Horizontal Directional Drilling- Introduction and Fundamentals (trial version)

  • Author: Technical
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 1 hour
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Course overview
This e-Learning module is offered as a 1-hour self-paced course that is geared to introduce the student to HDD.

The objective is for the student to gain an understanding of the basics and fundamentals of HDD on buried pipelines.

The course will introduce the student to the various stages of HDD and HDD equipment

  • Video time: 1 hour
  • Exam: 1

David Willoughby

Content SME for Horizontal Directional Drilling 
Mr. Willoughby has 40 years of experience in engineering, pipeline design, corrosion control, and management in the petroleum and utilities pipeline industry. His experience includes gas transmission and distribution systems, petroleum facilities, and water/sewer pipelines from conception through design, construction and testing, economic evaluation, and project field supervision.

Mr. Willoughby has been responsible for the design, permitting, inspection, and construction administration of numerous horizontal directional drills (HDD) on pipeline projects.

He is the author of several articles and two books published by McGraw-Hill, The Plastic Piping Handbook (2002) and Horizontal Directional Drilling (2005).Mr. Willoughby provides HDD training to the pipeline and utility industries.

He has presented at the engineering workshop at N.C. Utilities Commission Office of the Pipeline Safety Conference and the Southern Gas Association Annual Conference.

Mr. Willoughby’s HDD training is used to provide Professional Development Hours (PDU) for professional engineers in many states, including Texas.