Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


The Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department hosted the annual SPE Local Paper Contest on Friday, January 25, 2013, where students had the opportunity to present their research in front of a panel of industry professionals. Judges picked the top three presenters in each division to win a monetary prize, and first and second place winners will have the opportunity to compete in the SPE Gulf Coast Regional Contest this spring, also hosted by UT PGE.

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2013 SPE Local Paper Contest:

BS Division:

First Place:             Jason Camacho

Second Place:         Julio Trevino

Third Place:            Brandon Hilts

MS Division:

First Place:              Shaina Kelly

Second Place:          Roman Shor

Third Place:             Prateek Kathel

PhD Division:

First Place:              Lokendra Jain

Second Place:          Kan Wu

Third Place:             Lionel Ribeiro

This event would not have been possible without our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:
Pioneer Natural Resources

Lead Sponsors:
Chevron, ConocoPhillips

Sponsors:
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, SPE Dallas Chapter

A big thank you to everyone who donated their time and energy to this contest, especially our judges:

Dustin Walker (Chevron), Jesus Salazar (ConocoPhillips), Shahid Azizul Haq (Schlumberger), Ankur Gandhi (Anadarko Petroleum Corporation), Mark Walsh (Consultant), William Guo (Chevron), Kanay Jerath (Anadarko Petroleum Corporation), Alan He (Statoil), James Meek (Chesapeake), Marta Bermudez (Chevron), Brandon Calva (Chevron), Susan Howes (Chevron), Gary Schein (Pioneer Natural Resources), Sam Larkin (Pioneer Natural Resources)

See you at the SPE Gulf Coast Regional Contest, April 5-6, 2013!

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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 professors conduct $13 million annually in research, more than any other U.S. petroleum engineering program, through 12 major areas with almost 85 sponsors and partners.