- February 10, 2022
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
David Willoughby will present ” Advanced Horizontal Directional Drilling for Pipelines” on February 10, 2022 in Charlotte, NC
Early bird pricing if registered by 1/10 ($500 Market Price)
The Advanced Horizontal Directional Drilling course is offered as a one-day course that expands on some of the topics covered in our popular HDD course. The advanced course provides advanced coverage of topics such as HDD design, HDD alignment and borehole geometry, HDD constructability, HDD pipeline stress and D/t ratio analysis, HDD cost estimating, subsurface conditions borehole stability, HDD drilling fluids, drilling fluid design and testing, drilling fluid quantity estimating, and drilling fluid monitoring.
This learning opportunity will provide engineers and others working in the HDD industry with advanced coverage of technical information related to HDD design, construction, subsurface conditions and drilling fluids.
Advance HDD Design Considerations
- Limitations of HDD
- Alignment/profile/borehole Geometry Considerations
- Constructability Considerations
- Geotechnical Investigation Considerations
- Borehole Stability Considerations
Advance Coverage of Pipeline Stress During HDD
- Traction Stress
- Pipeline Elastic Instability
- D/t ratio and Pipe Wall Thickness Analysis
HDD Risk/Geotechnical/Contractual Considerations
HDD Cost Estimating
HDD Failure Analysis
HDD Drilling Fluids
- Purpose of Drilling Fluids
- Drilling Fluid Composition
- Drilling Fluid Behavior
- Drilling Fluid Recycling & Solids Control
- Drilling Fluid Hydraulics
- Drilling Fluid Quantity Estimating
Drilling Fluid Monitoring and Remediation
Certificate of completion awarding 7 PDHs
This webinar receives a 4.9 star out of 5 star rating!
“The instructor was good at presenting the material. He kept it interesting and engaging at a fair pace.”
“I thought the content provided a great continuation to the other HDD trainings offered by Technical Toolboxes.”
“Good real life examples coupled with the methods and calculations relevant to HDD Design.”
David A. Willoughby, RK&K Director, Energy & Corrosion (ret)
Mr. Willoughby has 40 years of experience in engineering, pipeline design, corrosion control, and management in the petroleum and utilities pipeline industry. His experience includes gas transmission and distribution systems, petroleum facilities, and water/sewer pipelines from conception through design, construction and testing, economic evaluation, and project field supervision. Mr. Willoughby has been responsible for the design, permitting, inspection, and construction administration of numerous horizontal directional drills (HDD) on pipeline projects. Mr. Willoughby is author of several articles and two books published by McGraw-Hill; Plastic Piping Handbook, 2002 and Horizontal Directional Drilling, 2005.
Mr. Willoughby provides HDD training to the pipeline and utility industries. He has presented HDD training to the engineering workshop at the N.C. Utilities Commission Office of Pipeline Safety Conference, Southern Gas Association Annual Conference and teaches several HDD programs a year for a broad list of clients such as Equitable Resources, Dominion Energy, FERC, National Gas Company of Trinidad, Public Service of NC, Exxon Pipeline, Shell Oil, Atlanta Gas and Light, Dominion Transmission, Columbia Gas Transmission, Colonial Pipeline, Questar Gas Company, Kansas Gas Services, HT Engineering, etc. Mr. Willoughby’s HDD training is used to provide Professional Development Hours (PDU) for professional engineers in many states, including Texas.
Venue: RK&K - Charlotte, NC