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Department of

Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department has experienced remarkable growth in student population over the past 10 years. Department graduates are among the highest paid and most sought after Techies. Students get hands-on experience through the academic program, as well as a variety of summer internships. The Petroleum Department has a strong collaboration with  Petroleum Recovery Research Center (PRRC) in research and education. 

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Petroleum Engineering News

Denver SPE Scholarship Recipients 2020

The recipients for this year's Denver SPE Scholarship are from left to right - Lorenzo Yardman, Hamid Rahnema (SPE NMT Student Chapter Advisor), Hersonamoreti Cruz, Steven Balbo. 

AADE Donated $50,444.79 to PE Department

The AADE Permian Basin Chapter has donated $50,444.79 to the NMT's Petroleum Department to fund the remodel of MSEC 367. The classroom will be upgraded to be a multi-functional smart learning environment and the adjoining meeting/conference room will get a complete overhaul.


Petroleum and Natural Gas Faculty

Dr. Her-Yuan Chen

Associate Professor

Her-Yuan Chen, PhD
Dr. Hamid Rahnema

Associate Professor

Hamid Rahnema, PhD

Chair Of Petroleum Department

William Ampomah, PhD

Assistant Professor

William Ampomah, PhD


Alejandra Correa Administrative Secretary I 575-835-5412 Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering MSEC 300A alejandra.correa@kindamachine.com