New A&M center to aid in oil and gas discovery

COLLEGE STATION - The next generation of petroleum engineers, geologists and geophysicists coming out of Texas A&M University will be even better prepared to find and develop oil and gas deposits, thanks to the creation of a new center that will facilitate current research and development and help address the energy challenges facing the nation.

Formation of the new center - the Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems - was approved Friday (July 17) by The Texas A&M University System.

The new Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems will integrate the study of geology, geophysics and petroleum engineering at Texas A&M, giving students the interdisciplinary foundation they need to be successful in the petroleum industry. Additionally, it will provide the research focus and resources faculty need to develop integrated petroleum solutions.

The goal of the center is to link faculty researchers with scientists and engineers in the energy industry so that together they can educate a new generation of petroleum and sedimentary geologists, geophysicists and engineers who are capable of meeting the nation's energy challenges by working on interdisciplinary teams to tackle real world problems.

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