a problem in the future. Good notes can assist in identifying problem soil horizons, such as clays and fine sands, which may enter the well in the future. Lengths and diameters of pipe can help in repairing problems ten years down the road when our memories do not work as well, especially after about the 50th well. Good well logs can also help if a disgruntled customer decides to sue you, and your memory is unclear as to where or if you grouted the well. A judge will not look favorably upon your poor memory and lack of documentation. Another financial reason for maintaining good well logs is if you decide to sell your business, the logbooks will be a good selling point to a potential buyer by providing drilling records for all your wells - locations, depths, geological records, well completion reports, etc. It will make your business even more favorable for purchase if you have well records that no one else has over a large area. Good drilling professionals keep great records. Think about it! Tom Tom Kwader may be contacted via e-mail to ENV Irrigation by: Rain Bird Academy Training January 9-13 ~ Boston, MA phone: 800-498-1942 E-mail: More education opportunities during events can be found by clicking here online at: Education Connection