Drilling can be an insular industry, with companies reluctant to share tips, tricks and useful knowledge. So, what’s the benefit of sharing knowledge like that? This week, anchor Brock Yordy talks with former NGWA President Jeff Williams about spreading his wealth of know-how and his tips for hiring new drillers.

“It looks very different from the outside than it does from the inside,” Williams says of the drilling industry. “Once you get into the drilling business, you sort of have to have that in your blood in order to stand there day-in, day-out in rain, shine, wind, snow, hurricanes, tornadoes, you name it. … It takes a unique individual.”

This episode covers:

  • Tips for lightning safety protocol for drilling and construction
  • What is the 30/30 rule for lightning safety?
  • The upcoming Sackett vs. EPA case before the Supreme Court
  • How wetlands fit into aquifer recharge
  • Hiring in the drilling and geothermal industries
  • Hiring from outside the U.S. for drilling jobs
  • Fuel surcharges amid high inflation
  • Demand for geothermal drillers and rigs

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Drilling expert Brock Yordy is a regular The Driller contributing writer. Send news tips and interview suggestions to questions@askbrock.com.