Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Krishan Malik


Adjunct Professor

Phone: (512) 471-3161
Office: CPE 2.502, 2.502

Research Areas: Energy Economics, International Energy Policy, Restructuring of the Global Oil Economy, Geopolitics of Oil, Energy Banking, Financing Energy Projects, Role of Oil in International Relations

Educational Qualifications:

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum Engineering (Interdisciplinary)

M.S., The University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum Engineering, 1971

M.Sc., University of Punjab, Geology, 1966

B.Sc. (Honors), University of Punjab, 1965

PGE Courses Taught:

PGE 383 (Oil and gas financial management)

PGE 371 (Energy finance)

PGE 383 (International petroleum agreements)

PGE 363 (Petroleum leasing regulations and practices)


Research is focused on understanding the structural changes that have permanently re-shaped the global oil economy; the impact of mergers and acquisitions on the oil industry; the implications of privatization of national oil companies, the impact of the rapidly increasing presence of the major Chinese national oil companies in the international petroleum industry, developments in international oil explorational and production agreements, the impact of the R-Factor in international oil contracts.

Awards & Honors:

Chairman, United Nations Committee on “The Problems of Environmental Management of World Energy.”

Highlighted Publications:

"Tracking Changes in Technology in the Oil Industry” for the United States Congress, Office of Technology.