San Diego Branch Meeting- Production Well Screen Design and Efficiency Optimization

The San Diego Branch is pleased to present:

Production Well Screen Design and Efficiency Optimization

Kevin McGillicuddy, PG


This presentation will highlight the critical components of the well construction process with particular emphasis on the design of the well screen. Proper application of these design and construction techniques can maximize the well’s production potential and service life.  Additional topics will include screen comparison studies conducted in the laboratory and field conditions and a discussion on the hydraulic losses that contribute to drawdown in the well.  The primary goal for designing and constructing an efficient well is to minimize the hydraulic losses which will reduce the drawdown in the well, thereby resulting in lower pumping costs for the well owner. Included will be a discussion of pros, cons, and pricing of various screen and casing materials (e.g., PVC, low-carbon steel, high-strength low alloy steel, 304 stainless steel, 316 stainless steel, etc.).


Kevin McGillicuddy is the Chief Hydrogeologist for the Roscoe Moss Company. He joined the company in 1996 and serves as a technical liaison to municipal water agencies, groundwater consultants, and water well contractors in the U.S. and several foreign countries. Kevin was a founding member and Chair of the CA/NV AWWA Water Well Technology Committee and a member of the AWWA A100 Well Standards Committee. Prior to joining Roscoe Moss Company, he worked as Director of Recharge Operations and as a Senior Hydrogeologist for the Orange County Water District in Fountain Valley, CA. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Boston College and Masters’ of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Southern California. He is a Registered Geologist in the State of California.



Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $40.00
Students: $10.00

Please pay online by credit card or at the meeting by cash or check payable to: GROUNDWATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION (GRA). If you pay online by credit card, please check in at the venue with Trey Driscoll so that we can get an accurate count.


Dinner will be provided by Seaside Market catering. Main Course entrée options will be:

  • Grilled Lemon Basil Chicken Breast (Gluten Free)
    Served with Pesto Cream Dipping Sauce
  • Cardiff Crack Tri-Tip
    Served with Seaside BBQ Sauce, Au Jus or Horseradish Cream Sauce on the side
  • Grilled Salmon Filet Breast (Gluten Free)
    Lemon Pepper

If you have any announcements or questions, please contact the Branch President, Trey Driscoll ( at 760-415-1425, or Branch Treasurer Scott Snyder ( at 858-455-6944.

We are actively looking for potential speakers. If you have a topic or suggestion, please contact the Branch President.



Tue, June 19, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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