The Petroleum Engineering Department’s vision of distinction is to lead the world in education, training, research and innovation for the responsible and sustainable acquisition and development of subsurface energy resources.
Our mission is to provide the necessary skills at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels to serve the world in developing conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources, water resources, and geothermal energy, while promoting cutting-edge research to improve resource recovery, advancing technologies to combat environmental problems, such as carbon sequestration and other earth disposal processes, and to foster the socially responsible development of Earth’s resources.
In light of our vision and perceived mission, we set our strategic goals as follows:
- We will educate undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students to be problem solvers based on science and engineering technology.
- We will innovate, pioneer, and lead in fundamental, long-term research and technology development.
- We will inform the general public, government and non-government entities, and the news media about the technical issues of socially responsible energy development.
In 2024, the year of our 150th anniversary, we will celebrate Colorado School of Mines’ past, present and possibilities. By celebrating and supporting the Campaign for MINES@150 you will help elevate Mines to be an accessible, top-of-mind and first-choice for students, faculty, staff, recruiters and other external partners. When you give, you are ensuring Mines becomes even more distinctive and highly sought-after by future students, alumni, industry, and government partners over the next 150 years. We look forward to celebrating Mines’ sesquicentennial with you and recognizing the key role you play in making the MINES@150 vision a reality through your investments of time, talent and treasure. Give now.
New Online Petroleum Data Analytics Certificate
The Petroleum Data Analytics Certificate provides an opportunity to receive valuable continuing education credits that fills the gap between a graduate degree and an industry short course. This graduate level certificate will be extremely valuable for the individual and for any company that wants an in-depth education for staff and management at an exceptional value without having to come back to campus.
- Mines awarded $6.3 million to build new geothermal energy system inspired by shale technology
Colorado School of Mines researchers have been awarded $6.3 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop and demonstrate a potentially transformative system to harness and distribute geothermal …
- New on The Conveyor Podcast: Is Petroleum Engineering Going Away?
Jennifer Miskimins, head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines, explains how oil and gas will still play an important role in our energy future.
- Payne Institute for Public Policy, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative launch $1M partnership to develop new web platform to map gas flaring
The Global Gas Flaring Explorer platform, which will be publicly available in early 2022, will deliver improved monitoring, visibility and transparency in flaring volume data.