Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Feature Stories

In late 2014, oil prices plummeted from $100 to $50 a barrel. Over the next three years, domestic onshore rig activity dwindled. Yet, production continued to grow in one domestic oil shale play: the Permian Basin.

After spending more than a decade in industry, new associate professor Michael Pyrcz is joining UT PGE this fall.

When oil mixes with or enters into water, conventional methods of cleaning the water and removing the oil can be challenging, expensive and environmentally risky.

NASA made a significant discovery in 2015 that has the potential to alter our ability to live beyond Earth, making some science fiction a reality.

UT PGE assistant professor John T. Foster and a team of researchers have developed a more sophisticated hydraulic fracturing model to simulate complex fracture networks.