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.
New Online Petroleum Data Analytics Certificate
New cohort enrolling now for Fall 2020, with a start date of August 24!
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.
- 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.
- Eustes wins SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty
Colorado School of Mines associate professor Alfred William “Bill” Eustes III PhD ’96 has been honored with the 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty by the Society of …
- 11 Mines faculty members honored for commitment to teaching, research, mentorship
Colorado School of Mines is proud to announce the winners of the 2019-2020 Faculty Awards for teaching and research excellence. The annual awards celebration, where the Office of Academic Affairs typi …
- Jennifer Miskimins named Petroleum Engineering department head
A Mines alumna, Miskimins joined the Mines faculty in 2002 and has 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry.
- Center for Underground to design, demonstrate rapid tunneling technology
The Center for Underground at Colorado School of Mines recently was awarded a major contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design and demonstrate rapid tunneling t …