UT PGE - #1 Because of Our Alumni

Russell Parker
2010 UT PGE Distinguished         Alumnus
Chair, UT PGE Alumni Cmte.
VP of Engineering and Acquisitions, Chief Oil & Gas

Please join us in celebrating the history of the Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering Department at UT Austin—your Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering Department. We hope that you’ll enjoy this unique site designed to tell the story about how UT PGE became the #1 ranked Petroleum Engineering program in the country, and the alumni who helped us get there.

UT PGE Department History video

This video debuted at the 2010 UT PGE Distinguished Alumni Reception & Dinner, and includes:

  • 1930’s-1950s memories by George Fancher Jr
  • 1950’s-1980s memories by Dr. Ben Caudle
  • 1980s-present memories by Dr. Larry Lake

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Tex Moncrief honored as UT PGE Distinguished Alumnus

W.A. "Tex" Moncrief Jr., BSPE '42, is a member of the inaugural class of Distinguished Alumni from The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering inducted on Nov. 12, 2010.  Listen to his acceptance speech here, and read about the other honorees here.

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An Early History of UT PGE (circa 1956)

UT PGE faculty and students pose for a photo at an American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) field trip in Texas, 1936.

The history of the petroleum engineering education at The University of Texas could begin with the discovery of oil on University Lands, May 28, 1923, with the completion of the famous Santa Rita...

Read more: An Early History of UT PGE (circa 1956)