Topic: Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Gates Foundation Grant Funds Malaria Research

May 26, 2016
Chun Huh

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering received a $100,000 grant from the Gates Foundation for health-related research.

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The Drilling Automation Lab

Sept. 25, 2015
The Drilling Automation Lab at UT Austin

"You can be an environmentalist and join the oil and gas industry."

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UT Researchers Use Simple Scaling Theory to Better Predict Gas Production in Barnett Shale Wells

Nov. 18, 2013

*Editor's note: The fourth paragraph in the earlier version of this release has been removed. 

AUSTIN, Texas  Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a simple scaling theory to estimate gas production from hydraulically fractured wells in the Barnett Shale.

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Baker Hughes Donates $1.7 Million For Drilling and Completions Labs at The University of Texas

May 1, 2012

Baker Hughes, a leading oilfield service company, is donating $1.7 million to help establish The University of Texas at Austin as the global epicenter of creating technology for drilling oil and gas wells.

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Book Takes Readers Behind the Scenes of the Deepwater Horizon Spill and World's Energy Demand

Nov. 21, 2011

Not one error but a series of miscommunications and mismanagement from all parties at all levels caused the Deepwater Horizon disaster, aggravated by the world's relentless demand for energy, according to a new book released by Tad Patzek, chair of the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and co-author Joseph A. Tainter, a professor in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University.

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