Andrew Jenkins is currently a PhD student majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering. Jenkins' research focus is on characterization of stress-field variation and fault reactivation during multi-stage hydraulic fracturing and hydrocarbon fluid production from shale reservoirs. In his study stability of different fault types are investigated based on 3D numerical model using finite element method.
Thesis title: Effect of Nano-pore Wall Confinements on Non-ideal Gas Dynamics in Organic Rich Shale Reservoirs
Thesis title: Dynamic Assessment of Induced Stresses and In-situ Stress Reorientation during Multistage Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs
Research title: Predication of fault reactivation in hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells in shale gas reservoirs
Thesis title: Upscaling of the acidizing process in heterogeneous porous media
Danilo Arcentales Bastidas
Thesis title: Systematical analysis of the Impacts of different operations conditions and geological formation characteristics on area of review, post-injection site care and risk associate with anthropogenic CO2 sequestration in Citronelle Dome, Alabama
Thesis title: Fully Coupled Finite Element Model to Study Multiple Hydraulic Fracturing in Heterogeneous Tight Formations
Thesis title: Coupled 3-D numerical simulation of proppant transport and fluid flow in hydraulic fracturing
Bahiya Abdullah Jabbar
Thesis title: Poroelastic Effect on Gas Transport and Storage in organic Rich Shale Gas Reservoir
Thesis title: Simulation of Multi-component Gas Flow and Condensation in Marcellus Shale Reservoir
Our research group is interested in talented individuals looking to carry out theoretical, numerical and experimental research on unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Our focus is on basic energy sciences to fully understand and be able to predict and optimize oil and gas production from unconventional oil and gas recovery. Our highest-ranking projects includes: (1) shale resources assessment and characterization; (2) enhanced shale oil/gas recovery and CO2 sequestration technology and (3) Multi-stage hydraulic fracturing modeling and optimization.
We embrace cross-disciplinary research in which knowing at least a programming language and knowledge on computational fluid dynamics, rock mechanics and numerical and analytical techniques for engineering is required. We are looking for self-motivated individuals with well-formed ideas concerning research directions. If you are interested in joining our research group please send us your resume and a proposal for a research project in the field of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs that you are interested in.