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 Receives Prestigious Nancy L. Mergler Dissertation Completion Fellowship

MPGE student Mr. Harshkumar Patel was awarded the prestigious Nancy L. Mergler Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the academic year of 2019-2020. Mr. Patel is a Ph.D. candidate in Petroleum Engineering. He conducts research on well integrity under the supervision of Dr. Saeed Salehi. The fellowship is awarded to top Ph.D. candidates as determined by a […]

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OU Reservoir Geomechanics and Seismicity Research Group has been recognized for research excellence by DOE Geothermal Technologies Office:

Ph.D. candidate, Lianbo Hu, and the RGSRG’s rock mechanics lab technologist, Steve Dwyer, played a key role in the success of this effort which also involved participation and contributions from undergraduate students (e.g., Lei Han, Weiqi Yu, Kyle Bolyard, Bey Westcott). Investing in EGS technologies could eventually lead to more than 100 gigawatts of economically […]

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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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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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