Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


Natural gas engineering research includes topics such as how to extract gas and natural gas liquids efficiently from reservoirs taking into account geology, well locations, well type, well performance, injection and production strategies, production history, reservoir characteristics, fluid characteristics, economics and many other factors. This research is coupled with closely related topics such as formation evaluation, reservoir engineering, analytical and numerical simulation methods and reservoir characterization of both conventional and unconventional subsurface resources. 

Faculty:

Quoc Nguyen

Jon Olson

Gary Pope

Kamy Sepehrnoori

Mukul Sharma

Carlos Torres-Verdin

Research Highlights

UT PGE faculty conduct $16 million in research a year by working on significant industry and federal projects. They specialize in 12 major research areas with almost 85 partners.