Archive for Petroleum

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…


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. I. Yucel Akkutlu holder of the George & Joan Voneiff Career Development Professorship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. This endowed professorship appointment is effective as of April 1, 201…


Six engineering faculty members are among 24 faculty and staff who have been selected to receive the 2014 Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award. The 2014 recipients from the Dwight Look College of Engineering are:  FOR TEACHING Dr. Arul Jayaraman,…


Oxy USA, Inc. recently made a donation to the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering to replace seating in the Richardson Building.  The department commissioned 11 brand new custom-made wood benches for the lobby area as well as for the 4th and 5th floors.  These lovely benches furnish c…


Libby and Terry Gerhart have contributed $60,000 to establish a scholarship focusing on undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. The Libby and Terry R. Gerhart ’84 Scholarship was established to provide one or more scholarships to full time, …


Siblings Kim and Ed Cadena recently endowed a $25,000 scholarship in honor of their parents Margaret and Ed Cadena. The Margaret and Ed Cadena ’42 Family Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. Students wishing…


Professor emeritus Stephen A. Holditch was recognized for his lifetime contributions to hydraulic fracturing technologies.