Archive for Petroleum

EnerVest Management Partners, Ltd. has contributed to the Mark and Lou Houser Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering. Established in 2008 by Mark and Lou Hedgcoxe Houser of Houston, the scholarship recognizes high-achieving undergraduates in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texa…


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 college of engineering is ranked 16th overall in engineering pro…


Tina and Sean Smith have established the Tina L. (Hrncir) ’82 and M. Sean Smith ’83 Roughneck Scholarship. This four-year scholarship is awarded to students with financial need who maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University. The Smiths have been involved with gi…


Texas A&M University, Chevron and Austin Community College (ACC) have announced the formation of the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC, an innovative co-enrollment partnership developed to address the state’s growing need for engineers. Qualified students will be admitted to the T…


The Petroleum Ventures Program has kicked off its inaugural semester with 25 petroleum engineering students, several finance students and a 23-member advisory board. The interdisciplinary partnership between the business and engineering schools at Texas A&M University started with a $12 million…


Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta, University Distinguished Professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, is leading a project to model reservoir behavior and in-situ stress conditions to determine if well activities such as fluid injection and production near faults have a potential link to earthquakes.


The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today approved naming the Engineering Education Complex the Zachry Engineering Education Complex. The former Zachry Engineering Center is undergoing extensive renovation and will nearly double in size to more than 500,000 square feet of space whe…


Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 1 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Best Value Bachelor’s in Engineering, ranking ahead of the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgia Institute of Technology, which ranked second and third, respectively. Texas A&M is the o…


Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 2 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Top Value Master’s in Engineering. The University of California, Berkeley was the only program to rank higher than Texas A&M. Georgia Institute of Technology (third), The University of Texas at …


Dr. Eduardo Gildin, associate professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently taught the Petroleum Engineering Numerical Methods class to 18 students in only three weeks, most of it while they were staying oversees in Aberdeen, Scotland.


The Texas A&M University at Qatar chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has been named Outstanding Student Chapter in the Middle East-North Africa region for the second year in a row. In addition, a team of SPE members (pictured above) won first place in the regional Petrobowl q…


Muna Al-Mohannadi, a senior reservoir engineer in the Reservoir Depletion Studies section of RasGas Company and a Class of 2010 petroleum engineering graduate of Texas A&M University at Qatar, has been named the branch campus’ first-ever Alumnus of the Year. Al-Mohannadi joined RasGas Company’s…


Dr. Maria Barrufet, professor and director of distance learning in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently appointed to the Council for Academic Technology and Innovative Education (CATIE) by Texas A&M Provost Dr. Karan Watson.


Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Dr. Dan Hill, head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, as one of nine members of the technical advisory committee to the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin.


Venture capitalist Ray Rothrock and Professor Emeritus Stephen A. Holditch, both honored as Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University, have been appointed to serve on investment boards critical to The Texas A&M University System. The Texas A&M System Board of Regents last month appo…