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

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



Pereyra (along with a number of graduate students) were our informative hosts. That afternoon, since we were going to the Baker Hughes Centrilift manufacturing facility in Claremore the next day, Alex Vilcinskas came with Paul Reid, Kathy Shirley, and Icoa Leon-Lewis (who was the main coordinator for the tour), all from Centrilift, to give us a grand overview of artificial lift and especially ESP’s.

Beggs, OK. They have a really nice drilling rig there. They had just finished up testing some logging tools, so we were able to crawl around the now quiet rig. Quite the experience to see this operation up close. Thanks goes out to Ed Robinet and Mike McEntire and their BETA Team. And kudos to Bobby Grimes at Hughes Christensen for getting us to the right people!

Waiting on the steps of the OCC.

On Day 2, we did go to Claremore to tour not only the Baker Hughes Centrilift Manufacturing Center , but also the Artificial Lift Research and Technology Center , and the Centrilift Cable Manufacturing Plant . There were a LOT OF Baker Hughes people (31 tour guides) helping make the tour grand and helpful. They have a lot to offer there. Wow! But wait….there’s more. We headed down south to the Baker Hughes Experimental Test Area (a.k.a. BETA) near

Mathena Well Control. Oklahoma Corporation Commission discussion.

Centrilift Manufacturing and Mines.