This fall, two award-winning assistant professors are joining the department. After receiving their Ph.D.’s from UT PGE, they began their impressive careers in academia and industry. Heidari, a leader in the formation evaluation field, has published more than 60 papers and Okuno brings seven years of industry experience to UT PGE.
Dr. Eric van Oort is featured in an article, authored by Trent Jacobs, in the July issue of JPT Magazine about the launch of his game-changing automated drilling consortium, RAPID.
The University of Texas at Austin is ranked No. 19 in the world for high-impact science, according to the Nature Index, which tracks publication in the world’s top research journals.
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. UT 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.
Professor and Chair
George H. Fancher Professorship in Petroleum Engineering and The Lois K. & Richard D. Folger Leadership Chair
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The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) is the research center of the PGE department that produces innovative faculty and student research. The top-rated program conducts $22.7 million annually in research, more than any other U.S. petroleum engineering program, through 11 major areas with almost 85 sponsors and partners.