This week starts with an interview with Brian Brogan, an author on construction leadership, at the 2023 National Drilling Association conference. Then, host Brock Yordy and editor Jeremy Verdusco conclude their interview with Tanner Kuhl, a mechanical engineer and driller with the U.S. Ice Drilling Program.
Kuhls goes deeper into the scientific project in Greenland he told us about in episode 77, from the specialized fluids to what goes through his head when you lose circulation on such a high-states project.
“Initially, it’s demoralizing because at that point in the season we didn’t have time to move,” Kuhl says. “We knew that this borehole was our one shot because it would have taken us at least a week and a half to move the rig, and then you have to go through all those processes of re-drilling the pilot hole and re-casing and everything.”
This episode covers:
- Professionalism in construction fields
- Inspiring young people to join construction fields
- How drilling can help advance climate science
- Preparing to drill in remote areas with extreme temperatures
- The Agile Sub-Ice Geological (ASIG) drill used in Greenland and Antarctica
- Drilling ice versus clay or rock
- Fluids for sub-zero drilling
- Tips for young people considering engineering or drilling fields
Thanks for joining us. Whether you’re at your desk or on the way to the jobsite listening in the truck, start your week with us.
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Drilling expert Brock Yordy is a regular The Driller contributing writer. Send news tips and interview suggestions to email@example.com.