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OU Imperial Barrel Team


The OU Imperial Barrel Team won First Place at the Mid-Continent competition for an unprecedented third year in a row, and they won Second Place at the 2014 AAPG Annual Convention. Members include Charles Crosby, Emma Giddens, Michael Kowalczyk, Rachel Petit and Brandon Swain, under the supervision of Dr. John Pigott.

Institute for Reservoir Characterization

Stephenson lab dedication

The Institute for Reservoir Characterization recently dedicated two research labs in Sarkeys Energy Center: the Noble Energy Company Reservoir Characterization Center Laboratory and the Robert L. and Norma E. Stephenson Geologic Reservoir Characterization Core Facility.

Geophysical Tech-Fest

organizing committee

For the first year, OU, the University of Tulsa, the  University of Arkansas and Oklahoma State University collaboarted to host the first Geophysical Tech-Fest. The purpose of th event is to give students the opportunity to network and share their specialized research projects.

Award Winning Alumnus

OU alumni logo

AAPG awarded alumnus Tommy Thompson the 2014 Pioneer award at its annual convention in April. The Pioneer Award is given to longstanding members who have contributed to the association and, have made meaningful and significant contributions to the science of geology.