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McEllhiney lecture to explore use of drilling fluids


May 21, 2014
By Ground Water Canada

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May 21, 2014, Westerville, OH – Ronald B.
Peterson, will present the 2015 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture in Water Well
Technology, “Drilling Fluids: A Common Sense Approach,” hosted by the National Ground
Water Research and Educational Foundation.

May 21, 2014, Westerville, OH – Ronald B.
Peterson, will present the 2015 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture in Water Well
Technology, “Drilling Fluids: A Common Sense Approach,” hosted by the National Ground
Water Research and Educational Foundation.

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Peterson, senior account executive for Baroid
Industrial Drilling Products, hails from South Jordan, Utah, and has been
involved in the drilling industry for more than 36 years. Hired in 1977 by
Baroid as a field service representative, he has worked in various positions
for the company throughout his career.


Peterson will lecture on how using the
proper drilling fluid for a particular project is paramount to a successful
job. His presentation will cover the evolution of the water well industry; the
importance of proper project planning and follow-through, the functions of a
drilling fluid; the uses of bentonite, focusing on its use as a basis for
drilling fluids; the development of other drilling fluid additives and their
use to enhance fluid properties, proper selection of a grout; and the development
of grouts, along with the issues and limitations in placement and in attaining
a competent well seal.


Details on the lecture will be announced at
a future date. Learn more about Peterson and his lecture, as well
as for information on how to request a presentation.