2013 UT PGE Alumni Reunion

The UT PGE Alumni Reunion took place on Saturday, November 2 in front of the Petroleum Engineering (PGE) building. Thanks to our tailgate sponsor Strand Energy, more than 250 alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered to connect and mingle prior to the UT vs. Kansas football game.

The event included a tour of the state-of-the-art drilling labs, which were unveiled at the beginning of the fall semester. Dr. Eric van Oort, who is leading the charge in redesigning the drilling program at UT, launched three labs that will give graduate students a hands-on, interactive learning experience. The labs include: the Real-time Operations Center, the Drilling Automation Lab and the Zonal Isolation Lab.

Guests also received a tour of the Ben H. Caudle Learning Excellence Center, which opened in the fall of 2012. The renovated third floor of the PGE building provides students ample work space for group studying as well as essential technology that enhances overall learning.

View photos from the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Program and Tailgate on the UT PGE Flickr page.