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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OU Reservoir Geomechanics Group Summer Research Presentations

The OU Reservoir Geomechanics & Seismicity Research group had a very busy summer with some high-impact experimental and numerical research on reservoir geomechanics. The group also attended three major conferences to present its research. The Group played an active role in the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) 52nd Conference held in Seattle, Washington, June 17-20. […]

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Students Use Classroom Knowledge for Real World Applications

Associate Professor Dr. Teodoriu led MPGE students through projects culminating in the construction of small models and demonstrations. For the third consecutive year these two graduate courses, Horizontal Well Technology and Advanced Drilling Technology, had student teams that competed against their peers in presenting their final projects around drilling engineering. Horizontal Well Technology students chose […]

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MPGE Faculty and Students Present at 37th OMAE Conference

MPGE faculty and students attended the 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering in beautiful Madrid, Spain from June 16-23. Attending this conference has been a long-standing tradition for MPGE faculty and students, and this year Drs. Catalin Teodoriu and Saeed Salehi attended along with MPGE Ph.D. student, Raj Kiran. Drs. Saeed Salehi […]

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MPGE Faculty Member Honored with Two Prestigious Awards

Dr. Siddharth Misra was awarded the Early Career Award by the Department of Energy and the Petroleum Research Fund granted by the American Chemical Society. Dr. Misra is one of only 84 scientists from around the nation selected for the Early Career award that will fund his research for the next five years.  According to the […]

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SPE and SPWLA Award Several MPGE Professors

In May, several MPGE professors were recognized for their outstanding work and service by two respected organizations – The Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts. SPE Midcontinent Section recognized members who contributed exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical […]

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