April 1, 2022


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Wellheads, Christmas Trees and Choke valves are a common sight at the well pad. Some will refer to this equipment as “dumb steel”. However, recent innovations and a push for automation have made them smarter in recent years. The Advanced Wellhead and Choke Valve Design presentation follows the evolution of these products from basic design to industry driven technological solutions.

Stream Flo’s Austin McPherson will present the first two hours on Wellheads and trees; their components, functionality and the new DMLX wellhead System. This system distills 60 years of wellhead expertise into a simple yet sophisticated design that allows for accelerated installation, scalability, repeatability and reduced workover time.

Master Flo’s Jason Wipf will round out the last two hours on the complex dynamics involved with Choke valves.  Choke valves control the well’s pressure and flow rate. They will see the highest flow velocities, erosion rates and must be engineered to operate safely and effectively.


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Speaker: Jason Wipf, Project Engineer, Master Flo Valve
Speaker Jason Wipf, Project Engineer, Master Flo Valve

Jason has worked the last 6 years in Applications, then as a Project Engineer for Master Flo Valve in Houston. There he provides technical support and training to sales, marketing and production. This includes engineering applications, root cause analysis, manufacturing optimization and interfacing with product users to engineer solutions to flow …

Jason has worked the last 6 years in Applications, then as a Project Engineer for Master Flo Valve in Houston. There he provides technical support and training to sales, marketing and production. This includes engineering applications, root cause analysis, manufacturing optimization and interfacing with product users to engineer solutions to flow and pressure control challenges. 


Jason serves on the Board of Directors of the local Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Association of Well Head Equipment Manufacturers (AWHEM) and leads his company’s University Outreach program where he visits Universities to speak about his company’s technology and the Oil and Gas industry for thousands of future engineers.


He is dual degreed in Business Marketing Management from the University of Texas  RGV, and Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Houston.  When not engineering, Jason is president of one of Texas’s largest competitive cycling clubs, Blue Agave Racing; where he not only competes in mountain bike racing but advocates for healthier lifestyles through cycling and exercise.

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Speaker: Austin McPherson, Shell Account Manager, Stream Flo
Speaker Austin McPherson, Shell Account Manager, Stream Flo

Austin has 15 years of Oil and Gas Experience. Starting his career at Vetco Grey/GE Baker Hughes, Austin quickly developed keen technical and troubleshooting skills that elevated him to Senior Operations Manager. In 2018 Austin joined Stream Flo where he served as the US Service and Training Manager. This involved …

Austin has 15 years of Oil and Gas Experience. Starting his career at Vetco Grey/GE Baker Hughes, Austin quickly developed keen technical and troubleshooting skills that elevated him to Senior Operations Manager. In 2018 Austin joined Stream Flo where he served as the US Service and Training Manager. This involved field service management, technical training, networking clients with engineering to develop new products and solutions, and most recently Austin is serving as a Shell Account Manager.


When not servicing an account, Austin enjoys the outdoors; where he can be found hunting and fishing with family and friends. He is also very active the company’s many community engagement programs helping vets and student organizations.

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Organizer

Patricia E. Carreras - Chair, SPE GCS Continuing Education Committee


Date and Time

Fri, April 1, 2022

8 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Online



The same event will be presented in person on April 1st, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm at the Stream Flo offices. A light lunch will be provided. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the wellhead and valve display room if you can attend in person. Event - In person event: Advanced …

The same event will be presented in person on April 1st, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm at the Stream Flo offices. A light lunch will be provided. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the wellhead and valve display room if you can attend in person.


Event - In person event: Advanced Wellhead and Choke Valve Design (spegcs.org)

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