engineering offices, we were provided with a logging short course and a variety of presentations on the different tools that the students were able to see and work with in the morning.
As the fifth day rolled around, the students had seen their fair share of pumping units, so what better way to anchor the trip than with a visit to the Don-Nan Pump & Supply Company , a rod pump manufacturing center. Josh Carty and his team at Don-Nan were fantastic in providing tours of their 43-acre facility, as well as a rod pump short course. Once again, we’d like to thank an alum in helping out with this visit – Mr. Barry Thomas and his daughter, Hannah
Touring Don-Nan Pumps and their working pumping unit display.
Thomas (a current Mines’ PE student) were instrumental in getting this visit pulled together (a shout-out to Mrs. Thomas too who made us some awesome homemade cookies!!)
Visiting XTO and learning about facilities and operations.
Day five ended with attending a Midland Rock Hounds baseball game in the evening. Of course, prior to going to the game, we realized that several people had not only never been to a game, but weren’t familiar with the rules. Therefore, an impromptu baseball tutorial was held in the parking lot of the Fairfield Inn and Suites prior to leaving for the game. Dr. Prasad is still trying to relate home runs to cricket wickets! All and all, a very busy, successful trip to Midland!!
Midland, TX, field session at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum.