In April, the University of North Texas SPE Student Chapter (UNT SPE) toured four well sites located in the Justin, Texas, area of the Barnett shale. Tour host was J-W Operating. Three of the sites each operated with a different type of artificial lift system. At the final pad on the tour, students saw a workover rig in action. Michael Warren, SPE, senior operations engineer at J-W Operating, organized the event, with assistance from the company’s district engineers Shane Haberman and John Lacik. The tour lasted roughly 4 hours with about 30 minutes at each location. Additional time was spent in the field office, where the host company team showed students plunger lift valves and other equipment.
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