Petroleum Engineering

Missouri S&T honors alumni for professional distinction

Posted by on May 16, 2017

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented two Awards of Professional Distinction during winter commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 13. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement.

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S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy inducts new members

Posted by on April 25, 2017

Eleven graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy on April 20. The academy is an advisory group that was founded in 1954. The group includes graduates and others who have made outstanding contributions to their professions.

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Low oil prices reduce pain at the pump

Posted by on September 21, 2016

If you think you’re paying less for gas these days, it’s true. And a Missouri University of Science and Technology professor can explain why.

Nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular was — on Sept. 21 — $2.214, down from September 2015 ($2.365) and 2014 ($3.406). And when measured against September 2008, a gallon of gas today is over $1.50 less.

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Laufer Energy Symposium helps sponsor energy conference

Posted by on September 6, 2016

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Laufer Energy Symposium, along with the Missouri Energy Initiative and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, is sponsoring an energy symposium Oct. 4-5 in St. Louis. The Midwest Energy Policy Conference will bring together key business and technical leaders in legacy and renewable energy technologies.

Dr. Joseph D. Smith, the Wayne and Gayle Laufer Chair of Energy and director of the Energy Research and Development Center at Missouri S&T, will talk about energy resilience, with a specific focus on microgrids and hybrid energy systems.

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Dunn-Norman champions exchange program

Posted by on May 26, 2016

Do you want to visit distant lands, meet new and exciting people and, maybe, you know, ride an elephant?

Well, Missouri University of Science and Technology has just the thing for you. As part of Missouri S&T’s Study Abroad program, students can spend a semester in Southeast Asia as part of an exchange program with University Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), a STEM-focused university in Malaysia.

Dr. Shari Dunn-Norman, associate professor of geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri S&T, has lectured at UTP-Malaysia and champions the program — and she’s headed back to Malaysia in October. Her counterpart at UTP-Malaysia is Dr. Ismail bin Mohd Saaid, who studied at Missouri S&T the fall of 1991.

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Bai partners with DOE on CO2 storage, oil recovery

Posted by on September 3, 2015

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is working on a method to increase oil production and store carbon dioxide into oil formations — at the same time.

Dr. Baojun Bai, the Lester Birbeck Endowed professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri S&T, has received a U.S. Department of Energy grant to make the process of drawing oil from underground and storing CO2 more efficient using thermostable particle gels, which can resist the high temperature of formations.

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Missouri S&T professor earns distinguished status

Posted by on July 13, 2015

Dr. Shari Dunn-Norman, associate professor of petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is a recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ 2015 Distinguished Membership Award.

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MEM’s the word for Missouri S&T, Chevron partnership

Posted by on June 25, 2015

Mechanical earth modeling (MEM) is the latest wave in petroleum engineering, and Missouri University of Science and Technology is at the forefront of offering this multidisciplinary approach to its students.

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S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy inducts new members

Posted by on April 27, 2015

Seven graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the university’s Academy of Mines and Metallurgy on April 16.

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Missouri S&T software design team wins competition

Posted by on March 4, 2015

A software design team from Missouri University of Science and Technology earned first place in Schlumberger’s North American Ocean Academic Competition. The winning students earned a $15,000 prize, and their software will be made available to Schlumberger customers through the company’s website.

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