Fall 2016 Project, Trips, Activities, and Events

Our Project

  • Information coming soon.

  • ArcGIS Mapping

    Throughout the school year, EBA hosted multiple ArcGIS training sessions and workshops. Students mapped EBA’s 262 vertical clinton wells in relation to Utica/Point Pleasant thickness, hotspots, CO2 sources, and current producing horizontal wells. Through these sessions, students were able to grow more proficient with ArcGIS ­ an industry standard mapping program.

Our Field Trips

  • Ergon Refinery Tour

    EBA Members at Ergon’s Refinery.

    Date: Tuesday, October 4th

    Location: Ergon Refinery, Newell, West Virginia

    Details: Students were able to visit an Ergon refinery and learned about the processes that turn our penn-grade crude into gasoline, lube oil, wax, and countless other products that are essential to our daily lives.

    Visiting the Ergon facility was an experience that broadened my view of the industry beyond the typical upstream environment where petroleum students usually spend their careers,” said Jon Hinson, EBA co-founder.

  • Trail Tech

    Date: Saturday, October 20th, 2016

    Location: Various locations off the grid in West Virginia

    Details: While Trail Tech was originally designed to be a full weekend of camping, outdoor recreation, and conventional production tours, large amounts of rainfall on the days leading up to the trip ruined any hopes of camping. Nevertheless, the production tour on Saturday was still carried out. EBA exec’s Jon Hinson and Derek Krieg showed members around three operating conventional production sites and demonstrated concepts on a whiteboard and with real equipment loaned to us by local operator Triad Hunter. While visiting one flowing well and two pumpjack wells, a range of topics were discussed including, wellhead assembly, surface production equipment and flow lines, metering, downhole production equipment, types of flow/recovery, plunger lift candidates, environmental protection, and much more.

    Members witness a well “flowing” naturally and discuss types of artificial lift.
    Members discuss how conventional production is often recorded and analyzed.
    Derek Krieg demonstrates how a downhole pump works with equipment loaned to us from Triad Hunter.
    Members get to see a pumpjack well in action and discuss flow regulators and characteristics.
    Members witness a well “flowing” naturally and discuss types of artificial lift.

  • Oil and Gas Museum Volunteering

    Date: Sunday, December 4th, 2016

    Location: Oil and Gas Museum, Parkersburg, WV

    Details: During this trip, students explored and took inventory of a variety of oil and gas industry artifacts throughout the entire museum. They were exposed to the entire history of the oil and gas industry in West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio and learned about the importance of the industry in the both the development and expansion of the region.

    An old time gas pump from the 1950’s.
    An old Geiger counter. It was used to measure radioactive events and was basically one of the first types of well log analysis tool.
    This is an old plug that was basically a log they stuck in the hole to prevent fluids escaping the hole.
    When the drilling site had a thermal incident, this fire wagon is on the job to quench the fire.
    We went to the Oil and Gas Museum in West Virginia to log antiques of our massive industry.

  • CONSOL Energy Training and Presentations

    Date: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

    Location: CONSOL Energy, Washington, PA

    Details: CONSOL Energy presented a compilation of technical sessions and safety training at their Gas Training Academy in PA. During this time, members received specialized safety training for our future frac site trip. Also, members were able to learn from four industry professionals about topics regarding geology, completions, reservoir engineering, and facilities design for production. In more depth, topics covered include (but are not limited to) the following:

    Geology (with John Corbit) Logging tools, geosteering, thermal maturity, total organic carbon, desorption testing, BTU ranges, modeling software, common formation characteristics

    Completions (with Greg Braden) Target zones, Poisson’s Ratio, Young’s Modulus, fracture gradient and mechanics, fracture orientation, stage design, breakdown pressures, pumping schedules, sand concentrations, friction reducers, wellhead treating pressure

    Reservoir (with Hoss Belyadi) Controlled pressure drawdown optimization, proppant crushing, geo­mechanical effect, NYMEX and market information, net present value, discount rates, internal rate of return

    Facilities Design (with Josh Vecellio) Process flow, production equipment, prefabricated CAD drawings, tubing analysis, workover rigs, production and water forecasting, production surveillance