Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Webinar: Shale Fracturing: The Geology And Technology That Sustained The Boom

February 19      Noon-1pm     Online meeting link coming soon

Join CPGE on Friday, February 19, at noon for a free webinar to hear perspectives on the geology and technology that sustained the boom in shale fracturing from Drs Jon Olson, Mukul Sharma and Zoya Heidari with the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering.

Horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing have revolutionized oil and gas production in the United States over the past decade.  We give an overview of some of the geologic and geo-mechanical aspects of fracturing in shales.  In particular we look at hydraulic fracture / natural fracture interaction, stress shadow effects that impact simultaneous fracture propagation from adjacent perforation clusters in horizontal wells, and the advances in proppants and novel frac fluid formulations. We conclude by weighing the environmental concerns about hydraulic fracturing with the benefits society has derived from the application of the technology. Read more>>>

Webinar (11/11/15) - Chemical EOR: What's New, What Works, Where to Use It

Many thanks to Drs Delshad, Pope & Balhoff for a great conversation about Chemical EOR!

You can view the webinar recording and download the presentation slides by clicking on the links below.


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Webinar (9/23/15) What you can’t see can actually help you: Nanoparticle applications in the subsurface

CPGE Knowledge Pipeline Webinar Series

Thank you to Drs Daigle, Huh, and DiCarlo, and to everyone who attended the webinar!

Did you miss it? You can download the presentation slides here, and click here to listen to the webinar recording. (due to audio difficulties, the first 30 seconds of the webinar were not recorded. The recording begins with the first presentation slide)

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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!

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