(Houston, TX, USA) Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA), a Houston-based worldwide leader in upstream petroleum consultancy and training, is proud to announce the addition of Kirk E. Boatright, Ph.D., P.E., to their training faculty. Dr. Boatright’s first publically-offered course through SCA, “Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices”, is scheduled for February 13-17, 2012, at their Houston training facility. Dr. Boatright’s broad past experience includes positions as a drilling research engineer with Exxon, petroleum engineer with Amoco, roustabout with Cities Service (OXY), and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northeastern Oklahoma State University. Dr. Boatright is a Registered Professional Engineer, holding a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the University of Arkansas. As a highly sought-after educator, Dr. Boatright has taught over 13,000 participants across his portfolio of training courses.

“We are very pleased that Dr. Boatright has agreed to join our training team,” said Daniel J.Tearpock, Chairman, CEO, and Founder of SCA. He continued, “SCA strives to provide the highest quality instruction to upstream petroleum professionals. We anticipate Dr. Boatright’s courses will surpass expectations as SCA continues to develop offerings that appeal to stakeholders on the petroleum engineering side of our business.”

From its founding in 1988, SCA has provided leading edge, technical training services around the world to over 22,000 petroleum industry professionals of all experience levels. Interested parties may review additional information about SCA’s training courses and schedules, and register online at

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