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UT PGE Alumnus’ Transformative Gift Names New Energy Engineering Building

Thanks to an extraordinary commitment from UT PGE alumnus and former EOG Resources Inc. President Gary L. Thomas, the Cockrell School of Engineering is officially naming its newest building the Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building. Through his investment, Thomas hopes to ensure UT’s position among the nation’s top energy universities while helping to provide a multidisciplinary engineering education for students.

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Undergraduate Program No. 1 in 2020 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The Hildebrand Department continues to hold a No. 1 undergraduate petroleum engineering program ranking, according to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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Grant Aims to Improve Oil Recovery by Using Engineered Water

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is investing $8 million in the Hildebrand Department’s engineering research that aims to create a more efficient process for recovering oil from naturally fractured reservoirs using engineered water.

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Three Faculty Win Four 2019 International Awards

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineering (AIME) are awarding three Hildebrand Department professors with four 2019 international awards for their significant contributions to the field of petroleum engineering.

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Energy Excellence

With a proposed completion date in 2021, the Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building (EEB) will be a central hub for innovative energy-related education and research.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Petroleum Engineering Programs in the Nation


Average Starting Salary for B.S. Graduates


Of Alumni Serve in Executive Level Positions in Industry