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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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Remembering the Life and Legacy of Curtis Mewbourne

June 23, 2022

The Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy and the University of Oklahoma is remembering the life and legacy of Curtis W. Mewbourne, who died today, June 23, 2022. The loyal OU alumnus and namesake of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy and the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering left a mark on the lives of the students he supported, faculty he championed and university he loved.

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.

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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