Alumni Newsletter - August 2012 - School of Petroleum Engineering

Friday, August 31, 2012

Welcome New Faculty and Instructors

Petroleum Engineering hired two new faculty members this fall.

Rami YounisRami Younis, Assistant Professor, joins us from Stanford University, where he earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Petroleum Engineering and a M.S. in Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics. He also received a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Montreal University. Rami’s research area is scientific computing with special emphasis on reservoir simulation.

Randy HazlettRandy Hazlett, Associate Professor, joins us after serving 12 years as President for Potential Research Solutions, which he founded in 2000. Prior to that, Randy worked for Mobil for 14 years in various capacities. He earned a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas. His areas of research interest are enhanced oil recovery and complex well design and performance.

For more about our new faculty and instructors, visit their faculty pages. We sincerely hope for a long association with them.

Stephenson Hall

Stephenson HallThe McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering began moving to their newly constructed location, Stephenson Hall, on August 3, 2012. The new building, located on the corner of 5th Place and Gary Place is shared by the Petroleum Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments. Faculty and staff offices are located on the 2nd floor and the Rock and Fluid, Drilling, and Production labs are housed on the ground floor. The new building also houses an office for the SPE Student Section, located off the 2nd floor Student Commons with a beautiful view of Samson Plaza. Classes will continue to be held in Keplinger Hall. We hope that you will have an opportunity to visit our new facilities.


A team consisting of Aidar Svyatov, our SPE Student Section’s Graduate Student Chair, along with two students from the University of Oklahoma, won first place in a SPE Petrobowl competition at China University of Petroleum, Beijing this summer.