Summary of Qualifications

Key Personnel

Professional Registration and Certification:

CDL, Class A
Ohio Water Well
Pennsylvania Water Well
West Virginia Water Well
West Virginia Monitoring Well
MSHA Surface Certification
MSHA Gas Training
Safety Sensitive Certification

Professional Training:

Hazwoper Training – 40 hours
Hazwoper Training – 8 hours
Surface and Construction MSHA Training
MSHA Training – 8 hours
CPR / First Aid Training
Shell Orientation Safety Training
Absolute Zero Training

With more than 42 years of experience in the drilling industry, Mark has performed Air Rotary, Air Coring, Soil Boring, Soil Sampling, Monitoring Well Installation, and Water Wells.  He has experience related to industrial sites, working in “D”, “C”, and “B” levels.

Mark has extensive experience in geotechnical, environmental, and coal related projects. He has experience performing and supervising soil borings with air rotary & hollow-stem augers, collection of soil samples using standard penetration methods, shelby tubes, continuous samplers, and conventional wireline coring, piezometer, packer testing, pregrout and groundwater monitoring wells.

Methane drainage wells, power boreholes, water boreholes, diesel emulsion boreholes, pumpable crib holes with up to 5 strings of pipe, dewatering holes with pumps and controls, rock dust boreholes with 3 strings of pipe, gravel boreholes, and hydro-frac water wells comprise the qualifications of Mark’s experience with coal related projects.

His project list includes:

  • Dupont, Confidential Site – Virginia
  • Browning Ferris, Inc. – Ohio
  • Civil & Environmental – Ohio
  • RG Johnson Co., Inc. – Pennsylvania
  • Kimble Sanitary Landfill – Ohio
  • Shaw Environmental – Pennsylvania
  • Consol Energy
    • Ohio Valley Operations
    • Pennsylvania Operation
    • North West Virginia Operations
  • Eagon & Associates – Ohio
  • Murray American Energy
    • Marshall County Mine
    • Ohio County Mine
    • Harrison County Mine
  • Arch Coal
  • Alpha Natural Resources
  • Emerald Coal Company
  • Cumberland Coal Company
  • CB&I Environmental and Infrastructure
  • Mountaineer Excavating
  • Sonic Drilling

Mark’s long tenure in the drilling industry began in 1975.  Since then, he has filled many different rolls.
HD Sonic Drilling, Inc. – East Palestine, OH


HD Sonic Drilling maintains full insurance coverage including comprehensive liability, pollution liability, workman’s compensation, and auto insurance. HD Sonic Drilling can be bonded when necessary for most projects. We have the ability to modify insurance coverage when necessary to meet a particular client’s needs. Insurance certificates are available upon request.

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