Archive for Petroleum

Jack E. Brown '46, tread war-torn Hiroshima on foot as a U.S. Army soldier a fortnight after the drop of the atomic bomb and 60 years before a lifestyle of philanthropy would earn him the Sterling C. Evans Medal in 2011, the highest honor bestowed on a former student by the Texas A&M Foundation.…


Dr. Berna Hascakir, assistant professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named one of five recipients of the prestigious 2015 SPE Petroleum Engineering Innovative Teaching Award. This award recognizes excellence in commitment to academic r…


Texas A&M Engineering was ranked as one of the top 10 engineering programs worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. “Global rankings such as this are important because they put an international spotlight on the excellence of our faculty …


The Aggie Drilling Research Group (ADR), headed by Dr. Jerome Schubert, has recently completed the construction of a new dual gradient drilling lab located in the University Services Building. The equipment is currently set up to model a deepwater dual gradient riser/subsea pump/return line system u…


“During my 87 years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.”-- Bernard Mannes Baruch (1870-1965) Head of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission…


Halliburton has given a gift of $5 million to the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University to establish the Halliburton Engineering Global Program, which will provide students with international experiences so that they are better prepared to work and succeed in a changing glob…


Dr. Jenn-Tai Liang and Dr. Duane McVay of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University have been selected 2015-2016 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Distinguished Lecturers. Liang and McVay will join 30 other experts who will share their knowledge with SPE mem…


(from left to right) Thomas Blasingame, Akhil Datta-Gupta, and A. Rashid Hasan Three faculty members in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University have been selected by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) to receive SPE International Awards. Dr. Thomas …


The Lori Cardenas Memorial Scholarship has been established to honor the memory of the longtime employee of Texas A&M University. Cardenas, who began working for the university in 1989, passed away March 31, 2015. The majority of Cardenas’ career was spent in what is now the Engineering Academ…


Texas A&M University has announced the formation of the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academies at four two-year colleges across the state of Texas. This innovative co-enrollment partnership was developed to address the state’s growing need for engineers. Houston Community College in Houston…


A team of four engineering students from Texas A&M University placed second in the inaugural Drillbotics Competition hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (SPE DSATS). The competition was created to give students the opportunity to test their…


Dr. Maria Barrufet, professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2015 Society of Petroleum Engineers North America Gulf Coast Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. The award was presented during the …


Dr. Nobuo Morita, an expert in rock mechanics, has joined the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University as a professor. Morita’s contributions in the area of rock mechanics include initiating the oriented perforation technique for reducing sanding; clarifying the c…


Aggie engineering innovation was the theme of the day at the third annual Texas A&M Engineering Project Showcase, hosted by the Dwight Look College of Engineering. Students gathered May 1 in Reed Arena to demonstrate and display their projects, which highlighted how engineers can create solution…


Leadership is one of the core values of Texas A&M University and instilling the value in students is accomplished in various ways. The Dwight Look College of Engineering and Zachry Group are teaming together to give engineering students a notable opportunity to further develop their leadership …


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