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
This class has met the minimum to be held and is continuing to accept registrations.
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 limitations to be considered during HDD design, HDD alignment, borehole geometry, HDD constructability, HDD pipeline stress and D/t ratio analysis, HDD cost estimating, subsurface conditions, geotechnical investigation considerations, borehole stability, HDD drilling fluids, drilling fluid quantity estimating, and HDD risk considerations.
This learning opportunity will provide engineers and others working in the HDD industry with advanced coverage of technical information related to HDD design, feasibility analysis, construction, subsurface conditions and drilling fluids.
Advance HDD Design Considerations
- Limitations of HDD
- Alignment/profile/borehole Geometry Considerations
- Constructability Considerations
- Subsurface Conditions and Geotechnical Investigation Considerations
- Borehole Stability Considerations
Advance Coverage of Pipeline Stress During HDD
- Pipeline Elastic Instability
- D/t ratio and Pipe Wall Thickness Analysis
HDD Cost Estimating
Drilling Fluid Quantity Estimating
HDD Drilling Fluids
Certificate of completion awarding 7 PDHs
Breakfast and lunch
This webinar receives a 5 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.”
“The webinar provided much more information than I had expected. The discussion, as well as the handouts, are extremely beneficial for my current position as a project manager at a natural gas company.”
“Mr. Willoughby is very knowledgeable with the subject matter and presents the information in a nice, professional way. he was able to keep my attention throughout the entire presentation.”
“His experience in the field was obvious and I felt very confident in asking questions.”
“Great discussions, great real-life examples, great slide deck.”
“Very knowledgeable. I was impressed.”
“The webinar provided much more information than I had expected. The discussion as well as the handouts, are extremely beneficial for my current position as a project manager at a natural gas company.”
“Very knowledgeable. I was impressed.”
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