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Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy

We are earth and energy.

The Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy improves people’s lives through
research, education and service by studying Earth’s past and present, developing
new energy tools and resources, and creating geoscientists and engineers who
work across disciplines to address some of society’s most critical challenges.


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OU Researchers Receive Department of Energy Grant to Pioneer Demonstration and Repurposing of Retired Oil Wells into Geothermal Wells

January 24, 2022

University of Oklahoma associate professor Saeed Salehi is leading a team of researchers from the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering in the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy to turn abandoned and retired oil and gas wells into geothermal wells that they hope to eventually heat two Tuttle, Oklahoma, schools.

OU Student Team Named a Winner of Global Elon Musk-Sponsored Carbon Removal Competition

November 11, 2021

Bison Underground, a startup created by current and former students from the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma, won a $250,000 award and seed funding for a research proposal in the XPRIZE $5 Million Carbon Removal Student Competition.

School of Geosciences


Founded in 1900 by Charles Gould, the School of Geosciences has been a leader in geosciences research and education for over a century.  The School has been a global leader in education and research in topics related to hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation, but now includes research programs spanning aspects of organic, inorganic and environmental geochemistry, and hydrochemistry, planetary geology, structure and geophysics of earthquakes and induced seismicity, near-field and crustal-scale geophysics, paleoecology and paleoclimate, paleomagnetism, and mineralogy/petrology.


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Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering


The Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering is ranked among the top for petroleum education. Students of MPGE can expect an education unparalleled to others with industry responsive curriculum, state-of-the-art laboratories, renowned faculty, a multicultural environment, and opportunities for hands-on learning and engagement with top industry professionals.



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Dean J. Mike Stice

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