Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


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PGE Welcomes You

Head shot of Dr. Jon Olson.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 No. 1 graduate and No. 2 undergraduate petroleum engineering programs in the country. Our tradition of excellence stems from strong curriculum, world-class faculty educators, and an unmatched research program.

Jon Olson
Professor and Chair
Lois K. and Richard D. Folger Leadership Chair and the Frank W. Jessen Professor 



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UT PGE lecturer Hilary Olson (second to the right) and her team received an honorable mention award for their work on an energy education program from the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

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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 professors conduct $16 million annually in research, more than any other U.S. petroleum engineering program, through 12 major areas with almost 85 sponsors and partners.