Published on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

RGL presents technical seminar at University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA – July 24, 2018 – RGL Reservoir Management Inc. (RGL), a market leader in sand control solutions for the world’s most challenging reservoirs, was recently invited to present a technical seminar to future petroleum engineers studying at the University of Southern California. RGL Director of Sales, Roger Miller, presented examples of downhole filtration systems used in heavy oil wells to Dr. Faruk Civan’s Master’s degree class on July 2.

“Being recognized by USC as an International authority for heavy-oil completions was truly an honour,” said Miller. “Most petroleum engineering schools say little about the heavy-oil sand formations common in California and Canada. Filtering these sands has been a challenge since the first wells were drilled 120 years ago. Our company has dedicated itself to technical research and developed a variety of filters.”

Miller felt the students were most impressed with the video demonstrations from RGL’s University of Alberta partnership research laboratories located in Edmonton, Alberta. RGL currently supports five collaborative research and development projects in partnership with the University of Alberta and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Areas of study include flow dynamics, corrosion, sand control performance, and scaling and fouling.

RGL’s California-based manufacturing facility is located west of Taft. The API Spec 5CT™ licensed machine shop became a part of RGL more than 20 years ago when Pacific Perforating Inc. (PPI) joined forces as a subsidiary partner.

Miller, a third-generation oil field professional, worked as a public information director and journalism instructor at Taft College prior to working at PPI.

“Until meeting with USC, I’ve been out of the classroom nearly 40 years. To be invited to speak with USC’s Petroleum Engineering grad students confirms our company’s leadership role in the industry,” he said.

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