Archive for Petroleum

David E. Lancaster '79, Trent Latshaw '75, Brent J. Smolik '83, and E. Joseph Wright '82 were inducted into the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering's Academy of Distinguished Graduates during the Fall Industry Board Dinner Sept. 11.The academy was developed by the Industry Board as a wa…


Dr. Jihoon Kim has joined the faculty of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering as an assistant professor. Kim, previously a geological research scientist with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, began work at Texas A&M in August. Department Head Dan Hill said, “We are very…


Texas A&M Engineering ranked eighth among engineering schools at public institutions offering a doctorate, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s undergraduate universities and programs. The Dwight Look College of Engineering maintained its ranking of 15t…


Dr. Jenn-Tai Liang will be joining the faculty of the department of petroleum engineering this fall. Professor Liang previously taught at The University of Kansas and served as the director of the Tertiary Oil Recovery Program, a Kansas state-funded research center. He also was the program manger at…


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted 143 prospective students on campus during two camps held in July. Seventy-five rising juniors and seniors participated in the Women Explore Engineering (WEE) camp and an additional 68 students from 12 Texas high schools parti…


Berna Hascakir, assistant professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M, was featured in a recent article on thermal recovery by Jennifer Pallanich in the Upstream Technology bi-monthly magazine. Oils that are trapped underground that have a high viscosity are c…


Huangye Chen, Kai Cheng, and Assistant Professor Zoya Heidari received special acknowledgements for their presentations given during the 2014 Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 55th Annual Symposium held in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center on May 18-22. Cheng, a gradua…


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of Texas A&M Engineering, appointed three petroleum engineering faculty members to endowed positions starting July 2014. All of the appointments were given in recognition and support of the accomplishments and future potential of these faculty mem…


(from left to right) Dan Hill, David Burnett, David Schechter, and Thomas Blasingame The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently notified those fortunate individuals and companies who have been awarded some of the highest honors in their organization for 2014. “The SPE international awards…


From May 16-31, 11 Texas A&M University petroleum engineering students attended a study abroad program in China. The course, taught by professors Ding Zhu, Rashid Hasan and Jiajing Lin, is PETE 325, Petroleum Production Systems, and is an introduction to production operations and oil field equip…


Pioneer Natural Resources Company recently contributed $600,000 to the Texas A&M Foundation to benefit the Dwight Look College of Engineering’s petroleum and mechanical engineering departments at Texas A&M University. A portion of the funding will support a multipurpose resource and meeting…


Project members (left to right): Mark McGinley, James Guzek, Junjing Zhang, Dr. Ding Zhu, Timothy Jansen, Paola Perez, Kathryn Briggs, and Dr. Dan Hill. Members not shown: Anton Kamenov (graduated) and Dante Guerra. In 2012, RPSEA, the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, funded a p…


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized Staff Award winners during the 2014 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet. Banks presented seven Staff Excellence Awards, a New Employee Award, a Key Contri…


Henderson (far right) along with the other Student Paper Contest winners. Carter Henderson, a junior Texas A&M University petroleum engineering student, obtained third place in the Student Paper Contest held at the Fifth Annual East Meets West International Student Petroleum Congress and Care…


Dr. Robert Wattenbarger, a professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, passed away Friday, May 9, with loved ones by his side after a serious short illness.  Bob had been a faculty member here in the department and at Texas A&M engineering since 1983 and had recently been…


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