Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


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PGE Welcomes You

jon-homepageWelcome 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.

Jon Olson
Professor and Chair
George H. Fancher Professorship in Petroleum Engineering and The Lois K. & Richard D. Folger Leadership Chair



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Congrats to the winners of the inaugural Amazing Race: PGE edition at the Freshman Fall Retreat. Among many activities, the team conquered math equations, Harry Potter trivia and a Slip'N Slide.

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About CPGE

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.