Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Register for CPGE2015

Click here to register for CPGE2015   -  Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) at the University of Texas at Austin will host a day-long meeting showcasing the current research being performed within CPGE.

Research presentations and posters will span a wide range of topics in subsurface resource characterization and engineering. Graduate students, post-doctoral research fellows, research associates and faculty members will share exciting new discoveries in all aspects of subsurface engineering and characterization.

 

NEW webinar: What you can’t see can actually help you: Nanoparticle applications in the subsurface

CPGE Knowledge Pipeline Webinar Series

September 23, 2015  |  Noon - 1pm CST | Online (meeting link)  |  CEUs: .1 (1 hour)

Description & objectives of the webinar:

This 'hosted' webinar will present current trends and advances in the use of nanoparticles for petroleum engineering applications. Nanoparticles have shown tremendous promise in laboratory work for various aspects of producing oil and gas. Their stability in high-salinity brines makes then an attractive alternative to surfactants for creating emulsions for secondary oil recovery. In addition, ongoing work shows the promise of nanoparticles in creating alternative fracturing fluids that require very little water. We will also discuss the use of superparamagnetic nanoparticles to deliver targeted hyperthermia either in the reservoir or along subsea pipelines and for use in cleanup of flowback water. Tune in to this webinar to hear perspectives from two researchers in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Drs. Hugh Daigle and Chun Huh provide perspectives on subsurface applications of nanoparticles in petroleum engineering, and take questions from the audience. More information and registration>>

CPGE Syposium: Frontiers in Subsurface Energy

The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) at The University of Texas, Austin hosted a two day symposium on the topic “Frontiers in Subsurface Energy” on March 26th and 27th, 2015. The symposium was held at the Pickle Research Campus in Austin and brought together recognized technical experts, senior decision-makers, and policy specialists in topical areas related to subsurface energy production.

Many thanks to all for a successful CPGE2014 Research Showcase

On November 6th and 7th, the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) at the University of Texas at Austin hosted a two day meeting showcasing the current research being performed within CPGE.

Research presentations and posters spanned a wide range of topics in subsurface resource characterization and engineering ranging from nano-materials for enhanced hydrocarbon production to results from field trials of enhanced recovery processes.

Induced Seismicity - What do we know, and what can we do?

Did you miss it? You can listen to the webinar online, and download the presentation slides here.

Thanks to Drs. Cliff Frohlich, Mark McClure, and Jon Olson for a great presentation and conversation!

The Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) develops interdisciplinary research in petroleum and geosystems engineering as well as other areas related
to energy and the environment.

Technology transfer through training
is an important aspect of the CPGE. While faculty and researchers may work directly
with groups to provide workshops and short courses, we have several formal programs
that bring training to professionals.

Educating the educator is one of the best
ways to increase awareness and understanding of the petroleum engineering field, especially among kids and teenagers.

Our outreach programs target public audiences at a variety of venues such as schools, expositions and forums. Many of our faculty
and researchers volunteer their time
to discuss research and technology
in the energy industry with the public.

 

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