Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering Masters Theses

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering Masters Theses

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Mitigation of wellbore instability in deviated wells by using geomechanical models and MPD technique, Husam Raad Abbood

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Conceptual parameters necessary for modeling wettability alteration in an enhanced smart brine-chalk system, Ahmed Hussein Abdulkareem Albahrani

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Study on the applicability of relative permeability modifiers for water shutoff using numerical simulation, Dheiaa Khafief Khashan Alfarge

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Exploring reservoir connectivity with production data: Two new methods and a new technique, Ghazwan Faisal Jasim Al-Khmaysawee

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Shale instability of deviated wellbores in southern Iraqi fields, Ahmed Ali Shanshool Alsubaih

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2D seismic data and gas chimney interpretation in the South Taranaki Graben, New Zealand, Taqi Talib Alzaki

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Structural analysis and fluid flow modeling of the Kapuni Field, New Zealand, Jarret Taylor Baldwin

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Experimental evaluations of selected sealants to remediate CO2 leakage, Aaron Jeffrey Blue

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An investigation of plugging and increasing oil recovery in sandstone porous media by micrometer-size particle gel, Haifeng Ding

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Sensitivity analysis of geomechanical parameters in a two-way coupling reservoir simulation, Hector Gabriel Donoso

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The mantle transition zone beneath South America from stacking of P-to-S receiver functions, B. A. Goetze

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Impact of repeated cyclic production scheme on EUR in low-permeability reservoirs, Samarth Gupte

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Mechanistic understanding of water-rock interactions during high-salinity water-flooding of carbonate reservoirs, Pu Han

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Single phase gas flow response of fractured horizontal and vertical wells to repeated production, Divya Kandlakunta

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Imaging reinforced concrete: A comparative study of Ground Penetration Radar and Rebarscope, Abhishek Kodi

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Periclinal folding in Ozark plateau: A record of local karst collapse or regional tectonic forces?, Chao Liu

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Seismic anisotropy and mantle dynamics beneath the southeastern United States inferred from shear-wave splitting analysis, Yunhua Liu

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Study and development of robust preformed particle gels for conformance control, Yifu Long

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Exhumation of the Nacimiento block: A thermochronologic analysis, Lisa Marie Arnold Lori

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Origin of lacustrine carbonate-dominated clinoforms in the lower-Permian Lucaogou low-order cycle, southern Bogda mountains, NW China, Yiran Lu

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Evaluating completion performance for gas wells in the upper and the lower Montney formation, Canada, Omar Qasim Mohammed

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Developing an idealistic model to characterize and optimize a photovoltaic battery systems, Pavani Reddy Nalladimmu

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Provenance and depositional environments of fluvial-lacustrine sandstones of lower Permian Lucaogou low-order cycle, Bogda mountains, NW China, Xiaowei Peng

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Numerical analysis of flexural slip during viscoelastic buckle folding, Davi Rodrigues Damasceno

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Characterization of fracture initiation in non-cylindrical buckle folds using 3D finite element analysis, Eli Jacob Steinbeck

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Data analysis of surfactant-induced wettability alteration in carbonate reservoirs, Hao Sun

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Computational fluid dynamic analysis in high permeability hydraulic fractured horizontal gas wells, Hrithu Vasudevan

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Correlation anaylsis of magnesite dissolution rate and magnesite spatial distribution, Yao Wang

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Effect of reservoirs heterogeneity on injection pressure and placement of preformed particle gel for conformance control, Ze Wang

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Reprocessing and structural interpretation of multichannel seismic reflection data from Penobscot, Nova Scotia, Fulya Gizem Yagci

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3D seismic structural and stratigraphic interpretation of the TUI-3D field, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, Gorkem Yagci

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Fluid flow through deformation band, Huining Zhang

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Variable stress orientations in the offshore Nile Delta: The role of salt as a mechanical detachment horizon, Weicheng Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Experimental study of crude oil emulsion stability by surfactants and nanoparticles, Zainab Alabdulmohsen

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Evaluation of millimeter-sized preformed particle gel for conformance control treatments using simple models, Ali Abdulmohsen Al Brahim

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Fault interpretation and reservoir characterization of the Farewell Formation within Kerry Field, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, Waleed Deefallah M Alotaby

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Determining rockfall volumes in three sites along Habs mountain road in southwestern Saudi Arabia, using LiDAR technology, Abdullah Ayed Al-Otaibi

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Seismic structural investigation and reservoir characterization of the Moki Formation in Maar Field, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, Mohammed Dhaifallah M Alotaibi

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Palynological Interpretations of Deep Sea Drilling Projects Cores in the Gulf of Mexico and Bahamian Platform, Adam Patrick Barron

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Evaluation of preformed particle gel treatment using homogeneous and heterogeneous models, Hilary Ogochukwu Elue

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Synthesis of different sizes & functions nanoparticles, Jiaming Geng

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Characterizing the influence of carbon on the flowrate and disinfection efficacy of household ceramic water filters, Jessie Yvonne Hahn

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Effect of polymer on disproportionate permeability reduction to gas and water for fractured shales, Lingbo Liu

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Optimum acquisition and processing parameters for multichannel analysis of surface waves using 3D electrical resistivity tomography as control, Uchenna Chibuzo Nwafor

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A new technique for modeling the geomorphology of a slow moving, soft-slope landslide using terrestrial LiDAR, Nathan Bradley Rohrbaugh

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Development of a stochastic model for performance characterization of a PV/VRB microgrid, Kayla M. Speidel

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A geochemical investigation of CO2 sequestration and site characterization at two Missouri locations, Robert Allen Swain

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CO2 miscible flooding application and screening criteria, Mingfei Yin

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Paleogeographic and paleoenvironmental evolution of lacustrine and fluvial Upper Triassic Zhangjiatan shale sequence, Ordos Basin, China, Qiuwan Yu

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Steam flooding screening and EOR prediction by using clustering algorithm and data visualization, Na Zhang

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Survey and data analysis of polymer flooding pilot and field applications in China, Yandong Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Data mining and statistical analysis of completions in the Canadian Montney formation, Mustafa Adil Al-Alwani

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Comparison of core control and geophysical investigations, silica sand deposits, Dawmat Al Jandal, Al Jawf at Saudi Arabia, Ghassan Salem Alsulaimani

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Data analysis and summary for surfactant-polymer flooding based on oil field projects and laboratory data, Pratap D. Chauhan

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PN anisotropy tomography of the Colorado plateau and adjacent areas, Shengyao Cheng

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Effects of grain properties and compaction on single-tool normal indentation of granular materials, Dennis Chieze Duru

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Updated screening criteria for steam flooding based on oil field projects data, Mariwan Qadir Hama

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Numerical simulations for wellbore stability and integrity for drilling and completions, Nevan Christopher Himmelberg

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Development of structural basins and domes on the Sinn El-Kaddab Plateau, Egypt: insights from in situ data and application of moderate resolution orbital imagery of the Seiyal Fault, Thomas J. Jerris

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Effects of indentation speed and water saturation level on the behavior of Roubidoux sandstone, Azupuri Ayerikujei Kaba

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Gel treatment field application survey for water shut off in production wells, Jingyi Liao

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Influence of erosional unloading on the state of stress for low amplitude single-layer buckle folds - implications for tensile fracture occurrence, Mengke Li

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Evaluation of ceramic coaxial cable sensors for long-term in-situ monitoring of geologic CO₂ injection and storage, Yurong Li

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An analytical pressure model to guide downhole sensor placement for carbon dioxide sequestration monitoring, Yilin Mao

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Evaluation of PROSPER for modeling long lateral gas well productivity in toe up, toe down, horizontal well geometry, Abdussalam Mahmoud Mohamed

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The description of an effective sinkhole investigation approach: a case study of two sites in Greene County, Missouri, Stanley Chinedu Nwokebuihe

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The effect of using different rock failure criteria in wellbore stability analysis, Reza Rahimi

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Shear-wave splitting and mantle deformation beneath the western Tibetan plateau, Melissa Ann Ray

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An investigation of contaminant metal distribution and mineral speciation in the soil near the Buick Recycling Division smelter, Iron County, Missouri, Krista Nicole Rybacki

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Studies of influencing factors for shale gas reservoir performance, Jiaqi Wang

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Investigation of cased wellbore integrity in the Wabamun area sequestration project, Benjamin Lee Weideman

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A receiver function study of crust thickness and composition beneath the southwestern United States, Si Wu

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A remote sensing investigation of elevated sub-horizontal topographic surfaces in the Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma, Liang Xue

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Performance comparison of transverse and longitudinal fractured horizontal wells over varied reservoir permeability, Fen Yang

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling of proppant transport in a plug-and-perf completion with different perforation phasing, Jinlin Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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3D seismic data interpretation of Boonsville Field, Texas, Aamer Ali Alhakeem

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A structural analysis of the El Kasr structure in the western desert of Egypt, Trevor Charles Ellis

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Wolf Creek Dam: a case study of foundation remediation for dams built on Karst foundations, Kyla Justene Erich

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Characterization of Rabinal, Guatemala clay and development of an engineered surrogate for the purpose of laboratory study, Lara Anne Hubbel

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Gas and water flow through nanoscale porous media, Songyuan Liu

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Tensile failure during structural development of single-layer buckle folds, Xiaolong Liu

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Comparison of square root of time approach and statistical approach to minimize subjectivity in the determination of minimum in-situ stress, Soumitra Bhaskar Nande

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Comparison of class II injection well area of review requirements with area of evaluation for hydraulically fractured wells, Yashesh Jitendra Panchal

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A modification of freeze-core technology for collecting granular fluvial sediment samples, David Charles Smith

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Computational fluid dynamics flow comparison between openhole sleeve and plug-and-perf completion in a hydraulic fractured horizontal well, Viriyah Theppornprapakorn

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Balanced cross section of the northeast of Adiyaman, Turkey, Mustafa Tuncer

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Development of a shared earth model to investigate potential for carbon dioxide sequestration in the Springfield area, MO, Imowo Celestine Akpan

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Investigation of drillstring vibration reduction tools, Mohammed Fayez Al Dushaishi

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Capture zone modeling for photovoltaic microgrid powered pump and treat remediation, John Patrick Conroy

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Surfactant enhanced oil recovery by wettability alteration in sandstone reservoirs, Omar ElMofty

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Geomechanical characterization of reservoir & cap rocks for CO₂ sequestration, Sudarshan Govindarajan

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Palynomorph and palynofacies assemblages of neutral-alkaline and acid lakes south of Norseman, Southern Western Australia, Lutfia Grabel

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Using LiDAR as a monitoring device to calculate volume of rockfall over time, Travis James Kassebaum

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Direct shear testing of fractured rocks from Missouri used to evaluate potential fault reactivation induced by carbon dioxide sequestration, Ishan Kumar

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Hydraulic fracturing experiments to investigate circulation losses, Maximiliano Liberman

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Analyses of surface wave seismic data and supplemental borehole and electrical resistivity tomography control, Mengxing Li

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Evaluation of the Reagan and Lamotte Sandstones in Southwestern Missouri for carbon dioxide sequestration, Todd Jeffrey Miller

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The use of electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) to delineate water-filled vugs near a bridge foundation, Jeremiah Chukwunonso Obi

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Investigation of geosteering in non-trivial geological settings, Anuroop Pandey

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Depositional and tectonic controls on architecture of the carbonate platform of upper Paleocene Khalifah Formation, Sirte Basin, Central Libya, Salah Abdurzak Shaniba