Reducing our national dependence on imported energy is a
critical first step in achieving a secure energy future.
Domestically, major oil and gas companies are transforming
themselves into broad sector energy companies by developing
complementary capacities to deliver energy in all key
sectors. Texas A&M University will play a key role in
this expanding energy domain, particularly as home to one of the
largest and most highly-ranked petroleum engineering
departments in the nation with a global reputation for solving
significant research and technology development problems
of critical interest to industry and
government. The capacity of the Energy Institute to link
key oil and gas engineering departments, chemical engineering
programs, and petroleum research centers across the A&M System
together with industry and other partners will play a central role
in exploiting this enormous expertise and focusing it on our key
national energy challenges, from developing new technologies for
petroleum exploration and production to the development of
technologies for C02 capture, injection, and sequestration.
The Texas A&M Energy Institute and the Texas Center for
Applied Technology have created an
Industry Research Partnership to address oil and gas
environmental issues in an accurate way.