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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MPGE Students Bagged All Awards at 2019 AADE Graduate Student Poster and Presentation Contest

The American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE), one of the active organizations for petroleum engineers organizes the Student Poster and Presentation Contest to recognize the role of academic endeavors in the future development of the petroleum industry, where university students highlight their research work. Several graduate (MS and Ph.D.) students from top petroleum engineering programs […]

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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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