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Energy Resources Engineering

We teach courses and perform research relevant to the production and transformation of energy resources.

Creating a sustainable energy future

We train future leaders in the science and engineering of Earth's energy resources. We combine theory, experiments, and computation to understand and influence the global energy resources landscape. We are committed to leading the way to provide the people, methods, and tools for sustainable management of the Earth's energy resources.

Training future leaders

Congratulations to our 2019 Graduates!

See pictures of this year's Commencement Ceremony

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Meet the Faculty

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Welcome our new Associate Professor, Ines Azevedo

Professor Azevedo is passionate about solving problems that include environmental, technical, economic, and policy issues, where traditional engineering approaches play an important role but cannot provide a complete answer.

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2019 ERE Student Awards

Awards were given out to ERE students and the winner of our T-Shirt design contest was announced during this annual event!

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Influencing the global energy resources landscape

Our interdisciplinary collaborators

Stanford Earth faculty work with researchers across multiple departments at Stanford, often through  interdisciplinary programs supported by the the Precourt Institute for Energy, the Woods Institute for the Environment, and the Natural Gas Initiative.

Precourt Institute for Energy

A university-wide resource for energy research, conferences, and connections.

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Woods Institute for the Environment

The institute supports research on sustainability challenges and connects scholars with decision makers to create practical solutions for real-world issues.

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Natural Gas Initiative

The Natural Gas Initiative develops solutions to bridge our energy needs towards a more secure and cleaner energy future.

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Energy Resources Engineering news

Daniel Tartakovsky awarded by France-Stanford Center For Interdisciplinary Studies

The ERE professor is collaborating with the University of Montpellier to study how newly developed subsurface temperature experiments can improve our ability to identify major fractures and estimate their properties. 

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Sally Benson, Adam Brandt honored by Society of Petroleum Engineers

Benson received the International Health, Safety, and Environment Award and Adam Brandt received the Regional Health, Safety and Environment Award and the Regional Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry Award from SPE.

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Crunching the numbers is key to corporate sustainability

“To guarantee 100 percent emissions reductions from renewable energy, power consumption needs to be matched with renewable generation on an hourly basis,” Sally Benson says.

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Energy producers join hunt for ‘cleaner barrels’

Research by Adam Brandt that found the carbon intensity of oil production per barrel or equivalent varied widely by source countries is cited in an article about the future of oil and gas production.

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