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Gefco Drill School 

Resource Drilling Fundamentals


In response to the growing demand for skilled professionals in the water well drilling industry, GEFCO reprised its Drill School, a comprehensive five-day training program design to equip students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to excel in the field. Last hosted in 2019, Drill School was back and better than ever! 

Drill School which was held in two separate sessions: February 26th - March 1st and April 29th - May 3rd this year at BAUER Equipment America in Conroe, Texas had a combined 60 students attend both sessions. Organized by BAUER Certified Training Partner, Bruce Bradley, Drill School provided students with a unique opportunity to receive hands-on training and professional instruction from industry experts such as Jim Smith of the Resources Drilling and Blasting Program at Fleming College in Ontario, Canada. 

During Drill School, a GEFCO 90K drill rig, owned by Skytech Drilling, was used to perform live demonstrations. The GEFCO 90K is a heavy-duty, diesel-powered, air/mud hydraulic top drive drill designed for large water well drilling. 

The students witness the upgraded GEFCO flagship. With the mast lifted 35 feet in the air, the operators successfully demonstrated various drilling techniques, including air drilling and mud drilling. During the final day, the instructors focused on air drilling, showcasing to the students how deep boreholes can be drilled into rock formations and may be effective where other drilling methods aren't feasible. 

"This Drill School is well organized, well thought out and informative," says David Helgeson of Drillworx. "As a salesman, I hope to learn information here to better help my customers"


Students from Session 1 | February 26 - March 1, 2024

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Students from Session 2 | April 29 - May 3, 2024


The Training Continues

Drill School may be over, but the training doesn't end there. We offer other opportunities for education and training throughout the year. For more information about GEFCO training, contact our training department. 


"I learned a lot more about geology, which is something that I need to better understand when working in the office and creating construction reports"

Faith Smith, Sam's Well Drilling

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