New Mexico Tech has over 60 years' experience educating petroleum engineers, dating from the 1930's when we were known as the New Mexico School of Mines. Today, with the world's demand for oil still growing, we are at the forefront in petroleum education and technology.
The high demand for trained petroleum engineers is projected to remain well into the 21st century. Starting salaries are among the highest for any field of engineering. Recent New Mexico Tech graduates with bachelor's degrees in petroleum engineering reported starting salaries of $85,000 and higher.
Waleed Al-Bazzaz and Steve Vorenkamp (Instructor) with the 2013 NMT Wild
Well Control School trainees.
- SPRING 2013 NEWSLETTER Watch your emails on March 4 for the Spring 2013 newsletter.
- DrillRig Simulator-Seeking Donations.
DRILL RIG SIMULATOR
- Wild Well Control School March 1-3, 2013. THANK YOU to our current sponsors: Energen (Pat Sanchez), Waleed Al-Bazzaz, Jay Geist, Bill & Cheryl Macey, Bill Marble, Jeff Corey, Julie Cruse, Apache Corporation (Raven Goswick), and Michael Kostrzewa.
- Fagan Scholarship Winners Announced. This year's scholarship selection was very challenging. Out of 24 applications, there were ten really strong students. The recipients chosen were Eric Angelos and Ephraim Schofield.
- SPE Roswell Section Scholarship Golf Tournament. Friday, April 12, 2013. Spring Rivers Golf Course, Roswell, NM. Registraton and Player Registration open now. Contact Karen for more information.
- Mark Your Calendars! Petroleum Engineering Senior Design Presentations and the Langdon B. Taylor Banquet. Friday-Saturday, April 19-20, 2013.
- TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Friday, April 19. Senior Design Presentations. Location TBD
Saturday, April 20. Langdon B. Taylor Banquet. 5pm. Bodega Burger Co. and Lounge
More information will be posted by March 1, when our annual newsletter goes out.
- CONGRATULATIONS to Eric Angelos! He was the winner of the Young Ambassador Essay Contest for Oil and Gas Day at the Capitol.
- AADE Student Chapter Winter Wonderland Golf Scramble. The golf scramble was a success despite a little bit of rain. AADE Student Chapter would like to thank their sponsors: Jesus Barraza, Manny Hernandez, Tom Shimura, Dr. Kelly, and Scotty Smith.
- ATCE San Antonio. New Mexico Tech Alumni Reception. We want to send another Thank You to our Reception Sponsors: Chevron, Bill and Cheryl Macey, and Jim Linville.
- SPE 11th Annual 49ers Gold Rush Golf Scramble is scheduled for October 18, 2013.
We'd like to thank ALL of our 2012 sponsors for their support.
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Elite Well Services
Gold Sponsors: Jay Geist ('11)
Silver Sponsor: Armstrong Energy and CMB Environmental & Geological Services Inc.
- We're on Facebook! "Like" the New Mexico Tech Petroleum Engineering Department page.
- Follow us on Twitter! @NMTPetroEngDept
- SPE Roswell Section, NMT SPE Students, and Friends Race for the Cure. We had 20 team members: 17 raced/walked and three slept in. The team raised over $1,000 to benefit Komen Central New Mexico.
- All petroleum students will be asked to sign a release form so Karen can release pics and resumes.
- Meeting Tomorrow's Energy Challenges Today -
As a modern petroleum engineer, you'll be expected to perform interdisciplinary activities in the areas of drilling, production, formation evaluation, and reservoir engineering. Accordingly, we have designed New Mexico Tech's program to train you in many areas: geology, hydraulics, engineering mechanics, thermodynamics, physical chemistry, and economics.
The Petroleum Engineering department places particular emphasis on giving you "hands-on" experience as well as classroom education. In four modern laboratories, you'll gain practical experience with drilling fluids, well completions, formation evaluation, and reservoir engineering.
An industry consortium sponsors projects in the area of reservoir characterization and simulation, and our students work and interact directly with industry operations and research staff. In addition, engineers and geoscientists from Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories often work with the Petroleum Engineering department. The
Petroleum Recovery Research Center
(PRRC) is located on campus and is well known in the industry as a research leader in advanced techniques of improved petroleum recovery. Researchers from the PRRC interact extensively with the Petroleum Engineering department.