Well abandonment is one of the largest challenges facing the oil and gas industry, both in the sheer volume of wells that need to be abandoned as well as the costs involved, costs which oil and gas companies have often not budgeted for and which offers no return-on-investment.
Dr. Enayatpour and Dr. van Oort will present their new well abandonment paper at the 2019 SPE ATCE Conference in Calgary (Sept.30 – Oct.2, 2019), titled “Exploiting Shale Creep Deformation to Create Annular Barriers for Well Plugging and Abandonment: Experimental Investigation and Numerical Simulation “. The paper (SPE 195966) presents… read more
CODA researcher, Raul Olvera, presented his paper, “Long-term Oil Well Zonal Isolation Using Geopolymers: An Analysis of Shrinkage Behavior”, paper SPE 194092 at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition in The Hague, Netherlands. Raul graduated in May 2019 from The University of Texas at Austin with a Master of… read more