Low oil prices reduce pain at the pump

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. [Read more…]

Laufer Energy Symposium helps sponsor energy conference

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. [Read more…]

Dunn-Norman champions exchange program

Missouri S&T's Shari Dunn-Norman is surrounded by UTP students in March 2015 in Malaysia. She was a guest lecturer in UTP's drilling program, teaching the production module for three weeks.

Missouri S&T’s Shari Dunn-Norman is surrounded by University Teknologi PETRONAS students in March 2015 in Malaysia. She was a guest lecturer in UTP’s drilling program, teaching the production module for three weeks.

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. [Read more…]

Bai partners with DOE on CO2 storage, oil recovery

Oil production often uses CO2 to help recover the oil in a reservoir. A Missouri S&T researcher is using thermostable particle gels to help recover oil and store CO2.

Oil production often uses CO2 to help recover the oil in a reservoir. Missouri S&T professor Baojun Bai is using thermostable particle gels to help recover oil and store CO2.

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. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T professor earns distinguished status

Removing the threat of crude oil pipeline breaksDr. 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. [Read more…]

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

Chevron-LogoMechanical 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. [Read more…]

S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy inducts new members

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

Missouri S&T software design team wins competition

logo_slb_headerA 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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Missouri S&T reaches finals of software design competition

logo_slb_headerA team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of six finalists in the Schlumberger Information Solutions’ Ocean Academic Competition.

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Flori listed among ‘Icons of Education’

Dr. Ralph E. Flori Jr.

Dr. Ralph E. Flori Jr.

Dr. Ralph E. Flori Jr., program head of petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named one of Ingram’s magazine’s 2015 “Icons of Education” for his contributions to Missouri S&T and to higher education. [Read more…]