EIA World Shale Gas Map

All markets of the oil and gas industry -- upstream, midstream and downstream -- face crucial challenges today, not only regarding productivity and technology and regulatory issues, but also in the way they are perceived and accepted by the general public and stakeholders.

Rice faculty already work with dozens of energy companies and market stakeholders to address the computational challenges of finding and producing new oil and gas and are serving the needs of the marketplace. Our experts are addressing the engineering, materials and environmental issues related to extracting, transporting, refining and producing products from oil and gas. Rice has world-class programs in science and engineering, energy policy and economics, energy business, and we have added the world's first center of excellence in the energy humanities.