Runar Nygaard Named New Director for MPGE

Runar Nygaard accepted the position of Director of the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering this past summer. Nygaard is originally from Norway but joins Mewbourne from Oklahoma State University. At OSU, he was the Petroleum Engineering Program Director and held the Harold Courson Chair in Petroleum Engineering. Earning a doctorate degree in Geomechanics in […]

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OU Engineering featured on OETA

The Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering is celebrating 100 years of petroleum engineering education at the University of Oklahoma. Recently, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority aired a segment of the department’s celebration. Former Director Dr. Rai states, “It is a very exciting time reaching a landmark being one of the oldest schools in […]

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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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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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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 Student Research Featured in Drilling Contractor Magazine

IADC Drilling Contractor Magazine recently interviewed Raj Kiran, a graduate research assistant working with Dr. Saeed Salehi, about his research. His research assessed the situational awareness and cognitive response in real-time of drilling professionals in the field using eye-tracking technology. The data generated is used to gain more insight into drilling operations and, ultimately, will use […]

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MPGE Students Present at AADE Conference

Three MPGE students presented papers at the AADE 2018 National Fluid Conference on March 11 in Houston, TX. Fatemah Saleh presented her paper entitled “Mixing Energy of Well Cements: The Gap Between Laboratory Testing and Field Job” with her faculty advisor, Dr. Catalin Teodoriu. Saket Srivastava, also presenting with Dr. Teodoriu, presented his paper entitled ” […]

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Student Day at the 2018 SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference

Written by Sarah Zink Thank you to the students of TU and to Mid-Continent SPE for hosting the first Student Day as part of the 2018 SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference! This Student Day was an opportunity for our students to tour TU’s research facilities, compete in the the 2018 SPE Mid-Continent North American Regional […]

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MPGE Students and Alumni Published in Fuel Journal

Pratiksha Tathed is a graduate research assistant working with Dr. Siddharth Misra. Her research work recently got published in the Fuel Journal (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/fuel). The publication is titled: “Hydrocarbon saturation in upper Wolfcamp shale formation”. Yifu Han, a recent graduate from MPGE, has contributed to the data inversion code implemented in this publication. Fuel has been […]

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