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.
- Petroleum & Chemical Engineering Alumni Happy Hour in Houston. Wednesday, December 11. 6:30-8:30pm. Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse, 12000 Southwest Freeway, Meadows Place. Heavy appetizers. Door prizes including green chile! Event Sponsor(s): Jay Geist. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 10.
- November 21-22. MSEC 103. Department Student Paper Contest
Congrats to the winners:
Graduate: William Ampomah (Ph.D.), Issah Abdallah and Ivan Kurnia (M.S.)
Undergraduate: Richard Poythress and Arash Memarzadeh
Undergraduate Honorable Mention: Tyrone Daye
- NMT SPE Energy4Me Team begins traveling. Under the guidance of the SPE Roswell Section and NMT Vice President, Eric Angelos, the NMT Student Chapter's Energy4Me Team will begin traveling this week. Teams are divided into locations: North, Central, South, Southeast. This week the Central Team visits Sarracino Middle School to teach Science Olympiad students how to read topographic maps. The Southeast Team travels to Roswell, NM, to give small interactive demonstrations to 316 MESA students. Beginning in January 2014, all teams will be visiting middle and high schools throughout the state. The Energy4Me Program is the Society of Petroleum Engineers energy education program.
- CONGRATULATIONS to the SPE Roswell Section-Winner of the 2013 President's Award for Section Excellence. Second year in a row!!! The Roswell Section Officers, tied to New Mexico Tech, are: Robert Balch, Program Chair; JJ McGlasson, Section Chair; Vidya Bammidi, Membership Chair/YP Liaision; Karen Balch Secretary/Treasurer; Mike Kelly, Board Member. John Maxey, Section Co-Chair, has two students in the NMT Petroleum Engineering Program.
- CONGRATULATIONS to the NMT SPE Student Chapter-recognition for the 2013 Gold Standard Designation Award. This recognition is for their exceptional programs in technology dissemination, membership development, community and social outreach, and more!
- SPRING 2013 NEWSLETTER
- SAVE THE DATE! April 25-26, 2014. Senior Design Poster Presentations, Dr. Chen Classic, Langdon B. Taylor Banquet. Postcards will be mailed/emailed late November.
The SPE Students want to thank everyone who participated in the SPE 11th Annual 49ers Gold Rush Golf Scramble. They also send a huge THANKS
to their sponsors! Mark Your Calendars for the 12th Annual Gold Rush Golf Scramble. SPE will be celebrating New Mexico Tech, 125 years, on the golf course. October 17, 2014. Details will be posted April 2014.
Thank You to Our 2013
Platinum Sponsor: Elite Well Services, Par Five
Gold Sponsors: Jay Geist, Crescent Directional Drilling
Silver Sponsors: Wild Well Control, Armstrong Energy, Maxey Engineering, LLC, ConocoPhillips
MORNING FLIGHT AWARDS SPONSOR: Three Forks Resources, LLC
A.M. BREAKFAST SPONSOR: Energen Resources
LUNCH SPONSOR: DJ Simmons, Inc.
P.M. DINNER SPONSOR: Matt & Liz Boese
Student Team Sponsors: Scotty A Smith, LLC and Larry Ivie
Thank you to our 2013 Annual 49ers Golf Tournament Hole in One Prize Sponsor Monette Ford!
ATCE New Orleans. New Mexico Tech Alumni Reception. THANKS to Our Reception Sponsors: Chevron and Julie Cruse. Conference Polo Shirt Sponsor: Concho Resources.
- AADE First Annual Josh Kamas Memorial Golf Tournament. Thank You to Everyone Helping to Make This a Success!
Benefitting the Josh Kamas Scholarship Fund for NMT AADE students.
LUNCH SPONSOR-Energen Resources and Larry Ivie
PLATINUM SPONSOR- Larry Ivie
GOLD SPONSOR- Packers Plus (Jay Geist)
- Wild Well Control School MARCH 7-9, 2014. THANK YOU to our March 2013 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.
- We're on Facebook! "Like" the New Mexico Tech Petroleum Engineering Department page.
- Follow us on Twitter! @NMTPetroEngDept
- 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.