University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering


Petroleum Engineering Program Research Highlighted in Rigzone


Melanie Ziems
John Lee

The Cullen College of Engineering’s petroleum engineering program is continuing to garner attention among industry publications. Rigzone, a leading online publication covering exploration and production news, recently highlighted the program in its article “UH Research is Helping Oil, Gas Companies Maximize Production.”

In particular, Rigzone studied the research done by Dr. John Lee, Professor and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair of petroleum engineering, and his research team. The group is currently studying options and algorithms that could be used to help the energy industry increase forecast accuracy when it comes to reservoir reserves and maximize the reservoir’s output. Read the full article here.



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