A new lab has been established by Assistant Professor Saeed Salehi at the Well Construction Technology Center (WCTC). The focus will be on optimization of drilling systems as well as advanced well construction themes. New equipment that includes HPHT cement consistometer, drilling simulator, drilling fluids dynamic filtration and lubricity have been set up to assist researchers. The lab is currently home to three Ph.D. and two M.S. candidates, who are conducting their research, and also will be used for graduate course projects.