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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Norman Campus Research Council Awards Funding to MPGE Professor

Dr. Siddharth Misra was recently awarded the Faculty Investment Program funding by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Research Council. This award will help Dr. Misra undertake a new research direction to quantify the topology and morphology of connectivities of phases in organic-rich shale samples. Dr. Misra will use use statistical […]

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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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MPGE Emeritus Professors Make Impact

Two MPGE Emeritus professors have made contributions to the petroleum engineering industry this year. Emeritus professor, Dr. Djebbar Tiab, has signed a multi-year contract with the Algerian national oil company, Sonatrach, to assist with the establishment of educational/training programs in basic and advanced petroleum engineering. He is also assisting the Algerian Petroleum Institute (API) to establish, in association with a U.S. […]

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MPGE Students Present at the IADC SPE Drilling Conference

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 […]

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MPGE Welcomed Visiting Delegates from China University of Petroleum

A group of professors and officials from China University of Petroleum (East China) visited MPGE on Feb. 25. The visiting delegates included Prof. Chengyan Lin (Dean of School of Geoscience), Prof. Baojing Sun (Dean of School of Petroleum Engineering), Ms. Xiaomei Wang (Director of Department of Collaboration and Development), Prof. Kai Zhang (Director of Office […]

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2018 SPE North American Student Symposium and PetroBowl Qualifier

Written by Sarah Zink, OU SPE President The 2018 SPE North American Student Symposium was held at Louisiana State University’s campus this year, and was hosted by representatives of LSU, Penn State and the Colorado School of Mines. This conference is a four-day event held annually that brings together roughly 400 Society of Petroleum Engineer’s […]

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Students Present at Stanford Geothermal Workshop

Six current and former students of MPGE professor, Dr. Catalin Teodoriu, and three students from the Reservoir Geomechanics and Seismicity research group lead by Dr. Ahmad Ghassemi, had the opportunity to travel across the country to California this month for the Stanfod Geothermal Workshop held on Feb. 12-15. The students on the trip included Mi Chin […]

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MPGE Students Presented at the 2018 SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control

OU MPGE was represented at the 2018 SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control. The conference was held in Lafayette, Louisiana on Feb. 7-9. The publication How Does Mixing Water Quality Affect Cement Properties (F. Salehi, R. Rivera, S. Salehi, C. Teodoriu, University of Oklahoma; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.)  from the […]

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