2018 PTE Colloquium


Objectives of the 2018 PTE Colloquium

The 2018 Petroleum Engineering Colloquium was  held August 13-14, 2018 at Petroskills Conference Center, 25403 Katy Mills Pkwy, Katy, TX 77494

Important topics  discussed by invited speakers from academia and industry and the PTE schools advisory group  included the following:

1-Review of the 100-year-old curriculum; Changes in the industry; Changes needed to bring the curriculum up-to-date with industries expectations.

2-Incorporation of Petroleum informatics in the curriculum

3-Developing a new sense of identity for PTE graduates

4-What is obsolete? What additional skills should we incorporate in the education of PTE graduates to make them marketable to other related industries?

5-Should the emphasis areas be changed to incorporate more courses on data-driven analytics and the concepts of artificial intelligence?

6-Considering application of the PTE concepts to other subsurface resources, is it appropriate to emphasize subsurface engineering as an identity for the PTE graduates?

7-Industry is moving towards automation. Should there be curricular changes in PTE to incorporate these advances in IOT’s?

8-What are the best practices in faculty recruiting and retention; diversity; public relations and outreach?

9-What are the issues and solutions in funding from government and industry, and what are the implications?

10- What are the sustainability issues? Should a PTE degree become a professional degree with a 5-year education program ending with an M.S.  degree? How about the issues related to proposed changes when it comes to global PTE education?
First NameLast NameAffiliation
MohammedAl DushaishiTexas A&M International University
DhaferAl-SheriKing Fahd University of Petroleum
SamuelAmeriWest Virginia University
KashyAminianWest Virginia University
LindaBattaloraColorado School of Mines
EdwardBehmOxy Oil & Gas Corp
ThomasBlasingameTexas A&M University
LuisBonillaUniversity Sur Colombiana
KalaBosterColorado School of Mines
KevinChambersChevron Corporation
JincaiChangUniversity of Southern California Viterbi School
DavidChengFlour Enterprises
AbhijitDandekarUniversity of Alaska - Fairbanks
LouisDesrochesIntel Corp.
DavidDiCarloUniversity of Texas Austin
ChristineEhlig-EconomidesUniversity of Houston
AhmedEl-BanbiThe American University in Cairo
MansurErmilaColorado School of Mines
IrajErshaghiUniversity of Southern California
TurgayErtekinPennsylvania State University
CharlesFairhurstItasca Consulting Group Inc.
WilliamFleckensteinColorado School of Mines
RalphFloriMissouri University of Science and Technology
TalalGamadiTexas Tech University
RamonaGravesColorado School of Mines
IpsitaGuptaLouisiana State University (Petr. Eng. Dept)
JohnHarrisSaint Francis University
LloydHeinzeTexas Tech University
C. SusanHowesSubsurface Consultants and Associates, LLC
RichardHughesLouisiana State University
KristianJessenUniversity of Southern California
ZuleimaKarpynPennsylvania State University
MohanKelkarUniversity of Tulsa
KonstantinosKostarelosUniversity of Houston
AnthonyKovscekStanford University
LarryLakeThe University of Texas At Austin
JunLuUniversity of Tulsa
SiddharthMisraUniversity of Oklahoma
ShahabMohagheghWest Virginia University
BryantMuellerHalliburton Energy Services Group
TanNguyenNew Mexico Inst-Mining & Tech
RunarNygaardOklahoma State University
MustafaOnurUniversity of Tulsa
ErdalOzkanColorado School of Mines
ShirishPatilKing Fahd University of Petroleum
DonaldPaulUniversity of Southern California
DavidPayneChevron Corporation
DouglasPeckBHP Billiton
IrenePetrickIntel Corp.
AndreiPopaChevron Corporation
ChandraRaiUniversity of Oklahoma
DeanRietzRyder Scott Company, L.P.
PeggyRijkenChevron Corporation
MarkRubinSociety of Petroleum Engineers
AkshaySahniChevron Corporation
PhilSchenewerkPanther Energy
SusanSchraderMontana Tech of The University of Montana
AlirezaShahkaramiSaint Francis University
ShawnSimmonsExxonMobil Development Co.
MohamedSolimanUniversity of Houston
JeffreySpathTexas A&M University
TimStewartColorado School of Mines
JosephTedescoUniversity of Houston
JalalTorabzadehCalifornia State University
EbruUnalUniversity of Houston
MarshallWatsonTexas Tech University
TomWhippleSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Daovong TonyYangUniversity of Regina