UT GeoFluids studies the state and evolution of pressure, stress, deformation and fluid migration through experiments, models, and field study. This industry-funded consortium is dedicated to producing innovative concepts that couple geology and fluid flow.
The results are used to predict pressure, stress, trap integrity, and borehole stability. Our team combines geoscientists at The University of Texas with geotechnical engineers at MIT. Concepts developed in the GeoFluids Consortium have been extended to study marine slope stability and the processes of hydrate formation and disassociation. Tools have been developed to measure pressure in-situ in mudrocks.
UT GeoFluids is currently supported by 11 energy companies.
Each year UT GeoFluids holds a meeting to present current research to consortium memebers. UT GeoFluids 2015 Meeting Dates: Feb. 18-20, 2015, on the University of Texas Campus at the AT&T Exec Ed and Conf Center.
For information, abstracts, presentations, and participant lists from previous annual meetings please visit the meetings page.
Michael Cronin Wins Best Poster Award at 3rd Annual Jackson School Student Research Symposium
UT GeoFluids Workshop 2014
January 7-11 the UT GeoFluids personnel gathered in Burnett TX for the annual GeoFluids workshop. The students and staff worked hard on presentations, posters, and the workshop for the upcoming 2014 UT GeoFluids Consortium Meeting.
Merrell, M.P., Flemings, P.B., Bowers, G.L., 2014, Subsalt Pressure Prediction in the Miocene Mad Dog Field, Gulf of Mexico, AAPG Bulletin, v. 98, no. 2, p. 315-340, doi:10.1306/06251312156.
Meyer, D.W. and Flemings, P.B., in review, Thermodynamic Stability of Gas Hydrates in the Krishna-Godavari Basin Inferred From Well Log Analysis, 2014 Offshore Technology Conference: Houston, TX, U.S.A., p. 9.
Nikolinakou, M.A., Flemings, P.B., and Hudec, M.R., 2014, Modeling stress evolution around a rising salt diapir, Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 51, p. 230-238, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2013.11.021.
Adams, A.L., Germaine, J.T., Flemings, P.B., and Day-Stirrat, R.J., 2013, Stress induced permeability anisotropy of resedimented Boston Blue Clay, Water Resources Research, p. 11, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20470.
Casey, B., Germaine, J.T., Flemings, P.B., Reece, J.S., Gao, B., and Betts, W., 2013, Liquid Limit as a Predictor of Mudrock Permeability: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 44, p. 256-263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2013.04.008
Casey, B. & Germaine, J.T., 2013, The Stress Dependence of Shear Strength in Fine-Grained Soils and Correlations with Liquid Limit, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000896
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