Texas A & M is ranked top in the league table, followed by U of Texas-Austin in second place and Stanford in third place.

The Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M Univ is recognized as the leading department in the nation. It has great reputation within industry for producing practical engineers with excellent problem-solving ability.

The Department of Energy Resources Engineering (ERE) at Stanford Univ (formerly known as Petroleum Engineering (PE)) enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in this field. Energy Resources Engineering offers a B.S., M.S., Engineer, and Ph.D. in Energy Resources Engineering and an M.S. and Ph.D. in PE. The department is housed in the Green Earth Sciences Building. Research areas include enhanced oil recovery by thermal means, gas injection, and the use of chemicals; flow of fluids in pipes; geostatistical reservoir characterization and mathematical modeling; etc.

Founded in 1927, the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering (MPGE) at Okahoma Univ is consistently ranked among the top five academic programs in the country. It has almost 5,000 petroleum and geological alumni, more are top executives in Fortune 500 companies than any other group.

Top 10 Petroleum Engineering Schools in US:

1 Texas A&M University–College Station

2 University of Texas–Austin

3 Stanford University (CA)

4 Colorado School of Mines

4 Univ of Oklahoma

6 Louisiana State Univ–Baton Rouge

7 Univ of Tulsa (OK)

8 Texas Tech Univ

9 Penn State Univ–University Park

10 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Source:US News 2007

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