In this episode, anchor Brock Yordy interviews Marcus Laibe of Laibe Corp./Versa-Drill and Greg Halliday of Eijkelkamp North America about the technology coming to bear now in the drilling industry. It’s Driller Newscast episode 28.

“The days of the sore back and the broken hands or the hand injuries are coming to an end,” Halliday says. “People who are getting into it now, getting their education now, are coming into a completely different world.”

This episode covers:

  • Suicide awareness and prevention
  • The importance of mental health
  • Water sharing between India and Bangladesh
  • The U.N.’s Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6 and why it’s important
  • Transitioning from cable tool to sonic drilling, other new drilling technologies
  • Tool handling
  • The latest drilling technologies

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