Now in its sixth year, the 10-week SURI program continues to draw some of the brightest students from around the country to work with faculty on significant areas of research related to petroleum engineering.
As proof that a degree in petroleum engineering from UT Austin can take you just about anywhere you want to go, UT PGE 2014 graduates Nicci Lee, Pedro Flores, and Cyrus Iqbal are following their bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering down diverging paths.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded UT Austin a $12 million grant to fund carbon storage research aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Technology is playing a large role in our research labs with state-of-the-art equipment from an innovative drilling simulator to a MMR scanner, but it’s also strategically incorporated into UT PGE classrooms, increasing students’ learning and better preparing them for careers in industry.
Welcome to the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Petroleum engineering is an exciting field of professionals dedicated to providing energy that powers a modern society. Our department is committed to educating the next generation of petroleum engineering leaders who will improve our quality of life. PGE is home to the #1 petroleum engineering graduate program and the #2 petroleum engineering undergraduate program. Our tradition of excellence stems from strong curriculum, world-class faculty educators, and an unmatched research program.
Tadeusz W. Patzek
Professor and Chair
The Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering #11 and The Lois K. & Richard D. Folger Leadership Chair
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The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) is the research arm of the PGE department that produces innovative faculty and student research. The top-rated program conducts $21 million annually in research through nine major sponsored areas with 85 corporate partners.