The first full-scale fully operational oil rig on a university campus will have its mast raised to its working position.
WHAT: Texas Tech University will raise the mast on the first full-scale operational oilwell drilling rig on a U.S. college campus.
WHEN: 9 a.m. Friday (Jan. 6)
WHERE: East Campus Oilfield Technology Center, 1051 E. Loop 289
EVENT: Texas Tech's Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering will raise the mast on a full-scale operational oilwell drilling rig.
Donated to the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, the rig required 45 semi-truck loads of equipment to be moved onto campus and features a 140-foot mast. Once the mast is in place and pinned to the substructure, the entire structure will be raised another 25 feet to the final working position.
The event offers a rare chance to see an oilwell drilling rig mast lifted. Petroleum Engineering Department Chair Marshall Watson, instructor Denny Bullard and other faculty members will be on hand to speak to the media following the event.
The raising of the mast is expected to take less than one hour, and close-toed shoes are recommended for anyone attending the event.
CONTACT: Denny Bullard
Instructor, Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, Texas Tech University
Roy Butler Chair and department chair, Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, Texas Tech University