Facilities for Graduate Work
Excellent facilities for graduate research in petroleum and geosystems engineering are available in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Building. In addition to departmental offices and classrooms, the building houses over forty thousand square feet of laboratory space, providing unique capabilities for studies in production logging, vertical and inclined flow in wells, core flooding for enhanced oil recovery techniques, subsurface environmental remediation, magnetic resonance imaging, drilling, stimulation, mechanics, well log digitizing and interpretation, and PVT analysis. Additional laboratory space at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus is used for research. A machine shop and electronics shop are maintained to fabricate and support research equipment.
In addition to the facilities of Academic Computing and Instructional Technology Services, students have access to a host of computers housed in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, including numerous minicomputers, microcomputers, and workstations. Excellent library facilities include the Mallet Chemistry Library, the McKinney Engineering Library, the Walter Geology Library, and the Kuehne Physics-Mathematics-Astronomy Library.
Areas of Study
Opportunities for study and research are offered in the areas of well-logging, rock mechanics, drilling fluids, production, reservoir engineering (including improved methods for oil recovery), natural gas engineering, well stimulation, energy economics, energy finance, hydrocarbon phase behavior, groundwater remediation, underground waste disposal, and mineral resources.
Graduate Studies Committee
The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 1998-1999.
All prospective degree candidates must have a background satisfactory for study of advanced petroleum engineering as determined by the Graduate Studies Committee. For students without this background, such as those without degrees in the field, the Graduate Studies Committee will recommend a program of coursework designed to prepare the student for graduate study. Complete requirements for admission are available from the graduate admission adviser.
Master of Science in Engineering
With the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee, the student elects one of three options:
All options must include at least eighteen semester hours of engineering courses. The program of coursework must be approved by the graduate adviser and the graduate dean. More detailed information is available from the graduate adviser.
Doctor of Philosophy
To qualify as a doctoral candidate, the student must fulfill the following requirements:
For More Information
Campus address: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Building (CPE) 2.502, phone (512) 471-3161, fax (512) 471-9605
Mailing address: Graduate Program in Petroleum Engineering, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1061
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