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The University of Texas at Austin has fundamental ties to the energy industry and has built on that foundation to become a leading innovator across all energy sectors. Energy is our passion.

Creating a Talent Pipeline

The Undergraduate Energy Management Program was launched in 2013 for students across all disciplines to pursue in parallel with a traditional degree. The program trains a skilled and knowledgeable pipeline of talent to accommodate the needs of the oil and gas exploration and production industry in the United States and across the world.


The American Association of Professional Landmen added the Energy Management Program to 11 accredited land management programs in 2015. The association leads oil and gas landmen in fair business, reinforces responsible use of resources, and provides members with a platform to network, advocate for the industry, and promote business.

Words of Wisdom
Actively pursue opportunities and network, and don't be afraid of barriers and titles. Do everything you can to set yourself apart and be genuine.
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Faculty and Staff

Dr. John C. Butler

Dr. Paul M. Bommer

Dr. Paula C. Murray

Dr. Fran Pedersen


Founding Advisory Council

We thank our Founding Advisory Committee members for laying the groundwork to bring the EMP program to The University of Texas at Austin, tirelessly championing the EMP program to industry partners, and offering continued support.


Dave Amend, Houston Energy Inc.

Harold Carter, HDBC Investments Limited

Jim Devlin, Suemaur Exploration & Production, LLC

Dan Dinges, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation

Bobby Floyd, CrownQuest Operating, LLC

Erik Hanson, Abaco Operating, LLC

David Kalish, Tug Hill Operating

Bill Phillips, Hunt Oil Company

Larry Svab, Tellus Enterprises & Consultancy, LLC

Greg Wilson, Bounty Minerals

Brooks Yates, Ventex Oil & Gas Inc


The McCombs Energy Initiative and the Upstream Subcommittee is a proud supporter of the Energy Management Program. We invite you to learn about the networking, research, knowledge advancement, and teaching mission of the Initiative.