National Drilling Association to host Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

NDA-New-LogoThe National Drilling Association will host its Annual Convention from October 17-19 at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Tim Connor, management and leadership speaker, trainer and international best-selling author of more than 80 books, will present the keynote address, “The Critical Basics that Every Manager/Supervisor Must Understand, Embrace and Implement.”

Other presentation topics include:

  • “Drilling in a Karst Environment,” presented by Larry Madrid, PE at Madrid Engineering

  • “Geophysics Relationship with Drilling,” presented by Mr. Mike Wightman, president of Geoview

  • “Equipment Appraisals and Business Appraisals –  What They Are, What They Mean, What to Do with Them,” presented by Michael A. Salvadore, Jr., SPA, MPPA, president of Salvadore Auctions

  • “Drilling and Production Thread Compounds,” presented by Joe Large of Jet-Lube

  • “Geotechnical Uncertainty – Magnifying Profits in Foundations Design,” presented by W. Ray Wood, executive vice president of Fugro Consultants, Atlantic Division

  • “New Revenue Streams for Drillers,” presented by Bill Dahl of Emagineered Solutions

  • “Okeechobee Project,” presented by Jim Hussin, director of Hayward Baker

  • “Safety,” presented by Rick Hutchings, CME

  • “Hurricane Deck Project,” presented by Chuck Valenta of Terracon

The convention will also feature educational and networking sessions; a President’s Dinner with awards, entertainment and prizes at the hotel; and a golf outing at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. Disney discounts are available.

Attendees will have the chance to earn 8 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

For more information, or to register, visit