|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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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.