Archive for Petroleum

Dr. Ruud Weijermars joined the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University as a professor in November.  Weijermars specializes in analytical modelling and finding the key parameters that control a process or system and his current research interests include geomechan…


Junjing Zhang was awarded first place in the doctoral division and Ryan Rice was awarded third place in the bachelor's division in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International Student Paper Contest held during the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in the Netherlands in October. Th…


The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently honored four members of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University with SPE international awards during the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held 27-31 Oct. in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The intern…


Stephen A. Holditch, professor emeritus in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, was one of 12 Texas A&M former students who were recognized as Distinguished Alumni for their lifetimes of service. All 12 received the honor at the Association of Former …


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University held a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 14 for the Engineering Education Complex (EEC), a $168 million facility to support the college's 25 by 25 initiative.  Speakers at the event included: Former student, Astronaut Michael E. Fossum ’…


Four faculty members in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University were honored with faculty awards at the recent Industry Board dinner in September. The awards, which were presented for the first time, were generously funded by individuals and companies who are…


The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized recently at the 10th Annual Aggie 100 program, sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. The Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an indica…


The first all-Aggie Engineering Tailgate is slated for Nov. 15, three hours prior to the kickoff of the Texas A&M vs. Missouri football game. The tailgate, which will feature food, giveaways and a carnival, will be held on the lawn north of the Zachry Engineering Center (indoors if it rains) on …


Texas A&M University's Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter held its SPE Career Enhancement Event (CEE) recently at Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center. Over 600 students interested in a career in the petroleum industry attended the CEE.  Nearly 100 recruiters from 28 oil a…


Texas A&M University’s Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, October 7 for the newly established Chaparral-Fischer CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Center. The lab was established with a $1.75 million donation from Chaparral Energy and SuSu and Mark Fi…


I. Yucel Akkultu, associate professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, will be receiving the AIME Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award at the Society of Petroleum Engineers annual banquet on Oct. 28 in Amsterdam. This award from the American Institut…


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…


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