Michael Stafford, P.E. - The University of Tulsa
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Michael Stafford, P.E.

Instructor of Petroleum Engineering


Mike Stafford is a registered professional engineer that practiced petroleum engineering in industry for 36 years before returning to TU share his knowledge and experience with his future colleagues so that they may excel in industry. Stafford earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Tulsa in 1981, worked for Cities Service Oil Co., Indian Wells Oil Co., Parker & Parsley Development Co., and RDT Properties Inc. before starting his consulting business, Stafford Engineering, PLLC. He came to TU as an adjunct professor in 2011 and became faculty in 2015.


  • B.S.P.E., Petroleum Engineering, The University of Tulsa, 1981

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Drilling
  • Production
  • Log Analysis
  • MidStream Operations
  • Regulatory Affairs