Chevron Signs $3 Million Research Agreement

Exciting research will continue as a result of a new Phase 2, $3 million, 3-year agreement signed on April 16 continuing the Chevron-UT Alliance that partners university researchers with technology leaders.

The Chevron-UT Enhanced Oil Recovery Alliance pays for students and faculty to explore engineering and technology solutions that advance the field and can have a more immediate impact on the commercial sector because the research is informed by the end goal of developing a viable technology.

Additionally students benefit from active and sustained mentoring by Chevron professionals in the execution of the research and learn how industry approaches and defines problems.

The expansion of the alliance was announced and an intellectual property agreement was signed at a luncheon at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center that included comments from Chevron Energy Technology Company President Melody Meyer, Cockrell School of Engineering Dean Greg Fenves, Vice President for Research Juan Sanchez, and Provost Steven Leslie. Attended by graduate students, undergraduate students, and UT alumni employed by Chevron, the luncheon celebrated the impact of research and engineering education on the energy industry, and the role that corporations like Chevron play in bringing new technology created at UT Austin into industry.

The luncheon concluded with Chevron’s Vice President of Pipe Line Services & Standards Jim Barnum (B.S.P.E., 1978), encouraging his fellow alumni to join him in establishing the Chevron Engineering Alumni Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship will help ensure that Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering is “Always #1” by supporting undergraduate students in perpetuity. Learn more about how Chevron alumni are supporting the Cockrell School of Engineering.

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Learn more about how Chevron alumni are supporting the Cockrell School of Engineering.