Texas A&M University
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2018
Dr. Song is an assistant professor in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota. His research interests include drilling automation systems for more efficient and safe oil and gas production, mechatronic system design and dynamics control, and renewable energy systems enabled by advanced control technologies. Prior to appointment at Texas A&M University, he had industrial working experience at the General Motors Research Center and at the Halliburton Energy Service Company Innovation Center. While at Halliburton, he actively piloted control solutions to address advanced automation needs in the oil and gas industry, including drilling automation, well logging, and drilling fluid management and control. His novel control solution for the new Halliburton sonic logging tool won him the Halliburton Innovation of the Year Award.