Colo. School of Mines School of Petroleum Newsletter 2014, Page 38

Colo. School of Mines School of Petroleum Newsletter 2014, Page 38



Another interesting place in Vernal, besides the excellent Utah Field House Museum, is the I Love Drilling store. Every year students visit to get hats, bumper stickers, and tee shirts. They take pictures, lots of pictures. They post them in the hallway and on their social sites. This year I had a student ask me when the “official” visit to the store was. Because of this exposure, the student thought I brought the entire class to see them. While, I haven’t yet, the associated juice bar earned national news exposure for their two tiered price system. Liberals pay more ($5.95), than conservatives ($4.95) for their excellent smoothies.

Wellbore simulator: Check. Tape measure: Check. Last Geology

Assignment: Check.

We are also grateful to Chevron and Production Logging Services for arranging presentations for the three sessions (week, after week, after week). Because of some personnel movement, much of the Chevron presentations were handled by two people, Roy Cramer and Rick Moran. They did a great job of tying together what we had previously seen at the outcrop. Rick had some interesting new slides of Mancos shale surface fracture indications. These indications were used to help select the first well locations in the Rangely area. Craig and Kevin Stratton once again, no twice, no thrice, gave the students a production logging primer. Like Chevron, Production Logging Services provided the students lunch. If you happen to be in Vernal, Utah, you need to ask where PLS got the excellent lasagna.

PE students gathering natural fracture orientations

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