Drilling developments ///

West Texas test well. On December 28, 2001, Texas Tech University’s Department of Petroleum Engineering completed the Red Raider No. 1 test well, drilled to 4,120 ft and completed with 9-5/8-in., 43.5 lb/ft, N-80 casing. The well is operated under the Center of Advanced Production Research Operations (CAPRO). Its purpose is to provide a location for training undergraduate students in oilfield operations. In addition, it will be used as a full-scale research facility for installation, testing and development of oil/gas production technologies. And it will provide the industry with a central location to evaluate artificial lift technologies.

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