I also want to add that it was raining and cold. In fact, with the exception of Friday afternoon, it was cold and raining most of the time in Oklahoma. Go figure…I thought for certain we would be hot and muggy.
weather turned warmer and dryer, making for a fine end of my seventeenth Field Session I. Yet another fine trip. Thank you’s go out to all named and unnamed that make these opportunities so valuable for our students.
Day 5 saw us on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike heading out to Ward Petroleum’s operations near Chickasha. They had a horizontal well they were finishing up. It was very instructive being able to see production equipment and to trace the lines from wellhead to sales. Thanks goes to James Jackson for leading us, John Keeling, Wally Gilbreath, and Joel Acosta for supporting the tour, and to Marshall Hall in Fort Collins and Bill Ward in Enid for arranging our visit. From Ward we went to the Arbuckle Mountains (the students couldn’t figure out why they were called “mountains”) in southern Oklahoma where we spent the afternoon on a geology field trip. Richard Andrews and Brittany Pritchett were our guides from the Oklahoma Geological Survey .
See you somewhere next year!
Finally, we headed over to the Chickasaw National Recreational Area near Sulphur for a well-deserved dinner of Oklahoma BBQ and recreation by the Little Niagara Falls. This is a very nice area; I can recommend a visit. The
Little Niagara Falls CNRA.
On a production location with Ward Petroleum.
El Reno Schlumberger Camp.