2018 Southwestern Petroleum Short Course

The 65th Southwestern Petroleum Short Course is scheduled for April 18-19, 2018,

at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Lubbock, TX.



SWPSC Conference


Wednesday and Thursday, April 18-19, 2018

    The SWPSC Conference will include over 40 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 2018 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.


Pre-Conference Courses


Monday, April 16, 2018

         Fundamentals of Sucker Rod Lift

         Root Cause Failure Analysis

         Managing Chemicals (2-day School)


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

         More Secrets for Maximizing Profits Pumping Sucker Rod Lifted Wells

         ESP Teardown and Root Cause Failure Analysis

         Gas Lift


Exhibitor Information

                Exhibitor information can be found at www.swpshortcourse.org or by calling 806-834-7937.

                10X10 Exhibit Space (includes pipe and drape, skirted table, two chairs and registration for 2 company personnel)

Sponsorship Information

                Several sponsorship options are available.  To find out more about sponsorships, call 806-834-7937.

2018 Program Chairman

                Lance Vasicek, lvasicek@sagapetroleum.com


2018 General Chairman


                Mark Foster, Mark_Foster@oxy.com






 Call for Abstracts 


This conference is devoted to practical production problems and techniques for greater efficiency and profit.  The Program Committee solicits abstracts for high quality papers dealing with oil and gas production operations.  Proposed topics are listed here but not limited to the following subjects.



Artificial Lift


Well Completion and Stimulation


Production Handling


Drilling Operations


Reservoir Operation


 General Interest





Consideration will be given to papers not specifically covered by the suggested topics.  Papers should stress practicality and contain case histories where possible and must be generic-not advertising products or services.  Online Submission may be made by using his web site: www.swpshortcourse.org or by returning this form completed. 


                                  ABSTRACT DEADLINE – Due November 30, 2017

                                       PAPER DEADLINE – Due February 28, 2018




Lance Vasicek,

Program Chairman




                                 2018 CONFERENCE, APRIL 18-19




Please return the completed Abstract Form to the SWPSC office at the address at the bottom of this page by November 30, 2017Completed papers are due in the SWPSC office by February 28, 2018.


Category (please circle):   Artificial Lift       Production Handling        Reservoir Operations                     Well Completions    Stimulation      Drilling Operations     General Interest          Other  

Paper Title: ____________________________________________________________________




Corresponding Author: __________________________________________________________

Company: _____________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________

Phone: __________________________                    Fax: ___________________________

E-mail: __________________________

Authors/Companies (in order they will appear on completed paper):


Has presentation or publication of this material been made previously?       ______Yes _____No

*Where and when? __________________________________________________________

*If paper has been published or presented for SPE, author must obtain permission from SPE to have the paper re-printed by the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course.

Will your company allow you to present and publish all the information described in your abstract?

_____Yes        _____No

                                Please provide a brief abstract in space provided in paragraph form.

                                                (Please keep the abstract to150 words or less)



                                Deadline for Abstract Submission: November 30, 2017

                                            Online Submission: www.swpshortcourse.org

                                                         Telephone: 806/834-7937            Fax: 806/742-3502

e-mail: ronda.brewer@ttu.edu