We are saddened and mourn the death of our colleague, Drew Lambright, who passed away at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He continued to maintain his always positive and cheerful attitude up until his passing. He was a valued member of the Bruington Engineering team for the last 11 years and will be greatly missed. Drew ultimately worked in the oil and gas industry for 43 years and made many friends along the way. Please keep Drew’s family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time. Details on his memorial service are forthcoming.
During my 40+ year career in the oil and gas industry, I have endured many downturns, each with unique characteristics. Undoubtedly, this is the worst down cycle I have experienced. The ultimate question has always been, “Do we have the knowledge, skills, ability, fortitude, and persistence to survive?” We at Bruington Engineering, LLC have demonstrated our answer is a firm “YES”, and we see opportunities during these challenging times.
Steve Bruington recently presented “Is it $40/barrel or $80/barrel?” at the January San Antonio chapter of the Risk Management Association.
- Salt water disposal well design and successful drilling in west Texas
- Acid gas injection well (94% CO2 and 6% H2S) procedure for down-hole work and well-site supervision
- Plug and abandon paperwork filings and well-site supervision
- Hydraulic fracture and pump schedule optimization for a west Texas horizontal
Steve Bruington recently presented “Where Do We Go From Here? Defining The New Normal” at the Central Texas AADE meeting in San Antonio. The presentation reviews factors that caused the fall in oil price and the implications for the future. Click here to view the presentation.
SPE/IADC Paper 179715, “Rejuvenating the Buda Limestone Reservoir in Texas by Using Crude Oil and Nitrogen Injection in Underbalanced Regime: Case History,” was recently presented at the 2016 SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Operations Conference and Exhibition in Galveston, Texas. The paper is coauthored by Hat Creek Energy LLC, Weatherford International, and Bruington Engineering LLC.
Every year, the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), publishers of Texas Monthly, and the Best Companies Group release a list of finalists and winners of the Texas’ Top Producers awards. The four categories include Best CEO, Best Geoscientist, Best Engineer, and Best Landman. In 2013, our founder, Steve Bruington, earned his place among the award-winning engineers. Read more about these awards at TIPRO’s website: www.tipro.org