Newly Remodeled Petroleum Building Opens to Students

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The newly remodeled Petroleum Engineering Building 9A in the University of Houston Energy Research Park opens to students at 3:00 PM on Tue 18 Jan 2011, capping a rapid and successful renovation.  UH Petroleum Engineering is a key element of the UH Energy Research Park and contributes to addressing one of the two strategic topics (energy and medicine) in the UH Tier One initiative.

The refurbished building houses about 25,000 square feet of instructional and research space, including three classrooms, three undergraduate teaching laboratories, three faculty research laboratories, a computer lab, and offices exclusively for the use of the Petroleum Engineering Program.  The classrooms are being fitted with state-of-the-art recording equipment to enable online review of lectures by students following class attendance.

Petroleum Engineering is the first program to bring undergraduate instruction to the Energy Research Park.  The inaugural course to be taught in the new facility is PETR 2311 Reservoir Petrophysics for sophomores, exploring rock and fluid properties in petroleum reservoirs.  The rest of the Petroleum Engineering Program, including the long-standing successful evening graduate program, will migrate into the new facility for the Summer 2011 term.

Directions, access instructions, and safety information about the Petroleum Engineering Building 9A can be found here.