Texas Tech University


CAPRS (Center for Applied Petrophysical & Reservoir Studies)

Primary Investigator: Caprs@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.742.1801


CAPRS (Center for Applied Petrophysical & Reservoir Studies)

The CAPRS conducts basic and applied research in the general areas of petrophysics and reservoir engineering that educates undergraduate and graduate students from geosciences and petroleum engineering.

Red Raider #1

Primary Investigator:
Dr. Lloyd R. Heinze

Phone: 806.742.1801 x257


red raider #1

Red Raider No. 1, drilled to a depth of 4120 feet, is the largest test well on university property in the United States. The test well is operated under Texas Tech's Center of Advanced Production Research Operations (CAPRO), and is located on a 8.72 acre tract of Texas Tech property near East Loop 289 in Lubbock, Texas. The Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering continues to secure corporate donations for the required surface production equipment.

SWPSC (Southwestern Petroleum Short Course)

Main Contact:
Ronda Brewer

Phone: 806.742.1727



The Southwestern Petroleum Short Course was started in 1953 as an annual conference to disseminate practical technical information to the Oil and Gas Industry. The original concept of the Short Course was as a beam lifting school. Over the years the emphasis has become much broader and now, while still emphasizing artificial lift methods, includes the areas of drilling, well completions, stimulation, workovers, reservoir operations and production handling. The Short Course is unique in that experts in the various disciplines write technical papers and present those papers at the annual conference in a classroom forum type setting. All papers are printed, bound and distributed as the annual proceedings of the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course. The information thus imparted is intended to be practical and immediately useful in solving current problems and in presenting new techniques and practices to the oil and gas industry.

Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering