MIDLAND PEGN 315 FIELD TRIP by Jennifer Miskimins
Midland, Texas – what better place to go for a PEGN 315 field session?! 44 students, six TA’s, and three instructors descended on “The Tall City” on Sunday, May 15th. Our first day started with a visit to XTO who hosted us on a fracturing location, various field locations, and in their offices. A huge shout-out to alum Taylor Hall for arranging all of that for us, along with some rockin’ Texas BBQ.
Day two started with a visit to the Midland City Council chambers, where the students had a chance to meet with and interview Midland’s mayor and two of the City Council members. The students (and teaching staff) learned a lot about the city’s inner workings and the impacts, both positive
How cold can it get in Texas - ask the ones that are shivering!
Can you find the well locations?
and negative, of the oil and gas industry on a city that is so tied to the industry. It was a great lesson for all on social responsibility. That afternoon, we visited the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum , which recently underwent a several million dollar facelift. A few current and former museum Board of Trustees members, who are Mines’ alums, met us and provided tours and insights into the museum. Truly, if you are ever in the Midland area, this museum is a must-visit! Museums can elicit visions of dusty old bits and equipment just lying around, however, this museum’s update was done
At the Rock Hounds baseball game with Juice the Moose.