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Petroleum Technology Initiative

Partnering Technology Education with the Energy Industry


The Petroleum Technology Initiative (PTI) is an energy industry workforce development venture that complements current UH programs for students and assists experienced employees and project teams in companies.

Established in 2007 by Jack Christiansen, the PTI’s mission is to equip students and experienced professionals with knowledge and skills needed to find a solution for challenges facing Energy Industry, enhance their technical and professional competence and ability to create more value to the Companies. Learn more

Message from Founding Director

Jack Christiansen

"Welcome to the University Of Houston CCE Technology Division Petroleum Technology Initiative (PTI) celebrating its eight anniversary of collaboration with energy industry companies, professional societies and organizations, and providing workforce development solutions to the students and experienced employees in the companies." Read more

Jack Christiansen
Director of Petroleum Technology Initiative