University of Houston

Cullen College of Engineering

PetroleumEngineering

Address:

4800 Calhoun Rd

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77004

United States

Phone:

713-743-2255

Fax:

713-743-8342

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PetroleumEngineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Petroleum engineering combines geology, drilling engineering, and petrophysical logging methods to find and produce crude oil and gas from deposits deep under land and sea. Petroleum engineers design and operate surface facilities for drilling and for preparation of oil and gas for shipment to refiners and markets. They test to determine the predominant natural forces causing production in each deposit and apply principles of chemical engineering in devising processes for increasing recovery efficiency. Economics, safety, and environmental protection are essential aspects of all these activities.

Accreditation:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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