Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Drilling, well completions, and rock mechanics research includes: well bore stability in highly deviated wells; high-temperature/high-pressure properties of drilling fluids; fracture gradient and pore pressure quantifications; MWD, LWD, and PWD technologies; wave propagation and mechanical behavior in weak, loosely cemented, granular materials; and more.


Paul Bommer

Hugh Daigle

John Foster

Ken Gray

Carlos Torres-Verdin

Eric van Oort

Research Highlights

UT PGE faculty conduct $13 million in research a year by working on significant industry and federal projects. They specialize in 12 major research areas with almost 85 partners.