Oklahoma oilman and OU petroleum engineering alumnus Llewellyn “Lew” Ward, III died on Sunday, March 20. Ward was the founder and chairman of Enid-based Ward Petroleum Corporation. Born July 24, 1930 in Oklahoma City, Ward was raised in the state’s oil and gas industry. His father Llewellyn Ward, II was a driller, tool pusher and […]
On March 4, A Hydraulic Fracturing and StimPlan Workshop was given by Michael Smith of NSI Technologies. The one day workshop, hosted by MPGE Assistant Professor Saeed Salehi, emphasized the multi-disciplinary nature of the StimPlan software by integrating reservoir engineering aspects with fracture mechanics and operational considerations, including state of the art fracturing concepts and practices, […]
On Saturday, March 5, MPGE students competed at the SPE Mid-Continent North America Student Paper Contest held on the the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo. MPGE Associate Professor Catalin Teodoriu and Assistant Professor Mashhad Fahes served as judges during the competition. The winners were as follows: Undergraduate 1st place […]
OU SPE’s Intramural Men’s Basketball team, Team Weichman, placed first in the campus-wide championship. The team consists of: Andy Wiechman, Sid Bagawandoss, Alex Bradley, Colby Moore, Nick Schelbar, Evan Drake, Gabe Bonzie, DJ Eaton and Brandon Mills. They will now travel to Stillwater to play against OSU’s champion team.
MPGE Master’s student, Sassan Hajirezaie, placed 2nd in the engineering category of the 2016 Student Research and Creativity Day hosted by OU’s Graduate College. With over sixty-five entries, this year’s SRCD was a huge success in showcasing the broad range of graduate research taking place across OU. Sassan is in his second year of the […]
After 23 years at OU, MPGE Research and Design Technologist, Joe Flenniken retired at the end of February. Throughout his time with MPGE, Joe assisted countless students and faculty members in their research and studies. He will be missed, however, we wish him well in all the adventures he will have during retirement.
Vital to student life within MPGE are our student organizations. They provide key programing to engage and support their peers such as providing tutoring, mentoring, opportunities to attend presentations and meet with industry professionals and social events to bond and network. Two organizations recently held elections, OU SPE and WPGE. Please join us in congratulating […]
February 21-27 saw the 103rd Engineers Week celebrations on OU’s Norman campus. Throughout the student led week, petroleum engineering students were found at taking part in a variety of events to honor the engineering profession and those pursuing it at OU. E-Week kicked-off, as it always does, with the annual Road Rallye on Sunday, co-hosted, this […]
Catalin Teodoriu, Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, has been appointed as the Director of the Drilling Simulation Center at OU. The National Oilwell Varco (NOV) drilling simulator, donated to OU’s Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, is an industrial standard simulator used to create unique virtual experiences that allow students to safely apply their […]