Colo. School of Mines School of Petroleum Newsletter 2014, Page 21

Colo. School of Mines School of Petroleum Newsletter 2014, Page 21



Caliente Geothermal, Barree & Associates, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Chevron, Devon Energy, Dewardt and Company, Elk Petroleum, Foundation Energy Management, HRM Resources, Great Western Oil & Gas, Ice Drilling Design and Operations, K.P. Kauffman Company, Oil E. Services, Sandia National Laboratory, Stimlab, Surtek, Ultra

Petroleum, U.S. Navy Geothermal Program Office, and Ward Petroleum. Finally, a large thanks to the numerous individuals that donated their time to come and hear the students’ final presentations and provide feedback on them.

The students seemed to thoroughly enjoy the opportunity, and in traditional Mines’ style, took on the challenges presented to them head on and with a great deal of enthusiasm. One of the students had the following to say about the experience: “I definitely would recommend it to my peers…you’re getting practical experience doing something that you would actually do as an engineer working for a company.”

Special guest John de Wardt gave a lecture on “Key Performance Indicators in

Drilling Operations” to the students in the drilling externship.

We hope that next year oil prices rebound and internship hires return to previous levels. However, if not, the success of this pilot problem is encouraging and we’ll plan to provide these opportunities again next summer. If you’d like to be involved next year, please contact Erdal Ozkan ( or Jennifer Miskimins ( for more information on how to get involved.

More production records research at the COGCC in downtown Denver.

Students on a lab tour at Surtek.

Externship participants, mentors, and faculty at the conclusion of the program.