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SPE Student Chapter Earns Honors
The University of Houston-Rice University student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) was named Chapter of the Month for April. The...
Members from the University of Houston-Rice University student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers at the Oceanstar Drilling Rig Museum. Contributed Photo.

The University of Houston-Rice University student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) was named Chapter of the Month for April. The international SPE office chose the group for their achievements from 190 chapters worldwide.

The organization’s drive to be more active helped earn them the honor, according to Philip John, vice president of SPE and a graduate student in UH’s petroleum engineering program.

New Director Named to Lead College's Petroleum Engineering Program
A longtime Shell researcher has been appointed to lead the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering's petroleum engineering program in...
Holley

A longtime Shell researcher has been appointed to lead the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering's petroleum engineering program in training the next generation technical workforce.

Thomas K. Holley, a senior staff geophysicist with the global energy and petrochemical company, will begin work at UH April 1. He will succeed Ray Flumerfelt who has served as director of the program since fall 2008.

Sixth Annual Engineers Week Event Raises Money for Students, Programs
A University of Houston program, intended to help meet the workforce needs of the energy industry, along with several of its students, last week got...
Raymond Flumerfelt, director of the petroleum engineering program, is presented with a check from the college's Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board. Photo by Jeff Fantich.

A University of Houston program, intended to help meet the workforce needs of the energy industry, along with several of its students, last week got a boost from area engineers.

Inspired by the fall 2009 start of the new undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering for which they helped develop curriculum, members of the Cullen College of Engineering's Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board dipped into their own pockets and raised $13,500.

Lucrative Lessons: Engineering Pegged as Degree With Highest Starting Salary
Wide array of profitable, rare programs offered at UH In recent weeks Kaytie Curttright (2009 BSChE) has been settling into work as an engineer...
Chemical engineering senior Rhys Forgie works in the lab as part the college's Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Wide array of profitable, rare programs offered at UH

In recent weeks Kaytie Curttright (2009 BSChE) has been settling into work as an engineer with Samsung Austin Semiconductors.

The position, which has her responsible for ensuring the quality of materials at the Austin-based manufacturing plant, is exactly the job Curttright had hoped for upon graduating from UH in May.

SPE Section Pledges First Professorship in Petroleum Engineering
In support of the University of Houston’s expanding petroleum engineering program, the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section has...

In support of the University of Houston’s expanding petroleum engineering program, the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section has committed $250,000 to establish a professorship.

The first of its kind for the program, the SPE-Gulf Coast Section College Endowed Professorship in Petroleum Engineering will support efforts to broaden course offerings, enhance community outreach and spearhead new research by a Cullen College of Engineering faculty member.

UH to Provide Technical Training in International Partnership
The University of Houston has signed a memorandum of understanding with an Angolan university intended to boost technical training and reduce the...
Khator

The University of Houston has signed a memorandum of understanding with an Angolan university intended to boost technical training and reduce the southwestern African nation’s dependence on foreign technical expertise.

UH will collaborate with faculty at the University Agostinho Neto (UAN) to improve training, mainly connected to oil and gas, enabling more Angolan students to populate open positions in the oil-rich nation.

College to Launch New Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Degree
More challenging for the petroleum industry than finding new ways to extract hard-to-reach resources may be locating the people to do it. At the...

More challenging for the petroleum industry than finding new ways to extract hard-to-reach resources may be locating the people to do it.

At the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, a bachelor’s degree option in petroleum engineering is being launched this fall to counteract the critical shortage of talent needed to replace the industry’s aging workforce.

UH Professors Lienhard, Ehlig-Economides Elected to National Academy of Engineering
University of Houston engineering professor John Lienhard and petroleum engineering director Christine Ehlig-Economides have been elected to the...
John H. Lienhard, M.D. Anderson Professor of Mechanical Engineering and History, Emeritus

University of Houston engineering professor John Lienhard and petroleum engineering director Christine Ehlig-Economides have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the most highly regarded professional engineering organizations in the world.

How Will We Manage the Oil?
"Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself." -- Niccolo Machiavelli, "The...

"Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself."

-- Niccolo Machiavelli, "The Prince," 1513

Master's Students from Mexico Program Arrive for Early Graduation Ceremony
No one ever said it was easy to work fulltime and pursue a master's degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Houston -- especially if...

No one ever said it was easy to work fulltime and pursue a master's degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Houston -- especially if you live in Mexico.

But it can be done.

Thanks to a new distance-education program at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, 16 students who are employed by Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in Mexico will graduate this week at the UH Hilton Hotel. It will be the first time any of the students have ever been on campus at UH.

UH Engineering's Global Outreach
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is now offering master’s programs in Petroleum Engineering and Industrial Engineering in Mexico to Petrleos...
The First Class of the UH/Universidad La Salle Program.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is now offering master’s programs in Petroleum Engineering and Industrial Engineering in Mexico to Petrleos Mexicanos employees. This program is in partnership with the Universidad La Salle in Mexico City. Click here to read more.

World's Top Deepwater Research Center Explores New Frontiers
The UH Composites Engineering and Applications Center for Petroleum Exploration and Production is recognized as the world’s leading research...

The UH Composites Engineering and Applications Center for Petroleum Exploration and Production is recognized as the world’s leading research organization in the engineering of composite material for offshore oil, gas exploration and production. Click here to read more.

Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Alumni Honor C. V. Kirkpatrick and Recognize Classes of 1947-76 at Reunion
WHO: The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will host a reunion for chemical and petroleum engineering alumni to honor C.V....

WHO: The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will host a reunion for chemical and petroleum engineering alumni to honor C.V. Kirkpatrick and to recognize the Classes of 1947-76.

Honoring C.V. Kirkpatrick
UH Professor and Petroleum Engineering Chair, 1947-63
UH Engineering Dean 1963-75

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