Research

Faculty and students in Petroleum Engineering combine theory with experiments and computation to understand energy resources, and the relationships between society and energy.

Advancing the transformation of energy resources

Advancing the Transformation of Energy Resources

At the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, the Petroleum Engineering Department offers state-of-the-art research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. The University of Houston is home to some of the world’s most advanced energy research and houses a 74-acre campus, called the Technology Bridge, dedicated to bringing industry and academia together to conduct energy research in clean engines and fuels, wind energy, superconductivity and petroleum engineering. All undergraduate and graduate students in engineering are strongly encouraged to get hands-on research experience in one of the many faculty research groups, labs or centers on campus while they are pursuing their degrees.

Research Excellence

Unconventionals
Unconventional reservoirs include tight-gas sands, gas and oil shales, coalbed methane, heavy oil and tar sands, and gas-hydrate deposits.
Reservoir Engineering
This branch of petroleum engineering deals with fluid flow through a porous medium during the development and production of oil and gas reservoirs.
Rock Properties and Geomechanics
The physical characteristics of reservoir rocks describe how rocks store fluids and to allow fluids to flow through them while geomechanics describe...
Theses and Dissertations Learn more about our PhD students and their research topics
Facilities & Laboratories

Facilities & Laboratories

Located in UH’s Technology Bridge campus and funded through generous donations from Conoco-Philips and with support from UH, students in the UH Petroleum Engineering department are able to gain real world skills.

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Centers & Consortia

Centers & Consortia

As the field of oil and gas exploration and production continues to advance and new technologies emerge, the petroleum engineering department is creating new centers, institutes, consortia and alliances that are cross-disciplinary, meaningful and innovative.

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Industrial Relations

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Industrial Relations