Student Honored with Rock Mechanics Research Award

Ph.D. student from OU Reservoir Geomechanics Group Honored with Rock Mechanics Research Award from American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) Ph.D. candidate Zhi Ye from OU Reservoir Geomechanics & Seismicity Research Group received the American Rock Mechanics Association’s (ARMA) prestigious “Rock Mechanics Research Award” at the Annual Meeting held last June in Brooklyn, New York. The […]

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Students Receive Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarship

The Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering would like to announce five students who received the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) scholarship from the Dallas Section. A total of $11,500 was awarded for the 2019-2020 Fall and Spring semesters. Students awarded are Katelyn Ashcraft, Ducha Hapsari, Rahmat Ashari, Ammar Chaudhry, and Jinyoung Park. Should […]

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Mr. Perez Valencia Earns Award

Felipe Perez Valencia was awarded second place at the Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator (LAMMPS) Workshop and Symposium. The sixth LAMMPS Workshop and Symposium was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Continuing Education Building. Valencia gathered the LAMMPS users community that uses molecular dynamics in several different disciplines. For the […]

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Runar Nygaard Named New Director for MPGE

Runar Nygaard accepted the position of Director of the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering this past summer. Nygaard is originally from Norway but joins Mewbourne from Oklahoma State University. At OSU, he was the Petroleum Engineering Program Director and held the Harold Courson Chair in Petroleum Engineering. Earning a doctorate degree in Geomechanics in […]

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OU Engineering featured on OETA

The Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering is celebrating 100 years of petroleum engineering education at the University of Oklahoma. Recently, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority aired a segment of the department’s celebration. Former Director Dr. Rai states, “It is a very exciting time reaching a landmark being one of the oldest schools in […]

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OU Drillbotics Team Takes First Place

Congratulations to our Drillbotics® team for placing 1st at the International Drillbotics® Competition! 🎉 Drillbotics® is a competition for universities to build, design, and use sensors to control algorithms to autonomously drill a rock sample provided by SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS). Eleven teams competed for a chance to win a sponsored trip […]

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