Wellbore Integrity

Ongoing research in wellbore integrity includes the numerical simulation of wellbore integrity using mechanical earth modeling to investigate micro-annuli between the wellbore and cement or cement and casing, and laboratory bench scale physical modeling of the wellbore cementing process. Part of this work focuses on the environmental and safety implications associated with maintaining wellbore integrity following multi-stage hydraulic fracturing.

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Interested in discussing the research we are working on or learning more? Please contact:

Dr. Baojun Bai

Lester R. Birbeck Endowed Professor, Petroleum Engineering

Research Interests

Water management, conformance control, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), CO2 EOR and Storage, fluid flow in porous media, and
unconventional oil and gas development.

For additional information regarding Dr. Bai's research, please visit his website, or select here for publications.

Dr. Shari Dunn-Norman

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Petroleum Engineering

Research Interests

Hydraulic fracturing, wellbore construction, well integrity, production engineering and artificial lift. 

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Dr. Andreas Eckert

Associate Professor, Geology-Geophysics & Petroleum Engineering

Research Interests

Numerical simulation of buckle folding, numerical simulation of rock fabric evolution, fracture initiation, salt tectonics, deformation bands, and wellbore and reservoir geomechanics. 

For more information regarding Dr. Eckert's research, please visit his website, or select here for publications.

Dr. Abdulmohsin Imqam

Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering

Research Interests

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.

For additional information regarding Dr. Imqam's research, please see his website, or select here for his publications.

Dr. Mingzhen Wei

Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering

Research Interests

Reservoir simulation, data mining, unconventional resources, and enhanced oil recovery.

For additional information regarding Dr. Wei's research, please see her website, or select here for publications.