OU Reservoir Geomechanics and Seismicity Research Group has been recognized for research excellence by DOE Geothermal Technologies Office:

Ph.D. candidate Lianbo Hu, and the RGSRG’s rock mechanics lab technologist, Steve Dewyer, played a key role in the success of this effort which also involved participation and contributions form few undergrad students (e.g., Lei Han, Weiqi Yu, Kyle Bolyard, Bey Westcott).” Investing in EGS technologies could eventually lead to more than 100 gigawatts of […]

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Innovative New Program Provides Real-World Experience to OU Students

Petroleum engineering students at the University of Oklahoma will now have an opportunity to gain real-world experience working on projects for companies in the industry. Starting over the summer and officially kicking off in November of 2018, the Ronnie K. Irani Center for Energy Solutions was made possible by an investment from Mr. Irani and […]

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Department of Energy Awards a New Multi-Million Dollar Grant to OU MPGE Team

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of seven projects totaling nearly $11.4 million to advance geothermal energy development. The projects will focus on accelerating the research and development (R&D) of innovative geothermal energy technologies in America. https://www.energy.gov/articles/energy-department-announces-114-million-new-projects-advance-efficient-drilling-geothermal University of Oklahoma is one of the awarded universities. Project team includes Dr. Salehi (Project […]

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MPGE Student and Professor Published Research in JGR-Solid Earth Journal

MPGE Ph.D. student Zhi Ye and Professor Ahmad Ghassemi published their research in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. The manuscript is entitled “Injection-induced Shear Slip and Permeability Enhancement in Granite Fractures.”  JGR-Solid Earth is the leading geoscience journal published by American Geophysical Union since 1896. The paper clearly demonstrates permeability increase of faults/fractures by shear […]

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New Technology Aids in Student Research

Hands-on teaching and research methods are becoming the standard for the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering thanks to the new tool kindly donated by Helmerich and Payne Inc. The tool is specially designed to detect vibrations and provides reliable information about the condition of machines. It will be used in combination with MPGE’s […]

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MPGE Research Continues to Make Headlines

Research from MPGE faculty and staff continues to make headlines. Team members Dr. Saeed Salehi, Dr. Catalin Teodoriu, Raj Kiran and Azeem Raza have been conducting research on human factors in safe drilling operations using eye-tracking technology. Their research was previously published in Drilling Contractor Magazine, and has now been featured in The Way Ahead, a […]

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