Archive for Petroleum

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…


Houston businessman and Texas A&M University distinguished petroleum engineering graduate George P. Mitchell ’40 built a billion-dollar energy empire and an international reputation on his penchant for hard work and his belief in a basic but powerful premise: Actions speak louder than words. Ne…


Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have announced the recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award, and among them are five graduates of the college of engineering:  C.R. “Ray Holbrook Jr., chemical engineering, Class of 1948, of Santa Fe, Texas; William W. “Bi…


From left to right: Vanessa Ndonhong, Bill Hunter, Johannes Alvarez, Dan Hill, Katherine Banks, Shariq Yosufzai, David Schechter, Glenn Weckerlin, and Francisco Tovar. The Chevron Corporation and the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 2…


Approximately 600 students will participate in one of the largest nation-wide events of its kind — the second-annual Texas A&M University Engineering Project Showcase — on April 25 from noon to 4 p.m. in Reed Arena. The event, presented by Engineering Academic and Student Affairs, is free and o…


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored six alumni April 3 during the Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet. Receiving the Outstanding Alumni Honor Award were William A. Coskey ’75, chairman, CEO and president of ENGlobal Corporation; Mark A Fischer ’72, chairman, CEO…


George K. Hickox Jr., '81, received the Dwight Look College of Engineering Outstanding Alumni Honor Award on April 3 for his “distinguished career and leadership within the oil and gas industry; for his continued support of Texas A&M University through his service to the Harold Vance Department …


More than 80 former students gathered at Texas A&M University at Qatar for the University's first former student reunion March 25 at Education City to highlight their connection to the University and to each other. The event is the firs…


Texas A&M University at Qatar leads the Gas and Fuels Research Initiative (GFRI) and is hosting a workshop on natural gas monetization at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa in Montgomery, Texas, March 26-28. GFRI is envisioned to be a mult…


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. David Schechter holder of the Aghorn Energy Career Development Professorship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. This endowed professorship appointment is effective as of April 1, 2014.  Prior to…