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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Department of Petroleum Engineering

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Petroleum engineering offers the full spectrum of career opportunities - whether working for large multinational corporations or smaller independent oil companies, or even opportunities for the development of new companies and enterprises. The industry continues to re-invent itself and in recent years there have been major new developments in the horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing, production and stimulation, and the production of deep, tight gas formations, to mention a few. Such developments have invigorated the US and global petroleum production industry and will have an important impact in meeting global energy challenges in the future.


The vision of the University of Houston Department of Petroleum Engineering is to be a center of world-class petroleum engineering education, research and service in Houston, the center of the world petroleum industry.


The mission of the University Of Houston Department Of Petroleum Engineering is to educate students to become highly qualified petroleum engineers, to conduct innovative research in petroleum engineering and related interdisciplinary areas, and provide service to the profession and to society.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the University of Houston petroleum Engineering Program will:

  • address the challenges of the world’s energy needs responsibly,
  • exceed the evolving expectations of employers in the petroleum and energy industries,
  • sustain industry leading skills, and
  • be leaders in industry, academe, and government.


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