Faculty Update: April 2017

  • Two papers were presented at the AADE National Technical Conference and Exhibition in Houston, Texas, April 11-12:
    • How Does Rock Type and Lithology Affect Drilling Fluid’s Filtration and Plastering? – Chinedum Ezeakacha and Saeed Salehi (University of Oklahoma); Hongfeng Bi (Grace Instrument)
    • Thermo-Poro-Elastic Modeling of Time-Dependent Wellbore Strengthening and Casing Smear – Raj Kiran
  • One paper was presented at the SPE OKC Oil & Gas Symposium, March 27-31:
    • Salehi, S., Ali, N., Khattak, M. Jamal, Rizvi, H. (2017). “Applicability of Geopolymer Materials for Well P&A Applications” SPE OKC Oil and Gas Symposium, USA Vol. SPE185106.
  • The following journal papers were published:
    • Salehi, S., Khattak, M. J., Rizvi, H., Karbalaei, S. F., & Kiran, R. (2017). Sensitivity analysis of fly ash geopolymer cement slurries: Implications for oil and gas wells cementing applications. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering37, 116-125.
    • Ezeakacha, C. P., *Salehi, S., & Hayatdavoudi, A. (2017). Experimental Study of Drilling Fluid’s Filtration and Mud Cake Evolution in Sandstone Formations. Journal of Energy Resources Technology. 2017; 139(2):022912-022912-8. doi:10.1115/1.4035425.
    • Salehi, S., Khattak, M. J., Bwala, A. H., & Karbalaei, S. F. (2017). Characterization, morphology and shear bond strength analysis of geopolymers: Implications for oil and gas well cementing applications. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering.
    • Salehi, S., and Kiran, R. 2016.  Integrated Experimental and Analytical Wellbore Strengthening Solutions by Mud Plastering Effects, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 138(3), 032904 (Jan 11, 2016) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4032236.
  • Visit with OU faculty and students working on the Human Factors in Oil & Gas Operations project at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, May 1-4. The group will be showcasing their work and presenting during the conference.

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