The Southwestern Petroleum Short Course provides members of the petroleum industry with state-of-the-art operating and engineering instruction in subjects that will assist them in doing a better, more efficient, and more intelligent job in their respective positions in production operations.

Several optional one-day schools are conducted on a special topic in petroleum production operations by a noted industry authority in that field of study.  Over the next two days, the main program consists of 40-50 instructional papers conducted in a classroom setting.  Each paper is given twice, once each day of the Short Course.  A 50-minute period per paper is allotted for presentation, questions, and related discussion. 

It is the intent of the Short Course to provide papers that are original contributions.  A very limited number of previously published papers are accepted.  The papers should be directed to an audience of supervisors, engineers, and key field personnel concerned with oil producing operations and problems.