UT GeoFluids Meetings

Each year UT GeoFluids holds a consortium meeting to update members on current research.
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For details on meetings from previous GeoFluids Consortium meetings please visit the previous meeting page

UT GeoFluids 2015 Annual Meeting (6.0)

UT GeoFluids 2015 Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the 2015 Meeting. Registration, travel details, agenda, and more can be found at the meeting site here: http://www.cvent.com/d/j4qb49

When:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Friday, February 27, 2015
The meeting opens with a poster session reception on Wednesday evening. Talks begin Thursday and run through Friday at 1pm. An optional 2 hour workshop on illustrations of flow in nonuniform deposits will follow.

Where:
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Ave
Austin, Texas 78705

UT GeoFluids 2014 Annual Meeting (5.0)

UT GeoFluids 2014 Annual Meeting

The University of Texas Campus
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 19-21, 2014

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Adams, A., Casey, B., Cronin, M., Darnell, K., Deirieh, A., Fahy, B., Gao, B., Ge, C., Hauser, M.R., Heidari, M., Luo, G., Marjanovic, J., Meyer, D., Nikolinakou, M., Nordquist, T., Sanford, J., You, Y., 2014, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2014: slide set 5, The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, Total (24 presentations), Online

Attendee List
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List of talks from 2014 meeting (click on title for abstract)

05.01 Introduction and Geofluids Overview; Flemings, P.B. (UT)
05.02 Stress Changes Associated with the Evolution of a Salt Dome into a Salt Sheet; Nikolinakou, M. (UT)
05.03 Comparison of Compression and Permeability Model to Intact Samples in the URSA Basin; Casey, B. (MIT)
05.04 Pore Pressure Below Salt: Merging Structure and Logs for Improved Predictions; Hauser, M.R. (Shell)
05.05 Geometry and Permeability-Based Centroid Prediction with Geofluids Software; Gao, B. (UT)
05.06 Changes in Mudrock Properties due to the Smectite Illite(I/S) Transformation; Ge, C. (MIT)
05.07 New Test Method to Determine Permeability Anisotropy; Nordquist, T. (MIT)
05.08 Quantification of SEM Images of Mudrocks to Characterize Pore Space Size Distribution and Anisotropy; Deirieh, A. (MIT)
05.09 Salinity Dependence of Compressibility and Permeability in Smectitic Mudrocks; Fahy, B. (MIT)
05.10 Velocity Anisotropy in Mudrocks; Marjanovic, J. (MIT)
05.11 Compressibility and Permeability of Gulf of Mexico Mudrocks, Resedimented and In-Situ; Flemings, P.B. (UT)
05.12 Dual-mode Dilative Failure and its Sedimentary Records; You, Y. (UT)
05.13 Initiation and rise of salt walls: Finite-element modeling on deformation, stresses and overpressures; Luo, G. (UT)
05.14 Simplified Analysis of Rising Salt Domes; Heidari, M. (UT)
05.15 Permeability Anisotropy and Resistivity Anisotropy of Mudrocks; Adams, A. (MIT)
05.16 Opening Day Three; Flemings, P.B. (UT)
05.17 Geopressure evolution, hydraulic fracturing, and sandstone injection in the Panoche Giant Injection Complex, California; Sanford, J. (UT)
05.18 Thermodynamic state of gas hydrate in the Krishna-Godavari Basin inferred from well log analysis; Meyer, D. (UT)
05.19 Transient venting in hydrate systems due to warming; Darnell, K. (UT)
05.20 Salinity and Stress dependence of Strength Properties in Smectitic Mudrocks; Fahy, B. (MIT)
05.21 Permeability Anisotropy in the Barnett Gas Shale; Cronin, M. (UT)
05.22 Overview of Gulf of Mexico Mudstone material properties; Nikolinakou, M. (UT)
05.23 Sand vs. shale pressures, capillary sealing, and large column heights at Mad Dog; Flemings, P.B. (UT)
05.24 Workshop: GeoFluids Models and Concepts; Flemings, P.B., Nikolinakou, M., Luo, G., Gao, B.


List of posters from 2014 meeting

05.25 Evolutionary geomechanical modeling of salt diapirs; Nikolinakou, M. (UT)
05.26 Geofluids software - Transfer geoscientific findings into practical technology; Gao, B. (UT)
05.27 Measuring in-situ temperature and pressure using the Temperature 2 Pressure (T2P) probe in ocean drilling; Polito, P. (UT)
05.28 Oven Dried vs. Cryo Imaging of Mudrocks; Deirieh, A. (MIT)
05.29 Permeability and Resistivity Anisotropy of Resedimented Boston Blue Clay; Adams, A. (MIT)
05.30 Pore Pressure with Area & Permeability Weighted Centroid Method; Gao, B. (UT)
05.31 Removal of In-situ salts from Mudrocks by diffusion - The Dialysis Tube Method; Fahy, B. (MIT)
05.32 Resedimentation; Casey, B. (MIT)
05.33 Sand injections in the Panoche Giant Injection Complex, Panoche and Tumey Hills, California; Sanford, J. (UT)
05.34 Specific Surface Area; Nordquist, T. (MIT)
05.35 Triazial Equipment at MIT; Casey, B. (MIT)
05.36 UT GeoFluids Consortium; Green, T. (UT)
05.37 UT GeoFluids Database: Polito, P. (UT)


UT GeoFluids 2013 Annual Meeting (4.0)

UT GeoFluids 2013 Annual Meetingbook2013

The University of Texas Campus
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
Thursday and Friday, February 21-22,2013

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Adams, A., Alberty, M., Betts, W., Bhandari, A.R., Casey, B., Coleff, D., Deirieh, A., Fahy, B., Gao, B., Hermanrud, C., Hurd, G., Luo, G., Marjanovic, J., Merrell, M., Meyer, D., Nikolinakou, M., Reece, J.S., and You, Y., 2013, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2013: slide set 4, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, Total The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology.

Attendee List
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List of talks from 2013 meeting (click on title for abstract)

04-01 Introduction and GeoFluids Overview, P.B. Flemings / J. Germaine
04-02 Modeling Stress Evolution around a rising salt dome , M. Nikolinakou
04-03 Pressure Prediction in the Miocene beneath salt: Lessons from Mad Dog, M. Merrell
04-04 Case studies of mud gas and/or lost circulation , M. Alberty
04-05 Predicting Centroid Depth as a Function of Mudstone Permeability, B. Gao
04-06 Simulation of sedimentation and overpressure with ELFEN, G. Luo
04-07 Hydrocarbon Flux from Natural Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Vents, P.B. Flemings
04-08 Permeability Anisotropy in Resedimented Mudrocks, A. Adams
04-09 Can Resedimentation Reproduce in Situ porosity and permeability in Gulf of Mexico mudrocks?, W. Betts
04-10 Predicting permeability and compressibility in Mudrocks from Atterberg Limits, B. Casey
04-11 Resedimentation Results, D. Coleff
04-12 Fluid flow controlled by seal bypass systems on the Norwegian continental shelf, C. Hermanrud
04-13 Compression Behavior of Carbonate mudrocks, G. Hurd
04-14 Quantifying mudrock fabric through image analysis, A. Deirieh
04-15 Porosity evolution of sediments and its impact on pore pressure prediction, A. Bhandari
04-16 Models for Trap Integrity, P.B. Flemings
04-17 Pore Pressure Controls on Turbidite Deposits, Y. You
04-18 Measuring Vp and Vs in mudrocks, J. Marjanovic
04-19 Dependence of shear behavior on stress level, B. Casey
04-20 The impact of salinity on mudrock permeability and compressibility, B. Fahy
04-21 Seal capacity in mudrocks: the impact of silt fraction, J. Reece
04-22 Resistivity in Mudrocks, A. Adams
04-23 Three phase stability in hydrocarbon vents around the world, D. Meyer
04-24 Evolutionary vs. static modeling of stresses around a salt dome, M. Nikolinakou
04-25 Lower Miocene Fluid and Pressure Distribution at Mad Dog, GOM M. Merrell
04-26 Overview of the Mudrock Experimental Program, J. Germaine
04-27 UT GeoFluids Overview, J. Germaine

UT GeoFluids 2012 Annual Meeting (3.0)

UT GeoFluids 2012 Annual Meeting: Poromechanical Modeling, Lab Experiment and Modeling in GeoFluids2012

The University of Texas Campus
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
Thursday and Friday, February 16-17, 2012

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Adams, A., Betts, W., Casey, B., Cronin, M., Day-Stirrat, R., Gao, B., Greeley, D., Horan, A., Katahara, K., Luo, G., Marjanovic, J., Merrell, M., Nikolinakou, M., Polito, P., Schneider, J., Smith, A., and You, Y., 2012, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2012: slide set 3, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, Total The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology.

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Compiled Evaluations (available only to members)

Supplementary Materials (available only to members):
Deliverable Mudstone Comparison (if you are using Internet Explorer download here)

Workshop on Mudrock Resedimentation

2-hour workshop held Feb. 17 following the formal GeoFluids meeting. The goal of this workshop was threefold:
• Review the equipment and techniques for creating specimens of resedimented mudrock;
• Discuss concerns and insights concerning testing resedimented materials; and
• Initiate an inter-laboratory testing program for resedimented material.

Our hope was to get people to the point where they can make resedimented materials in their own laboratories, increase the comfort level of using resedimented material properties, and improve our understanding of the variables involved in testing.

Resedimentation Handbook (pptx) For IE users: ppt file
Resedimentation Sample Preparation (xlsx) For IE users: xls file
Resedimentation Compression Curves (xlsx) For IE users: xls file

List of talks from 2012 meeting (click on title for abstract)

03-01 Introduction and GeoFluids Overview, P.B. Flemings / J. Germaine
03-02 How Does Silt Fraction Control Mudstone Compressibility and Permeability?, J. Schneider
03-03 Pore Pressure and Stress in Dipping Structures, M. Nikolinakou
03-04 Fluid Flow in Salt and Implications for Sub Salt Pore Pressure, K. Katahara
03-05 Observations and Models of Venting from Gulf of Mexico Vents, A. Smith
03-06 Laboratory Measurements of Shear and Compressional Velocities, J. Marjanovic
03-07 Reprise of Pressure Prediction at EI-330, GOM, P.B. Flemings
03-08 Pressure and Stress at Mad Dog, M. Merrell
03-09 Geomechanical Modeling of the Mad Dog Structure, M. Nikolinakou
03-10 SupraSalt 3D Basin Modeling; Shallow Borehole Results Tubular Bells-Kodiak Development project GoM Mississippi Canyon Protraction Area, D. Greeley
03-11 Pore Pressure and Stress Around Advancing Salt Structures I, G. Luo
03-12 Resedimentation vs. In-situ Behavior in EI 330 Mudstones, W. Betts
03-13 The Mechanical Behavior of Mudrock as a Function of Pore Fluid Salinity, A. Horan
03-14 Permeability Behavior in the Ursa Basin, J. Schneider
03-15 Consolidation and Fabric in Ursa Mudstones, R. Day-Stirrat
03-16 Permeability Anisotropy in Mudstones, A. Adams
03-17 Fabric in the Boston Blue Clay, R. Day-Stirrat
03-18 High Pressure Consolidation and Shear Behavior of Mudrocks, B. Casey
03-19 Permeability in Low Permeability Shales: Theory and Measurements, M. Cronin
03-20 Comparison of Resedimented Mudrocks, J. Germaine
03-21 Basin Model of Pressure Evolution in the Auger Basin, B. Gao
03-22 Breaching: a Slope Failure Process That Generates Sustained Turbidity Currents, Y. You
03-23 UTGeoFluids Online Experimental Database P. Polito/T. Green
03-24 Workshop on Mudrock Resedimentation, J. Germaine/P.B. Flemings

 

UT GeoFluids 2011 Annual Meeting (2.0)

UT GeoFluids 2011 Annual Meetingcover11
Pickle Research Campus, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Thursday and Friday, February 17-18, 2011

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Adams, A., Betts, W., Braunscheidel, M., Casey, B., Day-Stirrat, R., Gao, B., Heppard, P., Horan, A., Luo, G., Marjanovic, J., Merrell, M., Nikolinakou, M., Sawyer, D., Sayers, C., Schneider, J., Smith, A., and You, Y., 2011, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2011: slide set 2, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, Total The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology.

Attendee List
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List of talks from 2011 meeting (click on title for abstract)

02-01 Introduction and GeoFluids Overview, P.B. Flemings
02-02 Stresses and pore pressures at the crest of dipping structures, M. Nikolinakou
02-03 Compaction and Overpressure in Shale, P. Heppard
02-04 Insights into mudstone permeability derived through resedimentation, J. Schneider
02-05 Permeability Anisotropy in Mudrocks, A. Adams
02-06 Fabric, Stress, and composition in BBC, R. Day-Stirrat
02-07 Porosity and permeability as a function of effective stress (depth) through resedimentation, J. Schneider
02-08 Upcoming work using resedimented mudrocks from the Eugene Island Block 33, W. Betts
02-09 Geomechanical applications of advanced sonic logging, D. Sayer
02-10 Near Salt Stresses, borehole stability, and seismic velocity, G. Luo
02-11 Shear and Compressional Velocity in Ticino Sand, J. Marjanovic
02-12 Breaching: a slope failure process that generates sustained turbidity currents, Y. You
02-13 Steady-state normal faults bound turbidite channels of the Upper Mississippi Fan, Gulf of Mexico, D. Sawyer
02-14 Kaolinite Resedimentation, B. Gao
02-15 Observations and models of heat and salt generation in deepwater Gulf of Mexico vents, A. Smith
02-16 Experimental Subaqueous Landslides: The Continuum of Transport Behavior and Deposit Morphology, D. Sawyer
02-17 Finite Element Modeling of Stress States around Salt Structures: Development and Dissipation of Pore Pressure, M. Nikolinakou
02-18 Pore pressure and thrusting at Mad Dog, M. Braunscheidel
02-19 Mad Dog Research Plans, M. Merrell
02-20 Preliminary finite-element models of salt-sheet advance: Basal shear and overpressure development, G. Luo
02-21 Sliding, Tank-tread and the Chicken-egg Problem: Finite element modeling of feedback between overpressures and salt advance, M. Nikolinakou
02-22 The fabric of compaction in Gulf of Mexico mudstones.R. Day-Stirrat
02-23 Undrained Shear Behavior of Cohesive Soil at high Stresses,B. Casey
02-24 The Effect of Salt on the Compressibility of Mud Rocks,A. Horan
02-25 Resedimented Mudrocks from around the world (Version 1),J. Schneider
02-26 Closing Comments, P.B. Flemings/J. Germaine


UT GeoFluids 2010 Annual Meeting (1.0)

UT GeoFluids 2010 Annual Meeting10
Pickle Research Campus, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
February 11-12, 2010

Attendee List
Presentations (available only to members)

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Basin, T., Braunscheidel, M., Darnell, K., Day-Stirrat, R., Hudec, M.R., Luo, G., Nikolinakou, M., Sawyer, D.E., Schneider, J., and You, Y., 2010, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2010: slide set 1, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Devon, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Schlumberger, Shell The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology.

 

 

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