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Yu Receives Second Place at AADE Conference

Yu Receives Second Place at AADE Conference

Yang Yu, a graduate student in the Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering, received second place in the graduate student category of the student poster contest at the 2014 American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) National Fluids Technical Conference and Exhibition in April 2014 in Houston, Texas.

His paper was titled "An Experimental Method to Measure the Porosity from Cuttings: Evaluation and Error Analysis." The conference covered subjects considered to be improvements and innovations in drilling operations. Attendees included representatives from academia, major and independent operators, service companies, drilling contractors, as well as equipment and materials manufacturers.


Sangang Receives President`s Competitive Scholarship

Sangang Receives President`s Competitive Scholarship

Cynthia Sangang, a senior petroleum engineering student, has been named a recipient of the President's Competitive Scholarship from the Texas Tech Office of the President. The Competitive Scholarship is awarded to individuals who show involvement in extracurricular activities within the Texas Tech community and demonstrate proven leadership. Sangang was nominated by Dr. Tanja Karp, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.


SPE Chapter Earns Gold Standard Award

SPE Chapter Earns Gold Standard Award

The Texas Tech University student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has earned the Gold Standard Award for 2014 in recognition of its exceptional programs in industry engagement, operations and planning, community involvement, professional development and innovation. This is the third consecutive year that the chapter has been recognized with the Gold Standard Award by SPE.

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Available Sabbatical Positions for Senior Faculty

Available Sabbatical Positions for Senior Faculty

The Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas Tech University has two (2) immediate openings sabbatical positions for senior faculty. For more information, visit the Available Positions page.


Heinze Receives SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement Award

Heinze Receives SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement Award

Dr. Lloyd Heinze, a professor of petroleum engineering, has been named a recipient of a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. He was recognized at the 2014 SPE SW North American Regional Awards Banquet in Midland at the Midland Country Club on May 8.

The award recognizes superiority in classroom teaching, excellence in research, significant contributions to the petroleum engineering profession and/or special effectiveness in advising and guiding students. It is presented based on the recommendation of the regional director or the regional award committee.


Celebrate Energy: Texas Tech`s Ties to the Oil Industry

Celebrate Energy: Texas Tech`s Ties to the Oil Industry

Texas Tech University is in the middle of oil country, and the ties with the industry run deep for the university. This video on YouTube highlights the new Petroleum Engineering Building and how Texas Tech continues to produce top-notch petroleum engineering graduates.


U.S. Oil Predictions Inspire Next Generation of Petroleum Engineers

U.S. Oil Predictions Inspire Next Generation of Petroleum Engineers

Texas Tech has a reputation for producing top petroleum engineering graduates that make an immediate impact. The upcoming completion of the new petroleum engineering building, combined with an oil boom, will enable Texas Tech to make an even bigger impact on petroleum engineering education and industry operations.


Sheng Receives SPE Regional Technical Award, Fulbright Grant

Sheng Receives SPE Regional Technical Award, Fulbright Grant

Dr. James Sheng, associate professor of petroleum engineering, is a recipient of a 2013 SPE Regional Technical Award for Formation Evaluation in the Southwestern U.S. region. He is also a recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Specialist Grant and will travel to Vietnam to help PetroVietnam University to establish a petroleum program.


Researchers Develop Improved Fracturing Techniques

Researchers Develop Improved Fracturing Techniques

Dr. Mohamed Soliman and two graduate petroleum engineering students have developed a new modified zipper frac (MZF) technique where fractures are initiated in a staggered pattern to induce stress, not only at the tips, but also in the middle area between fractures.


Available Faculty Positions

Available Faculty Positions

The Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering is currently accepting applications for multiple tenure track and/or tenured positions at the level of assistant, associate and full professor. For more information, visit the Available Positions page.


Department Receives $45.1M Schlumberger Gift

Department Receives $45.1M Schlumberger Gift

The Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering has accepted a $45.1 million gift of software presented by Schlumberger. The contribution includes 100 modules and licenses and maintenance of Petrel* and ECLIPSE software.


Three Generations of Petroleum Engineers

Three Generations of Petroleum Engineers

For the Billingsley family, petroleum engineering is in their blood. This family has seen three generations of petroleum engineers graduate from Texas Tech. Read more here.


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