Throughout the year, SOER hosts valuable workshops for industry professionals. These workshops are held in various locations around the state on a variety of industry-related topics. 

For more information on SOER workshops, please contact Tawnni Klaus via email at tklaus@soerok.com or by calling 405.601.2098.

Packers, Plugs and Retainers

Targeting the non-engineer/industry professional, this seminar focuses on giving an overview of the uses of packers, permanent and retrievable plugs and cement retainers. Discussion topics will include perforating for completions, recompletions and remedial work. Economics of various operations will be analyzed during each phase.

Following class we will reconvene at D&L Tools for a onsite tour.

* Please keep in mind this is a walking tour

Total workshop cost: $50 | Schedule: 9:00am-12:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Tulsa, OK: July 18, 2019

OSU-TULSA | NORTH HALL RM 104
700 N. GREENWOOD AVE.
Tulsa, OK 74106
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SPCC Rule Training and State and Federal Air Regulations

Preventing and containing spills while monitoring and complying with the evolving air emissions regulations can be time consuming and frustrating. Presented by industry experts from Enviro Clean Cardinal, this workshop can help you sort through the mess and stay in compliance with the latest updates. Note: This workshop will cover the updated OOOOa Rule in depth.

SPCC Rule Training only | 9 - 10:30 a.m. | $50
SPCC Rule Training and State and Federal Air Regulations | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.| $100 (includes lunch)

Total workshop cost: $100 (>7 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF WORKSHOP | $125 (WITHIN 7 DAYS OF WORKSHOP) | Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Ardmore, OK: July 25, 2019

Holiday Inn Ardmore I-35
2207 N Rockford Rd
Ardmore, OK 73401
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Tulsa, OK: November 21, 2019

OSU-Tulsa | North Hall RM 104
700 N. Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74106
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Lunch And Learn: Lightning Protection for Oilfields

Preventing oilfield lightning damage reduces production expenses. Minimizing lost production, rig and rig crew costs and replacement equipment expense makes an oil company more profitable. At this period of time crude oil prices change almost daily, and profitability is extremely important for survival.

Lightning damage in oilfields originates from either direct strikes or strikes to the power system. Direct strikes usually destroy tank batteries while power system strikes destroy electrical equipment. Surveying multiple oilfields and trying to eliminate lightning damage over 20 plus years has led to insights about what to do and what not to do.

Using lightning rods to protect a tank battery has often been disastrous, especially when fiberglass gun barrel tanks are used to prevent corrosion. Typically, the natural gas and crude will be ignited, and the tank will be destroyed. Steel tanks are less of a problem, but natural gas out of Enardo valves can be ignited. Charge-transfer systems seem to be a better solution, although they are not perfect either.

Almost everyone has a 110-volt, single phase surge suppressor right next to his computer. Oilfield is different. Everything is three-phase and voltages range from 480 to 5000. Further, while transient voltage surge suppressors (TVSS) can be connected directly on surface equipment for protection, e.g. pumping units, no such connection can be made to an electric submersible pump several thousand feet in the ground. How ground wires are connected is exceedingly important.

Total workshop cost: $0.00 | Schedule: 11:30am-12:45pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Oklahoma City: August 1, 2019

OSU-OKC | Student Center RM Conference 304
900 N. Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
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Basic Log Analysis for the Marginal Well Operator

If you ever heard of Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist by Dr. Norman Hyne, this is Basic Log Analysis for the Marginal Well Operator by Mike Stafford. Formation Evaluation & Log Analysis is a deep and complex science that requires years of practice before one can really be considered proficient at the subject. However, the Marginal Well Operator that understands the basic science of what the tools are actually measuring along with the story the tools are telling will make sound and confident decisions whether his or her well has economically productive formations behind-pipe. This purpose of this course is to provide the Marginal Operator with the tools and knowledge to be confident in interpreting open-hole resistivity and porosity logs in order to be able to determine formation lithology and to calculate initial saturations and moveable oil. This will include determining formation temperature formation water resistivity (Rw), sample lag time and other useful subjects as time permits. This workshop will be held in a computer lab and be a hands-on learning experience using downloaded logs and MS Excel. Please bring a simple calculator capable of performing squares and square roots.

Total workshop cost: $100 (>7 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF WORKSHOP) | $125 (WITHIN 7 DAYS OF WORKSHOP) | Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Tulsa: August 22, 2019

Keplinger Hall at TU
430 S Gary Pl
Tulsa, OK 74104
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Lunch And Learn Echometer

Echometer Company is a Texas-based corporation dedicated to supplying instruments, technology, and training for analyzing and optimizing the performance of oil, water, and gas wells. We have been in operation for more than 35 years and the proven quality of our products and services has made us the dominant manufacturer and supplier worldwide. Engineers and technicians are available for training, troubleshooting, and answering questions regarding your wells.

Total workshop cost: $0.00 | Schedule: 11:15am-12:45pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Oklahoma City: August 29, 2019

OSU-OKC | Student Center RM Conference South
900 N. Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
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Lunch And Learn: Navigating The OCC Website

The Oil & Gas Public Assistance Department acts as the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's (OCC) contact for mineral and surface owners in their dealings with oil and/or gas companies as well as serving as an information center for oil and gas matters including a wide range of topics from royalty payments and leasing to spacing, pooling, production figures, OCC databases, and OCC rules and regulations. Sydnie will help you learn the in’s and out’s of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission website and how to use it to optimize your oil and gas research.

Total workshop cost: $25.00 | Schedule: 11:15am-12:45pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Oklahoma City: September 19, 2019

OSU-OKC
OSU- OKC | Student Center RM Pistol Pe
900 N. PORTLAND AVE.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
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Navigating State Forms: A Panel Discussion with the OCC and OTC

Everyone could use a little help understanding the forms, rules and regulations that affect the oil & natural gas industry in Oklahoma. Join individuals from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Conservation Commission and the Oklahoma Tax commission as they help review and answer questions about where to find, how to complete and when to submit some of the most common forms associated with operating an oil or gas well in the state. Topics include e-permitting, lease location and database searches, protecting natural dams and/or existing flood structures, how to properly complete common forms, UIC forms and compliance, as well as assistance from the Oklahoma Tax Commission on reciprocating forms that are required for operators.


Total workshop cost: $100 (>7 IN ADVANCE OF WORKSHOP) | $125 (WITHIN 7 DAYS OF WORKSHOP) | Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Oklahoma City, OK: October 24, 2019

OSU- OKC | Student Center RM Conference South
900 N. PORTLAND AVE.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
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SPCC Rule Training

Preventing and containing spills while monitoring and complying with the evolving air emissions regulations can be time consuming and frustrating. Presented by industry experts from Enviro Clean Cardinal, this workshop can help you sort through the mess and stay in compliance with the latest updates. Note: This class is over lunch.

Total workshop cost: $50.00 | Schedule: 11:30am-1:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Oklahoma City, OK: October 29, 2019

OSU- OKC | Student Center RM Conference South
900 N. Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Register now

Ardmore, OK: December 5, 2019

Southern Oklahoma Technology Center
2610 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401
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Artificial Lift

This workshop will cover electric submersible pumps, gas lifts, plunger lifts, and rod lifts to help you gain a more advanced understanding of artificial lift systems. You will walk away with a complete understanding of what each system can and can’t do, which will enable you to know when and where each of these artificial lift systems will fit into your operations.

Total workshop cost: $100 (>7 days in advance of workshop) | $125 (within 7 days of workshop) | Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Tulsa, OK: November 14, 2019

OSU- Tulsa | RM 104
700 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK 74106
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Clean L.A.W. - Land.Air.Water

Attorneys and representatives from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and Chesapeake Energy Corporation will discuss how specific aspects of federal laws affect oil and gas operators and producers. Topics will include the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts with a discussion on wetlands, erosion and non-point vs. point source pollution. RCRA and CERCLA will also be covered.

CLE and PDH credits will be offered.



Total workshop cost: $100 (>7 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF WORKSHOP) | $125 (WITHIN 7 DAYS OF WORKSHOP) | Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Leasing in Today's World

As the Oil and Gas industry has evolved, so has the Oil and Gas Lease. The Oil and Gas Lease is the basic instrument used in oil and gas development that controls the relationship between the operator and mineral owner. This relationship is can be adversarial, but should be symbiotic.

An Oil and Gas Lease is the document that controls how payments and future exploration will occur. It is the legal instrument executed by a mineral owner that grants the exclusive right to another to explore, drill and produce Oil and Gas from a particular piece of land.

This class will examine some of the recent clauses that are have become popular, while examine how they affect the operator as well as the royalty owner. Remember, virtually everything in the Oil and Gas Lease is negotiable.

Total workshop cost: $0.00 | Schedule: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Oklahoma Geological Survey Well Viewer

The Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) initiated an effort to develop a comprehensive database of Oklahoma’s geoscience and natural resource data that will be free and accessible to the public via a spatially driven, map-based web application. Contents of the database will include digitally preserved images of OGS core and data holdings, publications, and research that will be synthesized with a master record of georeferenced Oklahoma oil and gas wells and associated production values. In addition to in-house collection data, OGS has partnered with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and Oklahoma Tax Commission in order to serve as the comprehensive online source for state natural resource data. Representatives of OGS will soon be demonstrating the beta release of the online well viewer application among Oklahoma’s oil and gas community.

Total workshop cost: $25.00 | Schedule: 11:15am-12:45pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Oklahoma Oil & Gas Technology Forum

Designed by marginal well producers, the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Technology Forum is an event that focuses on the day-to-day questions and challenges small producers are faced with out in the field. This free event hosted by SOER, will begin with a lunch and an expert panel prepared to discuss important subject matter relative to real-life scenarios. Breakout sessions will delve deeper and concentrate on acidizing, fracturing and cost pressure and economic evaluation of workovers to offer realistic, multifaceted solutions. After an afternoon of learning, join us for a networking opportunity with hors d’oeuvres and libations. Space is limited, so sign up today to guarantee your spot at this complimentary forum.

Total workshop cost: $0.00 | Schedule: 11:30am-5:30pm
Please register early, seating is limited.

Practical Applications of Bioremediation for the Small Operator

Participants will learn simple and economical methods to mitigate small spills using local or on-hand resources. Oklahoma State University, BEACON Environmental Assistance Corporation and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission will give guidance on when to report, how to contain, who to notify and what to do if you have new or old spills containing hydrocarbons or saltwater. The workshop will cover basic chemistry and simple calculations that will make finding the right solution accessible to the small operator.


Total workshop cost: $100 (>7 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF WORKSHOP) | $125 (WITHIN 7 DAYS OF WORKSHOP) | Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm
Please register early, seating is limited.