Two MPGE students published technical papers at the 2018 International Association of Drilling Contractors/Society of Petroleum Engineers Drilling Conference and Exhibition this month. The conference was held at the Forth Worth Convention Center in Forth Worth, Texas from March 6-8. Chinedum Peter Ezeakacha and Raj Kiran, both Ph.D. candidates under the supervision of Dr. Saeed Salehi, presented the papers at the conference.
Kiran’s publication, “IADC/SPE-189678-MS – Real-Time Eye-Tracking System to Evaluate and Enhance Situation Awareness and Process Safety in Drilling Operations, was recognized by the IADC. IADC representatives interviewed Mr. Kiran about the significance of the eye-tracking technology, being that it has been newly implemented in petroleum engineering-related research.
Below are the publications presented by both Kiran and Ezeakacha:
Authors: Raj Kiran and Saeed Salehi, Mewbourn School of Petroleum Engineering University of Oklahoma; Jiwon Jeon and Ziho Kang, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering University of Oklahoma
IADC/SPE-189596-MS: A New Approach to Characterize Dynamic Drilling Fluids Invasion in Application to Near-Wellbore Strengthening Effect
Authors: Chinedum Peter Ezeakacha and Saeed Salehi, Mewbourn School of Petroleum Engineering University of Oklahoma; Hongfeng Bi, Grace Instrument Co.