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 12 energy companies.
Each year UT GeoFluids holds a meeting to present current research to consortium memebers. UT GeoFluids 2015 Meeting Dates: Feb. 25-27, 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.
Maria Nikolinakou attends 48th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Sympossium
Gang Luo Leaving UT GeoFluids
Casey, B., Fahy, B.P., Flemings, P.B. & Germaine, J.T., 2014, Shear Strength of Two Gulf of Mexico Mudrocks and a Comparison with Other Sediments, Fourth EAGE Shale Workshop, 6-9 April 2014, Porto, Portugal
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., 2014, 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., 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.
Smith, A. J., Flemings, P. B., Liu, X., and Darnell, K., 2014, The evolution of methane vents that pierce the hydrate stability zone in the world's oceans: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, DOI: 10.1002/2013JB010686.
You, Y., Flemings, P., and Mohrig, D., 2014, Mechanics of dual-mode dilative failure in subaqueous sediment deposits,: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 397, no. 0, p. 10-18
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