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.
Annual Consortium Meeting
Each year UT GeoFluids holds a meeting to present current research to its consortium memebers. For information, abstracts, presentations, and participant lists from previous annual meetings please visit the meeting site.
Mark Your Calendar UT GeoFluids 2014
The dates of our 2014 meeting are set. You will see that this year we have blocked off three dates. Based on feedback at the 2013 meeting we will have a session on the evening of Feb 19th to kick off the meeting.
UT GeoFluids 2014 Consortium Meeting
Feb. 19-21, 2014
University of Texas Campus at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX
Statoil Fellowships Awarded to Baiyuan Gao and Michael Cronin
International energy company Statoil awarded fellowships to two of our GeoFluids students, Baiyuan Gao and Michael Cronin. These fellowships were awarded based on proposals submitted by the students and their advisor, Peter Flemings.
UT GeoFluids Workshop 2013
Reece, J.S., Flemings, P.B., and Germaine, J.T., 2013, Data Report: Permeability, compressibility, and microstructure of resedimented mudstone from IODP Expedition 322, Site C0011, In: Saito, S., Underwood, M.B., Kubo, Y., and the Expedition 322 Scientists, Proc. IODP, 322: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.), doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.322.205.2013.
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
Hickman, S.H., et al., 2012, Scientific basis for safely shutting in the Macondo Well after the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, v. 3, p. 3.
Reece, J.S., Flemings, P.B., Dugan, B., Long, H. and Germaine, J.T., 2012, Permeability-porosity relationships of shallow mudstones in the Ursa Basin, northern deepwater Gulf of Mexico, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B12102, doi:10.1029/2012JB009438.
Bohn, C. W., Flemings, P.B., and Slingerland, R.L., 2012, Accommodation change during bypass across a late stage fan in the shallow Auger basin, in Application of Seismic Geomorphology Principles to Continental Slope and Base-of-Slope Systems: Case Studies from Seafloor and Near-Seafloor Analogues, Volume 99, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), p. 225-242, doi: 10.2110/pec.12.99.0225.
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