About CPGE

Kishore MohantyWelcome from the Director, Kishore Mohanty

Thank you for visiting The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) website at The University of Texas at Austin!

CPGE is a research unit at The University of Texas at Austin. We also have a new education, training and outreach program, begun in 2012, to bring the results of our research to educators, energy professionals, regulators, students and the public at large.

Funding HistoryCPGE's vision is to be the premier academic research organization in all facets of oil and gas exploration and production. Through our leadership and technology innovation, we want to enable energy security that balances environmental impact and affordable resources. And, we are making an impact across a broad spectrum of energy and environmental themes. A research unit at the university, CPGE conducts $10 million annually (see graph at right) in innovative faculty and students research through nine major sponsored areas with more than 50 corporate partners and numerous federal and state funding agencies (see graph lower left for funding distribution in 2012).

Funding DistributionOur mission is fourfold. We encourage and develop interdisciplinary research in petroleum and geosystems engineering as well as other areas related to energy and the environment through our various research. By making students an integral part of our programs, we provide educational opportunities for graduate students. As an official research unit at the university, we provide an organizational structure for funding new areas of research. And, we conduct meetings, symposia, and workshops on research topics and provide a mechanism for technology transfer across an array of themes that are important to solving the energy and environmental challenges of the 21st century.

Please explore our website and learn about the many ways we are informing those faced with making important decisions in today's petroleum and environmental arenas. Contact the Research Program Managers of individual themes, the Director of our Education, Training and Outreach Program, or myself if you would like additional information.

Thank you,

Kishore K. Mohanty

Director, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

H. B. (Burt) Harkins, Jr. Professorship in Petroleum Engineering

mohanty@mail.utexas.edu

 


CPGE Vision Statement

CPGE's vision is to be the premier academic research organization in all facets of oil and gas exploration and production. Through its leadership and technology innovation, CPGE will enable energy security that balances environmental impact and affordable resources.

CPGE Mission

The Mission of CPGE is to:

  • encourage and develop interdisciplinary research in petroleum and geosystems engineering as well as other areas related to energy and the environment,
  • provide educational opportunities for graduate students,
  • provide an organizational structure for funding new areas of research, and
  • conduct meetings, symposia, and workshops on research topics and provide a mechanism for technology transfer.