$800,000 gift establishes Chevron Engineering Imaging Lab at Texas A&M

A gift from Chevron Corp. will establish the Chevron Engineering Imaging Laboratory in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University.

The $800,000 gift, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, will support the department’s Petrophysical Imaging Laboratory.

Funds will be used to purchase two new state-of-the-art scanners for the laboratory, as well as equipment, materials, supplies and staff associated with the imaging lab.

Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif.

The Texas A&M petroleum engineering department ranks first among undergraduate programs at public institutions in the U.S. and has been ranked second in graduate studies among top universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Dwight Look College of Engineering had more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Fall 2012.

The Texas A&M Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises major gifts and manages endowments for the sole benefit of Texas A&M University.