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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MPGE Student Receives Prestigious Nancy L. Mergler Dissertation Completion Fellowship

MPGE student Mr. Harshkumar Patel was awarded the prestigious Nancy L. Mergler Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the academic year of 2019-2020. Mr. Patel is a Ph.D. candidate in Petroleum Engineering. He conducts research on well integrity under the supervision of Dr. Saeed Salehi. The fellowship is awarded to top Ph.D. candidates as determined by a […]

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MPGE Students Bagged All Awards at 2019 AADE Graduate Student Poster and Presentation Contest

The American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE), one of the active organizations for petroleum engineers organizes the Student Poster and Presentation Contest to recognize the role of academic endeavors in the future development of the petroleum industry, where university students highlight their research work. Several graduate (MS and Ph.D.) students from top petroleum engineering programs […]

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OU Faculty Senate Honors MPGE Professor with Prestigious Award

The OU Faculty Senate recognized Dr. Siddharth Misra by awarding him the Ed Cline Faculty Development Award for his project Machine-Learning for Geoscience Research and Teaching. The faculty development fund was created by President Boren to provide support to enhance the professional development of the faculty. In 2008, the awards were named after Prof. Ed Cline […]

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OU Reservoir Geomechanics and Seismicity Research Group has been recognized for research excellence by DOE Geothermal Technologies Office:

Ph.D. candidate, Lianbo Hu, and the RGSRG’s rock mechanics lab technologist, Steve Dwyer, played a key role in the success of this effort which also involved participation and contributions from undergraduate students (e.g., Lei Han, Weiqi Yu, Kyle Bolyard, Bey Westcott). Investing in EGS technologies could eventually lead to more than 100 gigawatts of economically […]

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Innovative New Program Provides Real-World Experience to OU Students

Petroleum engineering students at the University of Oklahoma will now have an opportunity to gain real-world experience working on projects for companies in the industry. Starting over the summer and officially kicking off in November of 2018, the Ronnie K. Irani Center for Energy Solutions was made possible by an investment from Mr. Irani and […]

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