Principles of drilling and completing water wells

Geologist Fernando Zulian with over 30 years of experience in well drilling will teach the mini course “Principles of Drilling and Completion of Water Wells”. There will be a 12h course, to be taught in the mornings of the 19th, 20th and 21st of May.

This introductory mini-course will cover basic notions on how to design a tubular well to collect groundwater, in order to meet the standards ABNT NBR 12212 and NBR 12244.

The main topics that will be covered are:

  • Introduction to the history of drilling in Brazil;
  • Well types;
  • Most used drilling methods;
  • Phases of execution of a well;
  • Practical exercise on how to design a tubular well.
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Geologist graduated from Universidade Estadual Paulista, Fernando Zulian has over 30 years of experience in well drilling and consulting, covering project and operations management, acquisitions and due diligence, and business development. Working mainly in the mining, water supply and oil and gas industries, Fernando has managed from small projects to projects worth US $ 35 million. The projects involved drilling vertical and directional wells to lower the water table and water supply, geological and hydrogeological characterization through geophysics, environmental monitoring, in addition to the implementation and operation of water and effluent treatment systems. His international experience includes services in countries like Brazil, United States of America, Mexico, Argentina, Australia and Colombia. As a guest professor, he taught classes on drilling techniques at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), in addition to serving as an adviser to the Board of Water Resources of the Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN), in the Reuse Committee of the Brazilian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (ABES / RJ) and guest member of the Business Council for the Environment and Sustainability of the Commercial Association of Rio de Janeiro ( ACRJ). He is currently Commercial Director of Water Services and Technologies where he also serves as a Geologist and Drilling Project Manager.