Colo. School of Mines School of Petroleum Newsletter 2014, Page 34

Colo. School of Mines School of Petroleum Newsletter 2014, Page 34



Saturday morning we drove to San Antonio to give the students a break and spend some time visiting the Alamo and River walk area. Sunday, the students decided to make a run to the beach area in Corpus Christi. We had a nice day playing soccer, football, and having fun in the water relaxing. We headed to Cuero, TX in the late afternoon to prepare for our tour of the Eagle Ford area.

Monday, we visited the Pioneer Natural Resources ’ Pawnee field office. The tour was organized by CSM alum Vance Hazard and his team of specialists. He and his team showed the students production, fracturing, and gas processing facilities. We had a wonderful time talking with Vance and thoroughly enjoyed the stories about Pioneer’s operation. We especially liked the story he told and the picture he showed that involved one of the students (Daniel Reeves) when he was a little kid.

Tuesday, we visited Anadarko’s Brassada Gas Processing facility. We were able to see their central command center, gas compressors, and glycol adsorption units. We were treated to a pizza lunch that was devoured by the students. I think it surprised our hosts how much college students can eat and may have even frightened them a bit to see how fast all that food was gone. That afternoon we headed back to Houston. We stopped at the Kemah boardwalk to enjoy the waterfront area.

Alum, Vance Hazard, with PE Student, Daniel Reeves after giving a tour of

Pioneer Gas Processing Facility

On Wednesday morning we visited Anadarko’s headquarters in the Woodlands. I think everyone was impressed with the company and wanted to start working immediately for them. The students were especially enthralled with the offshore presentation. They sat on the edge of their seats and I’ve never seen the students so engaged with question after question for their presenter. After the presentation we were given a tour of their building including the roof top garden area, basketball court, and workout gym. Needless to say, this was a highlight of the trip.

Group photo at Anadarko corporate office