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Marcos Machado

Webinar with Marcos Machado

Tuesday, April 11, 2023, Noon Central
CSEE Webinar


Industrial Affiliate Programs Spotlight

Reservoir Simulation

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An Interview with Larry Lake


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UT Energy Week 2023

UT Energy Week is an annual event that showcases the depth and breadth of energy research that makes The University of Texas at Austin the world’s premier energy university.
March 28 – 31, 2023


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The Texas Permian Superbasin Geomodel: examples from regional and field-level outcrop-to-subsurface reservoir characterization studies.

Robin Dommisse, Senior 3D Geological Modeling Advisor, Bureau of Economic Geology
Friday, March 31, 2023, 9-10 am Central
Bureau Seminar Series

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Energy and Evolution of Human Economic Order

Lisi Krall, Professor of Economics, State University of New York, Cortland
Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m Central
UT Energy Symposium

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Webinar with Marcos Machado

Modeling CCS Reservoir Risks
April 11, 2023, Noon Central
CSEE Webinar

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Michelle Hageman joins CSEE as Administrative Manager

Michelle joins CSEE from the Computer Science Department at Texas State University where she was an Academic Budget Specialist. She received her BS in Communications at Brigham Young University – Idaho.

Associate Professor Ryosuke Okuno to lead Energi Simulation Industrial Affiliate Program on Carbon Utilization and Storage at UT Austin


Energi Simulation, a Calgary-based not-for-profit organization, has committed an investment of $540,000 Canadian dollars over the next three years to support research on “Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)” at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). This program will serve as a vehicle for interdisciplinary collaboration among UT Austin faculty that enables them to address strategic areas of CCUS research.

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Associate Professor David DiCarlo and Assistant Professor Yingda Lu have each received research funding through the new Energize Program, a collaboration between The University of Texas at Austin and the Southwest Research Institute

The program is a new opportunity for enhanced scientific collaboration between the two institutions focused on energy research.


Professor Matthew Balhoff receives SPE Lester C. Uren Award

The Lester C. Uren Award recognizes distinguished achievement in the technology of petroleum engineering. Recipients of this award automatically become Distinguished Members.


Professor Kishore Mohanty receives SPE John Franklin Carll Award

The John Franklin Carll Award recognizes distinguished contribution in the application of engineering principles to petroleum development and recovery. Recipients of this award automatically become Distinguished Members.

Professor Kamy Sepehrnoori awarded SPE/AIME Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal

The Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal honors distinguished achievement in the identification and development of new technology and concepts that will enhance the process of finding or producing petroleum. Recipients of this award automatically become Distinguished Members.

Assistant Professor Wen Song has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate the recovery of rare earth elements from clays.

CAREER awards are among the NSF’s most prestigious in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department.

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Professor Quoc Nguyen has been selected to receive the SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty in the Southwestern North America Region

The SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty recognizes superiority in classroom teaching, excellence in research, significant contributions to the petroleum engineering profession and/or special effectiveness in advising and guiding students. It is presented based on the recommendation of the regional director or the regional award committee.

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