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 Tufts University. 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 13 energy companies.
Each year UT GeoFluids holds a meeting to present current research to consortium memebers 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.
UT GeoFluids Group Research Day
UT GeoFluids 2015 Annual Meeting
Bhandari, A., Flemings, P., Polito, P., Cronin, M., and Bryant, S., 2015, Anisotropy and Stress Dependence of Permeability in the Barnett Shale, Transport in Porous Media, p. 1-19.
You, K., Kneafsey, T. J., Flemings, P. B., Polito, P., and Bryant, S. L., 2015, Salinity-buffered methane hydrate formation and dissociation in gas-rich systems: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, v. 120, no. 2, p. 643-661, doi:10.1002/2014JB011190.
Casey, B. & Germaine, J.T., 2014, An Evaluation of Three Triaxial Systems With Results From 0.1 to 100MPa, Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 37 No. 6, DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20130178
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.
Nikolinakou, M. A., Hudec, M. R., and Flemings, P. B., 2014, Comparison of evolutionary and static modeling of stresses around a salt diapir, Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 57, no. 0, p. 537-545., 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2014.07.002.
View all UT GeoFluids publications on the publications page