Optimizing a Petroleum engineering degree Written and Edited by Sriniketh Sukumar We’re all engineers in the making, and engineers like to optimize resources. An engineering degree plan comes with certain subtleties and nuances that are often overlooked. So, let’s discuss how we can optimize the resources provided to us in college to optimize [...]
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Battle For Energy (Part 2) Written and Edited by Sriniketh Sukumar We continue our discussion of where the future of energy lies from where we left off last time, which discussed the role played by solar and nuclear energy. That article can be found here. Without further ado, then, let's discuss the outlook for oil [...]
Complementing a Petroleum Engineering degree Written and Edited By Sriniketh Sukumar When I first arrived at Texas A&M, I made an appointment with Professor McLeroy from the petroleum engineering department and asked her about choosing this major. She told me to do it for the passion, and not just hope to graduate when [...]
What does the drilling process really look like? Written and Edited by Raj Gautham Viswaprabhakaran What is Drilling? Drilling is process of create a hole in the earth to reach the desired hydrocarbons (oil & natural gas) in the ground. Stages First Step – Prepare the Location This process includes building roads for [...]
TAMU SPE-Sophomore Retreat 2018 Written by Ellin Belz, Edited by Sriniketh Sukumar This weekend last month, incoming petroleum engineering majors of the Fighting Texas Aggie class of 2021 (Whoop!) had an incredible time at the very first SPE Sophomore Retreat, a three-day campsite retreat hosted at camp Cho Yeh just before the start [...]
Applications of Nanotechnology in the Oil and Gas Industry Written and Edited by Sriniketh Sukumar Nanoparticles augment nature. It provides us with the unique opportunity to rearrange structures and systems of substances on an atomic level. Materials optimized in this way are called nanomaterials, and are typically less than 100 nanometers in size [...]
Applications of Electrodynamic theory in Reservoir Engineering Written by Kittipong Limchuchua Edited by Sriniketh Sukumar Electrodynamic theory is a fundamental theory used to describe how electric and magnetic forces interact in our universe. Even though most applications in petroleum engineering rely on the principles on fluid mechanics, Electrodynamic theory contributes several interesting applications [...]
An Exposition on the Upstram and Downstream facets of the Oil and Gas Industry Written and Edited By Sriniketh Sukumar SPE and AICHE Texas A&M student chapters jointly hosted the ‘Upstream & Downstream: The Big Picture’ seminar, which featured presentations by Dr. Ibere Alves from the Petroleum engineering department and Dr. Faruque Hasan from [...]
Future of Geopolitical Relations in the Gulf Coast Written by Oscar Villa Edited by Sriniketh Sukumar According to the Mexican government and PEMEX (Mexico’s Main Oil producer company), there is “major potential of crude oil” with a resource prospective of about 29,500 million barrels of crude oil under deep waters of the Gulf [...]