Archive for Petroleum

The forward-thinking goals the Texas A&M University student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers fostered through the years prove how dedication to service and academic pursuits creates a positive future for its student members.


The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Nov. 11 at the 12th Annual Aggie 100 program, and 37 of the 100 companies recognized are owned or led by graduates of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. The Aggie 100 is sponsored by the Cente…


The Texas A&M University College of Engineering honored five students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineering Award during a banquet on Oct. 6 at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M campus. Seniors Benjamin E. Jack, Adam Kellen, Adam Navara, Adam Springer and Courtne…


Faculty, staff, advisory board members and students of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University won several awards, volunteered time and effort, and presented academic papers at the recent Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.


With a long history of contributing to Texas A&M University, Joe B. Foster’s most recent contribution is to the Newfield DVG Developmental Professorship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. The professorship supports the teaching, research, service and professional developmen…


Angie B. ’84 and William R. “Billy” ’83 Lemmons, Jr. have contributed to the William “Doug” Von Gonten ’56 Excellence Fund for Faculty Enrichment. This fund benefits professors in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. The Lemmonses have supported Texas A&…


Petro-King International Co., Ltd. has contributed $100,000 to the PETE Faculty Gifts – Valko Fund. Expenditures from this fund will be used to support doctoral research in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. Petro-King is a leading independent China-ba…


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…