HOUSTON – ConocoPhillips is donating $1 million to the University of Houston and the UH Energy Research Park. The company says it plans to make similar gifts in 2012 and 2013.
“We are extremely proud to make this gift in support of the University of Houston's new home for petroleum engineering study and research,” said Carin S. Knickel, vice president of human resources for ConocoPhillips. “We are excited to be able to contribute to the university's vision for a world -class petroleum engineering department as a cornerstone in its focus on energy.”
The new home for UH’s petroleum engineering program which opens this semester will be renamed the ConocoPhillips Petroleum Engineering Building.
The university Energy Research Park brings top UH researchers from engineering, law, business, geoscience, technology, and research under one umbrella to foster the exchange of ideas and to work in partnership with industry, other researchers, organizations, and the community, says the University.