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Red Raider #1: Sponsors

Corporate Donations

The test well would not be possible without the generous donations from private industry. Various companies from West Texas provided us with approximately $425,000 of equipment and services to aid us in the drilling and completion of the well bore component of the test well.

Officials from the Edward E. Whitacre Texas Tech University College of Engineering and the Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering made a presentation to corporate sponsors of the test well on April 5, 2002 at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion.

Thanks to our sponsors, the future development of the well will include additional equipment to evaluate horizontal well productivity as well as offshore technologies.

Equipment Donations

According to Dr. James Cox, assistant professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, who spearheaded the project, the equipment donated will include:

  • crude oil and water storage tanks
  • gas pipeline connection
  • pump stations
  • metering and measurement packages
  • separation and treating units

Directory of Contributors

Below is an alphabetical listing of companies that contributed to the development of the test well (more links and companies will be added at a later date). Contact information is listed for each company as well as links to each company's website. Select a company to visit their website (if available):

  • ABB
  • Allen's Casing Crews
  • Bestolife
  • Baroid Mud Systems
  • Butch's Rat Hole & Anchor Service Inc.
  • Cameron
  • Diamond Oil Well Drilling Company Inc.
  • Gyrodata
  • Halliburton Energy Services
  • Lone Star Steel
  • Lufkin
  • NATCO Group
  • Norris Rods
  • Patterson-UTI Energy
  • Permian Bit Service
  • Robert McHam Inc.
  • R&M Energy Services
  • Schlumberger
  • Universal Compression

Special Thanks to Our Corporate Contributors

The Texas Tech Petroleum Engineering Department would like to thank these contributors for their generosity in helping us develop the largest test well of any university in the United States. They have truly captured the friendly spirit and the willingness to help others that characterize the people of West Texas.

Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering