IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center

The IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center supports education at every stage of life, providing oil and gas industry education through online eLearning, in-person industry training courses, and “Educating the NEXT GENERATION of Energy Professionals” through our award-winning high school Petroleum Academies.



Empowering middle school students with the knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, career paths within their reach.


Providing high school students with a foundation in engineering, geology, geophysics, and global energy management in the oil and natural gas industry.


Offering oil and natural gas industry-focused eLearning courses and instructional videos that are available online. Proceeds benefit the IPAA Educational Foundation.


Instructing live, in-person oil and natural gas industry overview courses throughout the year. Proceeds benefit the IPAA Educational Foundation.

The IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center is dedicated to “Educating America’s NEXT GENERATION of Energy Professionals.” View our brochure to learn more information about us.

Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Education Center Newsletter

The 2017-18 school year started in Houston two weeks late due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey.  Fortunately, none of the four Houston IPAA/PESA-supported Petroleum Academies were seriously impacted. Many activities were still able to be provided for the students in the five IPAA/PESA-supported high school Petroleum Academies, but some needed to be rescheduled to the spring 2018 semester. These activities would not have been possible without the tremendous support of the many companies, organizations and individuals who have helped sustain the work of the IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center.

Energy Education Center Highlights


Event • Program • Externship Sponsors


American Association of Drilling Engineers · Atlas Resource Partners · Baker Hughes, a GE company · Barnett Shale Energy Education Council · Comanche Nuclear Power Plant · Consumer Energy Alliance · Corridor & Associates · Creighton Drilling Services · Flex Pipe Systems · Fort Worth Science Museum Energy Blast · Gearhart Industries · Houston Community College · Houston Museum of Natural Science · Integrity Directional Services · Knight Oil Tools · Kosmos Energy · Lamar University · Limerock Partners · Maersk · NASA · National Oilwell Varco · Noble Drilling · Offshore Energy Center · Pedernales Energy · Perot Museum of Nature and Science · Railroad Commission of Texas · Reef Oil & Gas Company · Rice University · Seely Oil · Select Energy Services · Silver Oak Energy · Sloan Consulting · Texas Christian University Energy Institute · Texas A&M University, College Station · Titan Liner · University of Texas, Arlington · University of Texas, Austin · Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy & Technology · World Affairs Council