Touring a Ward Petroleum pumping unit in Central Oklahoma.
We left Tulsa on the morning of Day 3 to go to Packer’s Plus in Oklahoma City. DJ Snyder gave the students an excellent talk on horizontal completions and then Salvador Ramirez, Pablo Hernandez, Matt Morin, and Jennifer Hebert showed us what the completion equipment looked like. Then we headed downtown to the Oklahoma Corporation
Commission . There, in a court room no less, we had the head of the commission, Tim Baker, welcome us and various OCC folks talk with us about the interaction of the government and industry from waste control to induced seismicity. Ms. Virginia Hullinger was our host and Mike Moore, Bob McCoy, Steve Vinje, Dan Walkup, Laura Erichsen, James Phelps, Mark Haden, Phillip Jones, Vincente Vasquez, and Jim Marlatt all discussed aspects of government oversight. We also had a chance to see the Devon Outdoor Oilfield History Museum and a protest about some expressway east of OKC.
Examining outcrop in the northeast Arbuckle Mountains.
We left for El Reno on Day 4 (20 miles!) and spent the morning with Weir Wellheads and Mathena . Joe McNeil and Matt Green showed us around both companies’ operations, respectively. Rick Davis helped us get that tour rigged up. That afternoon, right down the road was Schlumberger’s camp for cementing and other activities. We had a chance to see and climb on cementing equipment and to see loading and storage facilities. Thanks go to Conrad Longman and to Jonas Vargas here in Denver for helping to arrange this. Assisting Conrad were Cody Carter, Charbel Chaghouri, Jessie Voo, Jordon Reussel, Obaid Samuel, and Mike Martin.
BETA Rig near Beggs, OK