NGWA Geo Forum

 

Home Up Feedback Contents Search

 

Home
Up


NGWA Geothermal Drilling Forum Program*

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

*Not all of the hyperlinks below will take you to additional information because this program is not complete at this time.  The hyperlinks below will take you to the NGWA Web site. 

          Wednesday, December 9, 2009: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Welcome  Alan Eades, NGWA President
9:05 a.m. Welcome  Todd Giddings, NGWA Geothermal Energy Interest Group Chairman

9:15 a.m.

Keynote: Geothermal Business Opportunities for the Groundwater Industry  - Ed  Wall, Department of Energy

9:45 a.m.

 

Geothermal Diversification Opportunities for Water-Well Drillers, Suppliers, Manufacturers, and Groundwater Scientists and Environmental Engineers  Todd Giddings, Ph.D., P.G., Todd Giddings and Associates, Inc.

10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

Panel: Who Does What? Installers, Loopers, and Contractors:  Jeff Urlaub, MEP Associates; Jack Henrich, MGWC, Bergerson-Caswell Inc.; Todd Giddings, Ph.D., PG, Todd Giddings and Associates Inc.

11:30 a.m.

Why You Should Be Going After Retrofit Geothermal Heat Pump System Work
Todd Giddings, Ph.D., P.G., Todd Giddings and Associates, Inc.
12:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided)  One-on-one discussions
    Lessons Learned:
1:30 p.m. One Loop in Ninety Nine to Go  Dominique Durbin, Durbin Geothermal, Inc.

2:00 p.m.

So This Is Where You Want Us to Drill  Dominique Durbin, Durbin Geothermal, Inc.

2:30 p.m.

Five Things You Should Never Do on a Geothermal Installation  Dave Pergel, Clearwater Geothermal Inc.
3:00 p.m. Break

3:20 p.m.

How to Decide Between Open-Loop Vs. Closed-Loop Geothermal Heat Pump Systems  Todd Giddings, Ph.D., P.G., Todd Giddings and Associates Inc.

3:50 p.m.

The Benefits and Detriments of Using Flowable Fill as a Grout Material in Geothermal Boreholes Todd Giddings, Ph.D., P.G., Todd Giddings and Associates, Inc.
4:20 p.m. How a Large Loop Field Was Redesigned to Overcome a Complete Loss of Mud-Rotary Circulation at Depth in the Boreholes  Todd Giddings, Ph.D., P.G., Todd Giddings and Associates, Inc.
4:50 p.m. Discussion
          Thursday, December 10, 2009: 8:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. Geothermal Cost Calculator

8:30 a.m.

Developing Technologies for Geothermal Application (Standing Column Wells and Radial Wells)

10:00 a.m.

Groundwater Resource Protection: The Regulatory Perspective on Geothermal Wells
11:00 a.m. Hot Topics

11:30 a.m.

Innovative Marketing Methods for Geothermal Heat Pump Systems  Todd Giddings, Ph.D., P.G., Todd Giddings and Associates, Inc.
12:00 p.m. Summary and Adjournment

Send mail to toddgiddings@verizon.net with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: 07/26/11