Event Info

The Southwestern Petroleum Short Course is scheduled for May 22-25, 2017.  The SWPSC Conference will take place at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Lubbock, TX (1501 Mac Davis Lane).

 

Recommended Hotels

Overton Hotel and Conference Center

2322 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401
United States

This newly built full-service hotel is offering a single rate of $129 per night. Please mention Southwestern Petroleum Short Course for this rate

Special Rate:
$129.00
Hyatt Place

2309 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401
United States

This property just opened last year. The Hyatt Place is offering a rate $130 per night.  This rate includes AM Kitchen Skillet Breakfast daily. Mention Southwestern Petroleum Short Course when making reservations for this rate.  Reservations must be made by May 3.  

Reservations can be made either by calling into the hotel (1-800-992-8164) or online. To make the reservations online, the guest simply needs to go to the line below and enter their requested dates. In the “corporate or group code” box, they will need to enter *G-SPSC*.

Special Rate:
$130.00
Courtyard Lubbock Downtown

308 Ave. V
Lubbock, TX 79416
United States

This newer hotel is offering a rate of $129 per night.  The cutoff date for this property is May 5.  Mention the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course when making reservations to receive this special rate. 

Special Rate:
$169.00

Daily Events

Monday, May 22, 2017
Registration and Check-in -

Registration and Check-in  for Monday, May 22, will be in the South Pedestrian Mall- south end of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.  

Monday's Pre-Conference School -

Fundamentals of Sucker Rod Lift School
        Jim McCoy and Lynn Rowlan – Echometer Company
        Rodney Sands – Harbison-Fischer
        Tony Podio – University of Texas
        Russell Stevens – Rod Lift Consulting, Schlumberger Company
        Douglas Hixon and Richard Biever – GE Oil & Gas

“Fundamentals of Sucker Rod Lift” is a one-day seminar on the principles and operations of sucker rod lift.  Each component of the sucker rod lift system is discussed including the pumping unit, rods, tubing, pump, downhole gas separator and prime mover.  How the components function and interact with each other is presented so that the attendee can understand the entire operating system and how the components interact.  An understanding of the reservoir and its production potential and behavior is also presented so that the attendee can optimize the well’s performance.  Attendees will learn the principles of sucker rod lift systems and how to produce wells efficiently.  The results of application of this information in the field will be an increase in production, a reduction in operating expense and greater profits.

Gas Lift School
    Matt Young – Flowco Production Solutions 

This one day gas lift training class is designed to give oil and gas operators a full review of gas lift equipment, operations and applications in regards to artificial lift.  The Gas Lift seminar is designed to provided oil and gas field personnel and engineers who handle production operations with the ability to understand and operate gas lift systems.  Engineers, operators and field personnel gain the understanding of the effects of gas lift in relation to a producing system.  The objective of the course is to:
•    Provide a thorough review about the theory, and mechanics of gas lift to operators involved inoil and gas production.
•    Demonstrate the advantages and limitations of the gas lift system.
•    Teach the attendees about system evaluations, design, installation, operation, and troubleshooting of the gas lift system. 

Managing Production Chemical Treating Programs School 
        Becky Ogden – Multi Chem/Halliburton    
        Scott Malone – Norris Rods/DAL
        Norm Hein – OGOS
    
Feedback from the recent Fundamentals (or Introduction) to Production Chemicals Schools included requests to spend more time on actual Production Chemical treating, testing, results, interpretations and recommended path forwards. This newly developed school will     provide a review of the normal treating chemical testing procedures and expansion of the     information on results and recommendations provided with real life examples of test     report recommendations. The production chemical treatments that will be covered include: corrosion, scale, and paraffins/asphaltenes.

Buffet Luncheon -

The Buffet Luncheon is included with registration.  

Exhibitor Set Up -

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall will be open from 1;00 pm - 6:00 pm for exhibitor set up. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Registration and Check-In - -

Registration and Check-in for Tuesday, May 23, will be located in the Exhibit Hall - south end.  

Exhibits -

Exhibits will be located in the Exhibit Hall of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

Exhibit Hall Opens -

The Exhibit Hall will open Tuesday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.  Lunch will be served in the Exhibit Hall for all registrants.  

Tuesday's Pre-Conference Schools -

Understanding the Top Secret for Rod Pumped Wells (Incomplete Pump Fillage)
O. Lynn Rowlan, Echometer
Norman W. Hein, Oil & Gas Optimization Specialists

There are a variety of "secrets" for producing sucker rod lifted wells to provide optimum operations and profits.  Another term for “secrets” would be recommended practice.  Some of these practices include properly installing equipment in the well, providing proper chemical treatments, preventing rod on tubing wear, identifying cause of well failures, and periodic surveillance of the well.  Dynamometer and fluid level surveys are used to identify when the well is properly operating and when there are operating problems.  But, probably the top “secret” is to produce wells with complete pump fillage.  More efficient operations and lower failure rate will result if wells are operated with a pump filled with liquid.  Frequently rod pumped wells fail due to the exact same problem.  Therefore, these recommended practices must not be known by the operator or must be “secrets”.

This school will delve into first identifying what issue is causing the problem to the operation of the well.  Trouble shooting and problem solving of various conditions will be discussed. Topics include: fluid level reports, dynamometer examples, downhole gas separation considerations and selection of equipment. 

 

Artificial Lift Methods School
David Wenger, Mark Laine, Randy Matthews, Ryan Kosmicki 
Weatherford 
        
This is a one day seminar to discuss and understand some of the different types of Artificial Lift Systems that are being used today. 

Reciprocating Rod Lift - Each component of the system will be discussed from the surface equipment to the downhole parts to understand how each function interacts with each other and what types of applications that this type of lift is being used.

Gas Lift- Understand how a Gas Lift System is designed and how each component operates. We will also discuss what applications and well conditions that Gas Lift is being used in as well as showing the attendees well conditions in the Gas Lift simulator to have an understanding of how each component works downhole.

Capillary Injection- Capillary Injection can be used as a form of Artificial Lift or as a protection system for pinpoint chemical injection. Each will be discussed so that the attendees will have an understanding of the different applications and how each can be used. 

Hydraulic Lift- Hydraulic Lift is an Artificial Lift Method that uses pressurized fluid from the surface to power a downhole pump. The two types of downhole pumps are Jet pumps and Piston pumps. Hydraulic Lift allow you to: treat your well through powerfluid, eliminate tubing wear, and reduce work over rigs on your location.

 

CANCELLED --- Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) Design and Troubleshooting School
        James F. Lea, PL Tech. LLC
        David Divine
    
    Session I
Introduction and discussion of the components that make up the ESP lift system with special attention payed to component selection for wells that produce with high gas volumes, abrasives, scale, asphaltenes, wax and other difficult operating conditions.
 
Session II
An ESP lift system will be designed with examples of methods and component design for the harsh producing conditions discussed in Session I. Also, how the intake pressure, discharge pressure, gas, fluid properties, tubing friction, WHP, velocity past the motor, well temperature, depth, and other factors affect the design will be discussed.  
 
Session III
Discussion of the measured operating data, in order of importance, that should be monitored for the successful analysis of the ESP lift system and the well productivity as it is being produced. Later there will be a discussion of the use of the monitored data for trouble shooting producing problems. Class input is always welcomed but particularly during this session.
 
Session IV
A discussion of the recommended practice for tearing down and analyzing failed ESP equipment with discussion of methods to help determine the root cause(s) of the failure (RCF). Again, class input is particularly welcomed during this session.

Buffet Luncheon -

The Buffet Luncheon is included with registration.  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Registration -

Registration for the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course will open Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 25 at 8:00 am in south end of the Exhibit Hall.  

Exhibits -

Exhibits will be located in the Exhibit Hall of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

Authors' Meeting -

Authors and presenters are required to attend the "Authors' Meeting.  The meeting is in Room 107, 8:30 am-9:00 am.  Authors and presenters will have a chance to ask last minute questions and receive important information. 

Technical Presentations -

Please see presentation schedule for papers, times and locations. 

Buffet Luncheon -

The buffet luncheon is included with your registration.  Lunch will be served in the Exhibit Hall.

Wednesday Afternoon Break -

Please join us in the Exhibit Hall from 3:00 -3:30 for refreshments and door prize drawings. 

Exhibitor Break Down -

Exhibitors may begin breaking down at 4:00, Wednesday afternoon after the afternoon break once the crowd has cleared the room.  All exhibitors must be cleared out of the Exhibit Hall by 6:00 pm.

Authors' Recognition and Awards Banquet -

Please join us for the Authors' Recognition and Awards Social and Banquet.  Authors and award recipients will be recognized along with other special guest and supporters of the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course.  

Slonneger Award Recipient - Steve Metcalf

Duane A Crawford Award Recipient - Prentice Creel 

6:30 - Social (cash bar)

7:00 - Dinner

This event is being held at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane, in the Horizon Ballroom.  

Authors' Recognition and Awards Banquet -

Please join us for the Authors' Recognition and Awards Social and Banquet.  Authors and award recipients will be recognized along with other special guest and supporters of the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course.  

Slonneger Award Recipient - Steve Metcalf

Duane A Crawford Award Recipient - Prentice Creel 

6:30 - Social (cash bar)

7:00 - Dinner

This event is being held at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane, in the Horizon Ballroom.  

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Registration -

Registration for the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course will open Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 25 at 8:00 am in south end of the Exhibit Hall.  

Technical Presentations -

Please see presentation schedule for papers, times and locations. 

Buffet Luncheon -

The buffet luncheon is included with your registration.  Lunch will be served in the Exhibit Hall.