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Annual Resource Drilling Fundamentals Training Seminar

Dates for 2021 to Be Announced

The professional staff of Fleming College have contributed to this course material. The college has been teaching drilling application and accrediting competent driller’s for over thirty years. Their curriculum and methods bring a polished approach to our week long seminar. Emphasis is placed towards “hands on” experience, with component items brought into the classroom, walks into our manufacturing facility to better understand major components (top heads, rotaries, pumps, compressors, etc.) and actual drilling in the field of rotary, top head and environmental drills. Special emphasis is placed on supplying you, the student, with literature, charts, tables, formulas, etc. to take home and refer to for years to come.

Director Approved 21 hours Continuing Education Credits (CEC) by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC)

Participant Comments:

“Everyone at GEFCO & the Fleming Professors are friendly, helpful and always willing to go the extra mile.          I came away with a fuller understanding of drill rigs, methods, bits and techniques. This training has helped me to be a better resource for the drillers    I regulate ” Sara Fry, Private Water Supply (Wisconsin DNR).


“Amazing job!! I learned how and why we are successful in what we do, and really how it all works. Before the class  I just knew it worked, but didn't know why” John Hintzke, Hintzke Well Drilling






Schedule of Events

Hands on Activities


Arrive by NOON

Meet & Greet 3:30 - 5:30pm


7:45am   Arrive at GEFCO

8:00am-5:30pm Seminar

Thursday Evening 

6:30pm Banquet Night

The Banquet is business casual dress (Men:  Nice dress shirt/jeans.  Women:  Dress or Pants)

6:30-7:15pm Cocktails and Appetizers

7:15 - 8:00pm Meal

8:00-8:30pm Awards Presentation


Day 1

8:00 - 9:00 Am Introductions

9:00 –9:15 am Why do we drill?

9:15 - 12:00 pm Rotary Rig Fundamentals

Lunch: 12-1 pm

1:00-2:30 pm Shop Tour

2:30-5:00 pm Geology & Cutting Actions

5:00 - 5:30: Topic Overview for the day

5:30 pm: Class Photo​

day 2

8:00 am - 11:00 am Mud Drilling

11:00 am—12 pm Lab - Mud Drilling

Lunch: 12-1 pm

1:00 - 4:00 pm Mud Drilling Continued—Demo

4:00 - 5:30 pm Grouting and Abandonment


8:00 am - 12:00 9m Geotechnical Environmental Lab

Lunch: 12:00—1:00 pm

1:00 pm—3:30 pm Lab - Hands on Activity

3:30 - 5:00 pm Drill String & Components

5:00 - 5:30 pm Wrap up & overview comments

day 4

8:00 am - 10:00 am Well Development

10:15—11:00 am - Lab Rig Components used for Air & DTHH Drilling

11:00 am—12:00 pm Air Drilling Fundamentals

Lunch: 12-1:00 pm

1:00 - 5:00 pm Air Drilling Fundamentals Continued

6:30 PM Banquet Night

day 5

8:00 am - 10:00 pm Lab - Air Drilling in Over Burden

10:15 am—12:00 pm Lab - Air drilling in Rock

Lunch: 12:00—1:00 pm

1:00 - 3:00 pm Other Drilling Systems

3:00-4:00 pm Overview & Comments Dismiss

Course Outline

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