Archive for Petroleum

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…


Dr. Hisham Nasr-El-Din, holder of the John Edgar Holt Chair in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Nasr-El-Din joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2007…


Dr. Michael J. King, the LeSeur Chair in Reservoir Management in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He will be recognized at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhi…


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. For the second year in a row, the Dwight Look College of Engineeri…


Dr. Teri Reed received the 2013 Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education at a special awards ceremony held during the 120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta June 23-26. Reed is assistant dean of academic affairs in the Dwight Loo…


Marti and David Dunton of Dallas have made a gift to the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Their $100,000 gift will establish the David ’85 and Marti Dunton Petroleum Engineering Faculty Support fund. The Duntons …


Dr. Thomas A. Blasingame, professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering and holder of the Robert L. Whiting Professorship, has been selected to receive the DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).  The DeGolyer Distinguished Service M…


Dr. Tarun Grover has endowed an engineering fellowship for petroleum engineering graduate students in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Grover earned his Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M in 2008 and citing the impact obtaining his degree from Texas…


A new five-year, $1.35 million funding package from the CMG Reservoir Simulation Foundation (Foundation CMG) will establish an Industrial Research Chair in Robust Reduced Complexity Modeling (R2CM) in Reservoir Engineering, in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M Uni…


While there are numerous scholarships in the Dwight Look College of Engineering endowed by generous former students, full scholarships are rare. The Michele and Jack M. Lafield ’72 Scholarship in Engineering and Carla and Richard D. Moncrief ’81 Scholarship in Engineering, a combined contribution o…