The mission of the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course is to make avaialbe to the petroleum industry current and practical information and technology.
The Petroleum Industry of West Texas
in Cooperation with the
Department of Petroleum Engineering
at Texas Tech University
The Southwestern Petroleum Short Course was started in 1953 as an annual conference to disseminate practical technical information to the Oil and Gas Industry. The original concept of the Short Course was as a beam lifting school. Over the years the emphasis has become much broader and now, while still empasizing artificial lift methods, includes the areas of drilling, well completions, stimulation, workovers, reservoir operations and production handling. The Short Course is unique in that experts in the various disciplines write technical papers and present those papers at the annual conference in a classroom forum type setting. All papers are printed, bound and distributed as the annual proceedings of the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course. The information thus imparted is intended to be practical and immediately useful in solving current problems and in presenting new techniques and practices to the oil and gas industry.