The future of the petroleum industry will include exploring for and extracting oil and gas from more “unconventional” targets (shales, tight formations, heavy oils, etc. ), and the further development of cutting-edge techniques such as hydraulic fracturing. At Missouri S&T, we conduct original interdisciplinary research to better understand these resources and the rock and chemical properties that control their economics. To understand and visualize the fracturing process, characterization studies are scaled and integrated with rock strength and mechanical modeling techniques.
Interested in discussing the research we are working on or learning more? Please contact:
Lester R. Birbeck Endowed Professor, Petroleum Engineering
Gulf Oil Foundation Professor, Geology & Geophysics
Water resources, water quality, aqueous geochemistry, petroleum geochemistry, and geomicrobiology.
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Associate Professor, Geology-Geophysics & Petroleum Engineering
Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering
Enhanced oil recovery from unconventional and conventional resources, hydraulic fracture stimulation (proppant transport and fracture fluid evaluation), wellbore integrity, and production system modeling and optimization.
Professor, Geology and Geophysics
Shallow marine, marginal marine, and non-marine sedimentary processes; depositional environments; and petrology (carbonate and siliciclastic, modern and ancient, outcrop and subsurface).