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The Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering (“MPGE”), located within the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, is one of the oldest and ranks among the top three programs in the nation. MPGE’s rigorous curriculum prepares students for work in a far-reaching industry that supports much of the heartland. Students receive a firm foundation in contemporary oil and gas issues, extraction methods, engineering processes, resource development and advanced course work in the three primary petroleum engineering specializations: Drilling Engineering, Production Engineering and Reservoir Engineering.

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OU Drillbotics Teams Takes First Place

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Congratulations to our Drillbotics team for placing first at the International Drillbotics Competition. 

Drillbotics is an international competition for universities to build, design, and use sensors to control algorithms to autonomously drill a rock sample provided by SPE's Drilling Sustems Automation Technical Section (DSATS).

Eleven teams competed for a chance to win a sponsored trip at the next SPE/IADC Drilling Conference. The University of Oklahoma claimed the 2019 title.

Pictured below:

Jeff McCaskill, Ahmed Ramadan, Emmanuel Akita, Forrest Dyer, Payton Duggan, and Monica Elkins.

Mewbourne School 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 (OETA) 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 the nation for petroleum engineering". The school attracts students nation wide and globally to learn at the university. To add more achievements,  Mewbourne School is in the top three programs in petroleum engineering nation wide.

OETA  interviews our very own OU Research Fellow Dr. Mark Curtis, OU Research Associate Jeremey Jernigan, and OU Lead Research Technologists Steve Dwyer. Congratulations to all and to the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering.

OETA Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q5P2y5YYTU 

Graduate Student Receives Prestigious Award


Graduate student Felipe Perez Valencia was awarded second place at the Large-scale-Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator(LAMMPS) Workshop and Symposium. The sixth LAAMPS Workshop and Symposium was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Continuing Education Building. 

Valencia gathered the LAAPS users community that uses molecular dynamics in several different disciplines. For the first this year, the best two posters were awarded in honor of Ahmed Ismail, a former collaborator of many of the LAMMPS main developers at Sandia National Laboratories and a LAMMPS contributor and user. Ahmed passed away earlier in this year.