Archive for Petroleum

Dr. Maria Barrufet, professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2015 Society of Petroleum Engineers North America Gulf Coast Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. The award was presented during the …


Dr. Nobuo Morita, an expert in rock mechanics, has joined the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University as a professor. Morita’s contributions in the area of rock mechanics include initiating the oriented perforation technique for reducing sanding; clarifying the c…


Aggie engineering innovation was the theme of the day at the third annual Texas A&M Engineering Project Showcase, hosted by the Dwight Look College of Engineering. Students gathered May 1 in Reed Arena to demonstrate and display their projects, which highlighted how engineers can create solution…


Leadership is one of the core values of Texas A&M University and instilling the value in students is accomplished in various ways. The Dwight Look College of Engineering and Zachry Group are teaming together to give engineering students a notable opportunity to further develop their leadership …


Dr. Charles H. Bowman, a 1959 graduate of Texas A&M University and former head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, was one of 12 recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award, presented by Texas A&M and The Association of Former Students, is the highest h…


Minhtuan Nguyen, a 2014 graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently honored with the Outstanding Student Award by the Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees. Nguyen, who minored in petroleum engineering, was the third recipient of the award tha…


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized Faculty and Staff Award winners during the 2015 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet. Banks presented Faculty Awards, Staff Excellence Awards, a New Employ…


Texas A&M University at Qatar graduated more than 100 engineers at its spring commencement exercise Thursday (7 May) evening at the Ceremonial Court at Education City.  The ceremony celebrated the branch campus’ new spring graduates with approximately 105 degrees across four engineering disci…


The Texas A&M Engineering Program recently invested 20 new chair and professorship appointments for the 2015-2016 academic year, in addition to recognizing current chair holders and professorships. The event was held April 19 at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. Dr. M. Katherine Ban…


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored eight alumni during the 2015 Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet. Receiving the Outstanding Alumni Honor Award were David O. Craig ’86, director of Engineering and Supply Chain, Intelligent Production Systems for Baker Hughes;…


Dr. Terri Reed, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, was among the honorees at the 2015 Diversity Awards ceremony held Wednesday (April 15) at the Memorial Student Center. Reed, who also serves as the assistant agency …


(from left to right) Dan Hill, department head; Lindsay Kalberer, TAMU SPE vice president; Ding Zhu, professor; Jennifer Wisler, TAMU SPE president, and Steve Holditch, former department head The Texas A&M University student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineering (TAMU SPE) recently …


Dr. P.K. Imbrie and Dr. Teri Reed, along with their co-authors, have been selected to receive the William Elgin Wickenden Award of the American Society for Engineering Education. The award, which will be presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in June, is given annually to recognize …


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Duane McVay holder of the Albert B. Stevens Chair in Petroleum Engineering. The endowed professorship was effective March 1. McVay, is a professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, and is also …


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Jenn-Tai Liang holder of the John E. & Deborah F. Bethancourt Professorship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. The endowed professorship was effective March 1. Liang, who is a professor in p…