University of Houston program aims to prepare graduates for real-world work ///

In the early-1990s, following a nearly 20-year stint with Texaco in the UK, Jack Christiansen, founder and director of the Petroleum Technology Initiative, returned to the U.S. and noticed a distinct lack of emphasis on petroleum related education in Houston. As one of the nation’s biggest energy hubs, the city did not have many programs that focused on giving students required knowledge and practical skills that would prepare them for careers in oil and gas.

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