In recent years, there has been increased interest from industry, environmental groups and government regulators regarding potential impacts to the environment and health effects to the general public from exploration and production activities. At S&T, researchers investigate the causes, implications and potential solutions to these environmental issues. Active research projects include water resources and contaminant transport processes related to produced waters and acid rock drainage. S&T is also developing technologies to limit the volumes of produced waters. Other research focuses on the health effects of unconventional resource development, including natural gas compressor leakage, flaring activities and wellbore integrity.
Interested in discussing the research we are working on or learning more? Please contact:
Lester R. Birbeck Endowed Professor, Petroleum Engineering
Dean for College of Engineering and Computing, Gulf Oil Foundation Professor, Geology & Geophysics
Water resources, water quality, aqueous geochemistry, petroleum geochemistry, and geomicrobiology.
For additional information regarding Dr. Borrok's research, please select here.
Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Petroleum Engineering
Hydraulic fracturing, wellbore construction, well integrity, production engineering and artificial lift.
For additional information regarding Dr. Dunn-Norman's research, please select here for publications.