Archive for Petroleum

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Ding Zhu holder of the L.F. Peterson ’36 Professorship. The endowed professorship appointment was effective Nov. 1, 2013. Zhu is a professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. Her research inter…


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Robert Wattenbarger holder of the John E. & Deborah F. Bethancourt Professorship. The endowed professorship appointment was effective Nov. 1, 2013. Wattenbarger is a professor in the Harold Vance Department of Pe…


Bill Lonquist, former president of Memorial Exploration Co., earned a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M in 1948 and served as a senior yell leader. Recently he had the opportunity to meet with Senior Yell Leader Ryan Crawford ’14 and discuss the differences and similarities w…


Amy and Tim Leach '82 are among the first contributors to provide funds to help construct the Engineering Education Complex (EEC). Their gift of $10 million marked the beginning of multiple gifts to the Texas A&M Foundation to secure $62 million of private funding needed to begin construction. …


The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program (EFD) is working to reduce the environmental footprint of oil and gas operations in unconventional gas shale development. Texas A&M manages the Western Regional Center for EFD. The Center has established various test sites in the Eagle Ford Formati…


Pictured left to right: Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, with Jean-Louis Briaud, Teresa Wright, Linda Huff and Robert Nevels. Faculty and staff in the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) were recognized Dec…


Pictured at the signing ceremony are (left to right) Associate Professor Yucel Akkutlu, TEES Director and Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering Dr. M. Katherine Banks, Senior Technical Advisor Dr. Skip Porter, Bill Von Gonten, Dr. Lee Raymond, John Raymond, Petroleum Engineering Department Head …


Houston-area leaders from industry, academia, government and other sectors came together yesterday in a robust discussion on the future of the nation’s engineering enterprise. The National Engineering Forum event, in partnership with John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, …


Dr. Dan Hill, Noble Chair and head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, testified Nov. 5 before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Oversight hearing, “Fugitive Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations.” Hill's testimony …


Dr. Teri Reed, associate professor and assistant dean for engineering academic affairs, recently returned from a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she served as a member of a delegation from Texas A&M University. The delegation, led by Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor for engineering …


On Saturday, September 21, former student Trent Latshaw took Brady Bullard, director of development for the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, up in his P-51 Mustang for a flyover at the beginning of the Texas A&M vs. SMU football game at Kyle Field. Below is Bullard’s account of …


Yucel Akkutlu, graduate adviser and associate professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected as a 2014-15 SPE Distinguished Lecturer. Only 32 SPE members (or 0.04 percent) have been chosen as distinguished lecturers for the 2014-15 ro…


On September 30, 2013, the Texas A&M Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) student chapter PetroBowl team finished third place overall in the competition held during the SPE annual technical conference and exhibition in New Orleans. The team members were Joseph Cox, Ryan Rice, Jennifer Wisler, Ri…


The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized today (Oct. 25) at the 9th Annual Aggie 100 program, sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. The Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an i…


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored nine students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Award during a banquet, Sept. 19 at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M campus. Seniors David Chaar, Sean Chang, Ali El-Halwagi, Kate Fiorenzi, S…