Department of Energy Awards a New Multi-Million Dollar Grant to OU MPGE Team

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of seven projects totaling nearly $11.4 million to advance geothermal energy development. The projects will focus on accelerating the research and development (R&D) of innovative geothermal energy technologies in America. https://www.energy.gov/articles/energy-department-announces-114-million-new-projects-advance-efficient-drilling-geothermal University of Oklahoma is one of the awarded universities. Project team includes Dr. Salehi (Project […]

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OU Drillbotics Team Takes Second Place in International Competition

Written by: Jack Borer The University of Oklahoma is proud to announce that its 2018 Drillbotics team has been awarded 2nd place in this year’s Drillbotics International Student Competition. Ten teams from four countries (Canada, Norway, Germany, and the United States) participated in this year’s challenge, which tested the wit and determination of all those […]

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MPGE Faculty Member Honored with Two Prestigious Awards

Dr. Siddharth Misra was awarded the Early Career Award by the Department of Energy and the Petroleum Research Fund granted by the American Chemical Society. Dr. Misra is one of only 84 scientists from around the nation selected for the Early Career award that will fund his research for the next five years.  According to the […]

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SPE and SPWLA Award Several MPGE Professors

In May, several MPGE professors were recognized for their outstanding work and service by two respected organizations – The Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts. SPE Midcontinent Section recognized members who contributed exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical […]

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Undergraduate Researcher Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Grand Prize

MPGE undergraduate researcher, Rodrigo Rivera, has been awarded the Phi Kappa Phi Grand Prize for presentation at Undergraduate Research Day. He was awarded a total of $500. Recently, he presented an SPE paper at the SPE International Formation Damage Symposium on the effect of water hardness on cement properties. Rivera’s faculty sponsor is Dr. Saeed Salehi

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