• July 8, 2020 - July 9, 2020
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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David Willoughby will present this 1.5 -day, “Horizontal Directional Drilling – Coverage of HDD for Utility and Pipeline Application” Training as a live webinar on July 8th 2020.

Price Reduced to $800.00 per person.

This training has the minimum required to hold the class. Further information to be provided upon registration.


The Horizontal Directional Drilling webinar is offered as a 1.5-day webinar that covers Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) feasibility analysis and design. This webinar provides technical information on HDD equipment, design, product pipe stress analysis, and construction techniques. The course is geared to provide the student with a thorough knowledge of the HDD basics and transition to an in-depth overview of HDD feasibility and design. The course focus will be on HDD with steel and plastic pipelines. The webinar includes design calculations with examples.

 PDHs Available

12 PDHs available with Certificate of Completion

Who Should Attend

–Pipeline engineers
–Utility engineers
–Consulting engineers
–Any other technical individuals with the responsibility of managing, operating or maintaining pipeline, trunk or distribution systems

Course Outline

HDD Basics

HDD Equipment & Tracking

Subsurface Conditions

Borehole Stability

HDD Design

Steel Pipe Stress Analysis

Plastic Pipe Stress

HDD Workshop & Examples

Webinar Feedback

4.7 Out of 5 Stars – Verbal Presentation
5.0 Out of 5 Stars – Technical Scope

“This webinar was very informative and in my opinion, a good value.”
“I really enjoyed the content of the presentation. There was a lot of information, but I didn’t feel overwhelmed  by it.”
“Good mastery of material and delivery of content.”
“Great instructor. Enjoyed the class”
“…the presentation was very well put together and presented in a way that made it easy to understand.”
“Great class.”
“This was one of the most useful technical classes that I have attended. I think the knowledge that I have gained from the class will help us reduce some of the risks in our future HDDs.”
“David is an excellent speaker/presenter, extremely informative.”
“Thanks so much for putting on a great training session. The course was very informative, and I’ve gotten many positive comments from folks who attended.”
“Overall, this is one of the best courses I have ever attended.”
“I really enjoyed the content of the presentation. There was a lot of information, but I didn’t feel overwhelmed by it.”


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 the 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 N.C. Utilities Commission Office of Pipeline Safety Conference, Southern Gas Association Annual Conference. Mr. Willoughby’s HDD training is used to provide Professional Development Hours (PDU) for professional engineers in many states, including Texas.

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