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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

ERE's Mission

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.

Commencement 2021

 See our Commencement video and Awardee slideshow!

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October is ERE Alumni Appreciation Month!  

Join us for a month of events celebrating the accomplishments of our alumni.  

Meet the Faculty

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Energy Resources Engineering is socially-distanced, but still connected

We love our  community!

LIFE IN 2020 winner: "COVID angst" by Su Jiang

This photo of the Burghers of Calais in Stanford's main quad by Energy Resources Engineering PhD candidate Su Jiang captures some of the feelings of uncertainty and anxiety experienced after six months of COVID-19 shelter in place.

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Energy Resources Engineering is a global community. Our faculty, students and alumni are all around the world.

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

Growing climate solutions

A bill under debate in Congress would pave the way to verifying and paying for farms’ carbon savings. Stanford scientists explore this and other opportunities for growing climate change solutions on U.S. farms.

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Stanford students help CAL FIRE rethink wildfire response using data science and AI methods

Fighting fire after fire in ever-growing wildfire seasons, CAL FIRE is in search of innovative prevention and response strategies. Stanford students address this need by successfully tackling some of the biggest problems in wildfire management with fresh perspectives.

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Tony Kovscek awarded top honor from SPE

The John Franklin Carll Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recognizes contributions of technical application and professionalism in petroleum development and recovery.

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A better way to track methane in the skies?

Several studies have found that the EPA underestimates the amount of methane leaking from U.S. oil and gas operations by as much as half. A new Stanford-led study shows how better data can lead to more accurate estimates and points to some of the causes of the EPA’s undercount.

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