Frist True-Triaxial Compression Tests on Cubical Shale Samples Carried Out by the Reservoir Geomechanics & Seismicity Research Group

The following post was written by student Alex Vachaparampil. For your research to be featured on the MPGE blog – please email dbrasington@ou.edu.  The reservoir rock response to stresses play an important role in various petroleum engineering applications including wellbore stability analyses, stimulation, and calibration of well logs for reservoir geomechanics modeling. Hitherto, most laboratories […]

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Graduate Student Research: Raj Kiran

Raj Kiran is a graduate student under Dr. Saeed Salehi. Below is the abstract of his research that he will present at ATCE in San Antonio in October.   Integrating Human Factors into Petroleum Engineering’s Curriculum: Essential Training for Students   Abstract The contribution of Human Factors, in complex commercial and contractual environments like the oil […]

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2017 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) Summary

The 2017 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) was held in Austin, Texas, July 24-26. Attending the conference was seven members of the MPGE faculty, including, Dr. Chandra Rai, Dr. Carl Sondergeld, Dr. Ahmad Ghassemi, Dr. Deepak Devegowda, Dr. Faruk Civan, Dr. Rouzbeh Moghanloo and Dr. Ali Tinni. In addition to the faculty who attended the […]

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51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium Summary

The American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) held their 51st U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium in San Francisco, California, June 25-28. MPGE Professor Ahmad Ghassemi and some other members of the Reservoir Geomechanics & Seismicity Research Group attended the meeting and presented a total of 11 papers. Professor Ghassemi helped organize the second ARMA Technical Committee on […]

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MPGE Undergrad Receives Research Award

MPGE undergraduate student Rodrigo Rivera Reyes is recipient of an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) grant from OU Honors College. The program offers financial assistance for scholarly and creative projects under the mentorship of a faculty member.  Dozens of research projects are funded each year so that undergraduates may undertake ambitious and exciting research endeavors. […]

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Drilling & Well Completion Group Receives Research Award

A new project has been awarded to MPGE’s Drilling and Completion Group. The project, funded by the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), will study failure in wellbore cements and elastomer liner hanger in conjunctions with loss of well control incidents. The aim is to develop new testing protocols for sealing assemblies and […]

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