Archive of Texas PTTC Workshops

Minimizing Energy Costs for the Oil Industry in Texas

June 2001, Odessa, Irving, and San Antonio, Texas. Sponsored by Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC). Co-sponsored by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office, Texas Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, U.S. Department of Energy, Texas Railroad Commission, National Association of State Energy Offices, and Texas regional oil and gas associations.

These TEC-hosted one-day conferences were held to discuss emerging oilfield technologies, customer energy management practices, energy efficiency analysis systems, and other "best practices" that may result in lower energy costs for the oil producer and the utility.

"The Role of the Electric Cooperative: The Power of Partnership." Monte Wolgamott, Director of Engineering, South Plains Electric Cooperative.

"Efficiencies in the Oil Field: Results of the Kansas Case Study." Dr. Bob Egbert, P.E., Wichita State University.

"An Energy Analysis of Your System." Dr. Warren Heffington, P.E., Associate Professor, Texas A&M University.

"Applied Technologies, Operating Practices, and Emerging New Technologies to Reduce Electrical Power Consumption." Bob Kiker, P.E., Texas Petroleum Technology Transfer Council.

"Best Practices: Where Do We Go From Here?" Jack Ward, Texas Railroad Commission.

For more information about this and other PTTC workshops, please contact Sigrid Clift at
512-471-0320 or e-mail