Plant Tours

Baker Hughes Research & Test Facility

Tuesday, October 24, 11:30am-3:00pm

The Houston Technology Center (HTC) began operations in 2000, integrating the technology development and manufacturing capabilities of our wireline well logging and Measurement While Drilling (MWD) formation evaluation product lines. The HTC is an integrated science, technology development and manufacturing organization conforming to ISO 9001, API Spec 7 and BASEEFA EN 13980 standards. The facility contains an environmental testing laboratory for the simulation of extreme downhole temperatures, pressures and vibrations. World class flow loops simulate multi-phase flow in vertical, deviated and horizontal wells for the testing of both wireline and MWD instruments. A fluid characterization lab has test formations that contain real and artificial rocks to simulate productive and non-productive formations. Four tanks are available for testing resistivity instruments.

Please note: We are unable to accommodate any attendees who work at other oil service companies. Oil company operators and those from other industries are able to attend. All participants must wear closed toe shoes. A maximum of 36 people will be able to register for this tour.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Monday, October 23, 1:30pm-4:30pm

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer. As the largest freestanding cancer center in the world, MD Anderson has the latest equipment and facilities to support the endeavors of its faculty and staff in outpatient and inpatient care, research, prevention and education.  During a two-hour walking tour of the MD Anderson main campus in the Texas Medical Center, you will learn the history of the institution, including the multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer pioneered at MD Anderson, as well as how the institution continues to evolve in pursuit of our mission of Making Cancer History(r).

Please note: Only guest who are registered for the INFORMS conference are able to attend. Family and friends that have traveled with INFORMS attendees are unable to be accommodated.