UH Petroleum Engineering News

UH Engineering and Honors Colleges Launch Stuart Long Undergraduate Research Fund
At the UH Cullen College of Engineering, undergrads are strongly encouraged to engage in hands-on, real-world research while pursuing their degrees – and there’s no shortage of cutting-edge research projects for undergraduate...

At the UH Cullen College of Engineering, undergrads are strongly encouraged to engage in hands-on, real-world research while pursuing their degrees – and there’s no shortage of cutting-edge research projects for undergraduate students to get involved in at the college.

Engineering Undergrads Showcase Cutting-Edge Research at 2016 Undergraduate Research Day
More than 200 UH undergraduate students presented their research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day held at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion on October 13.
Undergrad researcher Anastasiya Kopteva shows off her innovative research to young STEM enthusiast.

More than 200 UH undergraduate students presented their research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day held at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion on October 13.

VIDEO: Engineers and Engineering in the Movies
Once upon a time you got your best action and science fiction fix from the movies. “2001: A Space Odyssey” showed us how pedestrian structures on the moon might seem; Walt Disney brought us tiny robots called microbots in “...

Once upon a time you got your best action and science fiction fix from the movies.

“2001: A Space Odyssey” showed us how pedestrian structures on the moon might seem; Walt Disney brought us tiny robots called microbots in “Big Hero 6”; Robert Zemeckis convinced us we wouldn’t need roads when he created Marty McFly’s hoverboard in “Back to the Future II”; and, “The Fast and The Furious” showed us what it would be like to fly like the wind while staying on track.

Photos: Women in Manufacturing Events Hosted at UH Engineering
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when women in manufacturing jobs were hard to come by. It wasn’t until World War II when, faced with a depleted workforce, American women rolled up their sleeves and went to work in...

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when women in manufacturing jobs were hard to come by. It wasn’t until World War II when, faced with a depleted workforce, American women rolled up their sleeves and went to work in factories and shipyards across the country.

Photos: Students, Colleagues and Friends Surprise Tom Holley with Retirement Party
Students, colleagues and friends surprised Tom Holley on the evening of Aug. 29 with a retirement party to celebrate his successful leadership of the UH Petroleum Engineering Department.

Students, colleagues and friends surprised Tom Holley on the evening of Aug. 29 with a retirement party to celebrate his successful leadership of the UH Petroleum Engineering Department.

UH Rated Among Best Colleges for Undergraduate Education by Princeton Review
Just as the University of Houston kicks off another fall semester with expectations of record enrollment (more than 43,700 as of Friday), the Princeton Review is highlighting why more students are choosing Houston.

Just as the University of Houston kicks off another fall semester with expectations of record enrollment (more than 43,700 as of Friday), the Princeton Review is highlighting why more students are choosing Houston.

UH Engineering Welcomes Four New National Academy of Engineering Faculty
The UH Cullen College of Engineering welcomes four National Academy of Engineering members to its faculty roster in the 2016- 2017 academic year, bringing the total number of NAE faculty members at the college to 13.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering welcomes four National Academy of Engineering members to its faculty roster in the 2016- 2017 academic year, bringing the total number of NAE faculty members at the college to 13.

New Book Offers Comprehensive Look at Fracturing Horizontal Wells
Fracturing horizontal wells has had a profound impact on the U.S. oil and gas industry over the past 25 years, allowing production from fields once considered too marginal to produce. A new book, “Fracturing Horizontal Wells,”...

Fracturing horizontal wells has had a profound impact on the U.S. oil and gas industry over the past 25 years, allowing production from fields once considered too marginal to produce. A new book, “Fracturing Horizontal Wells,” translates that history and the lessons learned into a comprehensive look at the process, from planning to production.

Society of Petroleum Engineers Picks Three of the Best from Cullen College
Each year, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), an international society with more than 168,000 members, recognizes the best of the best in its international awards program. This year, three Cullen College faculty members...
Three outstanding UH professors win international awards

Each year, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), an international society with more than 168,000 members, recognizes the best of the best in its international awards program.

This year, three Cullen College faculty members were honored for their professional and technical excellence, career achievements, service to colleagues, industry leadership and public service.

Three Renowned Energy Researchers Join University of Houston
The University of Houston has recruited three renowned researchers working in the energy field – two members of the National Academy of Engineering and one member of the National Academy of Sciences – as part of the Governor’s...

The University of Houston has recruited three renowned researchers working in the energy field – two members of the National Academy of Engineering and one member of the National Academy of Sciences – as part of the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI).

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the hires Thursday, part of an effort to recruit nationally recognized researchers to Texas institutions of higher education.

Marathon Oil Donates $35K Model Ship to the Cullen College
Marathon Oil recently gifted a model Alvheim floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) ship to the petroleum engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Marathon Oil recently gifted a model Alvheim floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) ship to the petroleum engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

UH Petroleum Engineer Applies Oil Recovery Technology to Clean Up Leaked Jet Fuel Site in Denmark
With help from a UH petroleum engineering professor, a technology originally developed by the oil and gas industry to extract residual oil from reservoirs is now being applied to clean up the site of an underground fuel leak in...
 Travis Comer, Jay Ho Lee, Konstantinos Kostarelos, Sujeewa Palayangoda, Alex Lee

With help from a UH petroleum engineering professor, a technology originally developed by the oil and gas industry to extract residual oil from reservoirs is now being applied to clean up the site of an underground fuel leak in Denmark.

UH Engineering Climbs U.S. News Rankings, Earns Spot on List of Nation's Best Schools
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.

UH Students Design Energy Efficient, Affordable Homes
With plans to capture the power of Houston’s sun and reuse its abundant rainfall, a group of University of Houston students has completed the first phase of an ambitious project to rethink affordable housing and energy efficiency...

With plans to capture the power of Houston’s sun and reuse its abundant rainfall, a group of University of Houston students has completed the first phase of an ambitious project to rethink affordable housing and energy efficiency.

Three interdisciplinary teams have been named winners of the Energy Efficiency Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Direct Energy and UH Energy. Ultimately, organizers plan to build the winning designs in Houston’s Third Ward, near the UH campus.

Cullen College Names 2016 Outstanding Students
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to recognize its outstanding students of the 2015-2016 year.
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The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to recognize its outstanding students of the 2015-2016 year.

Forbes.com Features UH Professor’s Op-Ed on Developing Unconventional Energy Resources
Forbes.com recently featured a blog post written by the Cullen College’s William C. Miller Endowed Chair Professor of Petroleum Engineering and UH Energy Fellow, Christine Ehlig-Economides.
Christine Ehlig-Economides

Forbes.com recently featured a blog post written by the Cullen College’s William C. Miller Endowed Chair Professor of Petroleum Engineering and UH Energy Fellow, Christine Ehlig-Economides.

PHOTOS: Petroleum Engineering Department Reception
On Friday, December 4, the UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted a reception celebrating the newly-approved Department of the Petroleum Engineering.

On Friday, December 4, the UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted a reception celebrating the newly-approved Department of the Petroleum Engineering.

THECB Approves Petroleum Engineering Department at UH
Earlier this month, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the establishment of the Department of Petroleum Engineering within the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Earlier this month, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the establishment of the Department of Petroleum Engineering within the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

More Texas Teens Want to be Engineers When They Grow Up
A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed as the second-most popular career choice for Texas teens -- 22 percent of...

A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed as the second-most popular career choice for Texas teens -- 22 percent of students who reported their future plans indicated they were interested in healthcare professions. 

PHOTOS: 2015 Undergraduate Research Day
The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event, over 175 undergraduate...

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event, over 175 undergraduate students from 11 University of Houston colleges showcased their research with poster and oral presentations.

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