Daily Events

Monday, April 15, 2019
2019 Pre-Conference Schools -

Monday, April 15
•    Fundamentals of Sucker Rod Lift

Tuesday, April 16
•    Troubleshooting Oil & Gas Wells Using Acoustic Fluid Level Technology
•    Interpreting Lab Data for Monitoring and Optimizing Production Chemicals 

Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16
•   Artificial Lift Type Selection
•    Gas Lift
•    Wireline Applications in Oil & Gas Wells

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Exhibitor Set UP -

Exhibitor set up is Tuesday, 1:00 pm -6:00 pm, in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall.  

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Southwestern Petroleum Short Course -

Wednesday and Thursday, April 17-18
•    The SWPSC Conference will include over 50 papers/presentations on artificial lift, drilling and well completion, production handling, stimulation and workover, reservoir operations and environmental issues.  Topics will be presented by industry representatives from many companies throughout the industry.  A program with a complete listing of titles, authors, and abstracts will be available at www.swpshortcourse.org.  
•    The SWPSC exhibits will be located in the Exhibit Hall where registrants can browse through them at their convenience.  The buffet luncheons on Wednesday and Thursday will also be held in the Exhibit Hall for greater exhibit exposure.  Door Prizes will be given away each day of the conference.  You must be present to win!  For more information on exhibiting, please call the SWPSC Office at 806/834-7937.

2019 Author's meeting -

All author and presenters must attend the Author's Meeting, Room 107. 

Recognition and Awards Banquet Social and Dinner -

The Recognition and Awards Banquet will take place at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center, Horizon Ballroom. 


6:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.            RECOGNITION BANQUET SOCIAL                                

7:00 P.M.  - 9:00                    RECOGNITION BANQUET
                                              (Tickets available at registration desk-included with registration)

  • Recognition of Authors
  • Recognition of General Chairman
  • Recognition of Program Chairman
  • Recognition of the Duane A. Crawford Service Award
    •     Becky Ogden
  • Recognition of the Slonneger Award Recipient
    • Steve Gault
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Exhibitor Break Down -

Exhibitors can begin breaking down Thursday, after 2:00 pm.  Beginning this year, there is a new format for presentations, exhibits and lunch on the Thursday, the last day of the conference.  Paper presentations will begin at 8:00 and finish at 1:00.  The lunch buffet will be in the Exhibit Hall 1:00 - 2:00. No exhibits can break down before 2:00 pm.  

Tour - Texas Tech University, Petroleum Engineering Oilfield Technology Center -

An opportunity to tour the The Oilfield Technology Center will be available Thursday afternoon, from 2:30-4:00.  Anyone wishing to tour the OTC, should signup at the registration desk at the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course.  A map and directions will be provided at the registration desk.  

The Oilfield Technology Center (OTC) on the Texas Tech East Campus is located on ten acres of land near the intersection of East Loop 289 and 4th street in Lubbock. The facility is designed to serve as a research and teaching facility to give both undergraduate and graduate petroleum engineering students a hands-on experience in the design and operation of typical oilfield equipment.

The centerpiece of the OTC is a fully-equipped 4,000-foot deep test well drilled in 2001 with a 456D pumping unit on it. The un-perforated test well provides the capability of supporting research in artificial lift equipment and techniques as well as the development and testing of other cased-hole tools.

A full scale operational tank battery complete with processing equipment has been constructed that can be used in researching better surface production methods and environmental controls. Also on location is a gas treating pad with a high pressure wellhead, line heater, separator and compressors.
A 4,800 square foot building houses a 45 person classroom, office spaces and a workshop that provides indoor space for exhibits of cut-away models of larger pieces of oilfield equipment as well as work space for researchers
Two 1,500’ test wells, a drilling rig and a workover rig are included in the future plans. Ample space is available at the OTC to construct other large scale research test equipment configurations such as flow loops or drilling and production operations that require significant space.