Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering Dissertations

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Dissertations from 2017

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Screening guidelines and data analysis for the application of in-situ polymer gels for injection well conformance improvement, Munqith Naeem Rashak Aldhaheri

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Receiver function imaging of mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath Alaska, Haider Hassan Faraj Dahm

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The effect of testing conditions on lost circulation materials' performance in simulated fractures, Montri Jeennakorn

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In-situ assessment of concrete bridge decks and pavements using stress-wave based methods, Mengxing Li

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Numerical simulation of viscoelastic buckle folds: Implications for stress, fractures, porosity and fluid flow, Xiaolong Liu

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The use of geophysical methods for dam seepage investigations and dredged oyster deposit characterization, Stanley Chinedu Nwokebuihe

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Layered crustal and mantle structure and anisotropy beneath the Afar Depression and Malawi Rift Zone, Cory Alexander Reed

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Dissolution-enlarged fractures imaging using electrical resistivity tomography (ERT), Elnaz Siami-Irdemoosa

Dissertations from 2016

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Modeling gas inflow for extremely low permeability shale using CFD, Chatetha Chumkratoke

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Assessment of highway condition using combined geophysical surveys, Abdallah Alhadi Dera

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Identifying shallow subsurface stratigraphy and voids using dispersive characteristics of electromagnetic and surface waves, Payman Hajiani

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Palynological studies of holocene lake sediments in the Missouri Ozarks, Robert D. Haselwander

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Methodology investigations for shear wave splitting analysis, Fansheng Kong

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Azimuthal anisotropy beneath north central Africa from shear wave splitting analysis, Awad Abdussalam Henish Lemnifi

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Development and evaluation of a coaxial cable sensing system for CO2 sequestration wellbore integrity monitoring, Yurong Li

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Geophysical Imaging of Karst Features in Missouri, Jeremiah Chukwunonso Obi

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Analysis and mitigation of wellbore breakout and fracturing, Reza Rahimi

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Lifetime and effectiveness evaluation of ceramic pot filters, Carlo Salvinelli

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Seismic anisotropy and mantle dynamics beneath the central and western United States, Bin Yang

Dissertations from 2015

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Mineral and geochemical attributes of the midcontinent rift sequence; An application for deep carbon dioxide sequestration, Alsedik Mohamed Ali Abousif

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Numerical and field data analysis of drill stem vibration, Mohammed Fayez Al Dushaishi

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Investigating new accident causation, risk assessment, and mitigation strategy selection tools in the petroleum industry, Mohammad A. AlKazimi

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Imaging beneath standing bodies of water in karst terrain, Abdulrahman Masfer Alotaibi

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Investigation of lost circulation materials impact on fracture gradient, Mortadha Turki Alsaba

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Shear wave splitting analysis beneath Tien Shan: Geodynamic implications of complex anisotropy, Solomon Gerra Cherie

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Analysis of production and pressure data to characterize the performance of oil and gas reservoirs, Abuagila Ramadan Elgmati

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Non-invasive imaging and assessment of pavements, Adel Mohamed Elkrry

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Flow mechanisms and numerical simulation of gas production from shale reservoirs, Chaohua Guo

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Particle gel propagation and blocking behavior through high permeability streaks and fractures, Abdulmohsin Imqam

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Advanced approaches for bridge deck assessment using ground penetrating radar, Aleksey Kamilevich Khamzin

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Holocene sedimentology and stratigraphy of coastal sediments in an arid climate, Al Qahmah, Southern Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Ibrahim Nabhan

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Origin and stratigraphic architecture of the Middle Permian lower and upper Quanzijie low-order cycles, Bogda Mountains, NW China, Jonathan Obrist-Farner

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Non-destructive and destructive bridge deck condition assessment, Aleksandra V. Varnavina

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Seismological investigation of the Okavango Rift, Botswana, Youqiang Yu

Dissertations from 2014

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Precambrian evolution of the Salalah crystalline basement from structural analysis and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, Hanadi Abulateef Al-Doukhi

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Investigating and modeling tar-mats in a Kuwaiti carbonate reservoir and their role in understanding oil reserves and recovery economics, Abdullah Owidah Almansour

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Performance assessment of capture zones generated by PV-powered pump and treat systems, Yovanna Cortes Di Lena

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Seismic anisotropy and mantle flow beneath Africa and Arabia, Ahmed Abdalla Elsheikh

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Study and pilot test on a novel EOR method - coupling PPG conformance control and surfactant flooding, Farag Awadh Muhammed

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Biomineralization of carbonates in modern microbial sediments and its implications for CO₂ sequestration, Varun Gnanaprian Paul

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Crustal thickness and Vp/Vs beneath the Western United States: Constraints from stacking of receiver functions, Uranbaigal Purevsuren

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Impact of slickwater fracturing fluid compositions on the petrophysical properties of shale and tightsand, Yongpeng Sun

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Preformed particle gel transport through fractures, Hao Zhang

Dissertations from 2013

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A regional study of landslide hazards and related features in the Upper Indus River Basin, northern Pakistan, Muhammad Farooq Ahmed

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Coupled geomechanical reservoir simulation, Amin Amirlatifi

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Minimizing formation damage for preformed particle gels treatment in mature reservoirs, Mahmoud Omran Elsharafi

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Establishing well operability limits for frac pack sandface well completions using a screen erosion model and well completion score card, Rickey Lynn Hendrix

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Regional geomorphic analysis and GIS susceptibility mapping of landslides in the Blue Nile and the Tekeze River Basins of Ethiopia, Elamin Hassan Dai Ismail

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Palynology of acid-saline lakes of western Australiabiostratigraphy and paleoenvironmental reconstruction, Carlos A. Sanchez Botero

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Geochemical and isotopic characterization of lead in fugitive dust from unsurfaced roads in Missouri, Emitt C. Witt

Dissertations from 2012

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Saturation effects on mechanical excavatability of Roubidoux sandstone under selected rock cutting tools, Muhammad Zubair Abu Bakar

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Updated EOR screening criteria and modeling the impacts of water salinity changes on oil recovery, Ahmad Aladasani

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Measuring the orientations of hidden subvertical joints in highways rock cuts using ground penetrating radar in combination with LIDAR, Adnan Mohammed Aqeel

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Plate kinematics of the Afro-Arabian Rift System with an emphasis on the Afar Depression, Helen Carrie Bottenberg

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Performance characterization and optimization of microgrid-based energy generation and storage technologies, Joe D. Guggenberger II

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Investigation of wellbore stability in a North Sea field development, Steven Austin Hilgedick

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Surface expressions of discontinuities, and the estimation of their 3-D orientations using combined LiDAR and optical imaging, James Nii Aboh Otoo

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Mantle flow and lithosphere-asthenosphere coupling beneath the southwestern edge of the North American craton: constraints from shear-wave splitting measurements, Hesham A. Refayee

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Numerical simulations of fracture propagation and sealing: implications for wellbore strengthening, Saeed Salehi

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A methodology for statistical propped fracture treatment design in fluvial environments, Prue Elizabeth Smith

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Imaging the subsurface in karst terrain using electrical resistivity tomography, Evgeniy Vladislavovich Torgashov

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Modeling carbon sequestration in transition zone to optimize storage potential, Fang Yang

Dissertations from 2011

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Receiver function studies of crustal structure, composition, and evolution beneath the Afar Depression, Ethiopia, Sattam A. Almadani

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Apparent weekly and daily earthquake periodicities in the western United States, and evolution of Wadi Kubbania in Egypt, Ali Hadi Atef

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Crustal structure and evolution beneath the Colorado Plateau and the southern basin and range province, Lamuail Bashir

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A geological and geophysical study of the Tendaho Graben in the Afar Depression, Ethiopia: insights into transitional continental rifting, David Lee Bridges

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Enhanced heavy oil recovery by alkali-surfactant in the Pennsylvania Warner sandstone, Rabia Mohamed Hunky

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Two new spline-based methods and real data applications: high-resolution receiver function calculations from teleseismic broadband waveforms and high-accuracy practical potential-field integral transformations, Bingzhu Wang

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Strength adjustable preformed particle gels for conformance control, Jia Zhou

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Applied palynology: Multidisciplinary case studies from Egypt, Gulf of Mexico and USA, Mohamed K. Zobaa

Dissertations from 2010

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Investigating the source of thermal anomalies in the northern United Arab Emirates (UAE) desert using geophysical methods, Khalid Ahmad

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Scaled experimental study on excavation of lunar regolith with rakes/rippers and flat blade, Masafumi Iai

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Ground penetrating radar investigations in Upper Kama potash mines, Oleg N. Kovin

Dissertations from 2009

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Investigating the impact of microbial interactions with geologic media on geophysical properties, Caroline A. Davis

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The Cretaceous-Paleogene transition in the northern Mississippi Embayment, S.E. Missouri: palynology, micropaleontology, and evidence of a mega-tsunami deposit, Tambra L. Eifert

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Wind power applications to groundwater remediation, Ronald E. Gallagher

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Membrane properties of intact rock cores of Burlington Limestone, Jefferson Dolomite, Darrington Phyllite, and low permeability concrete, Megan Hart

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Crustal modification by tectonic events and upper mantle anisotropy beneath the Midcontinent Rift and New Madrid Seismic Zone: insights from receiver function studies and teleseismic shear wave splitting, Moikwathai Moidaki

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Analysis using surface wave methods to detect shallow manmade tunnels, Niklas Henry Putnam

Dissertations from 2007

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Development of a geographic information system-based virtual geotechnical database and assessment of liquefaction potential for the St. Louis Metropolitan area, Jae-Won Chung

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Impacts of acid mine drainage on carbon cycling in receiving streams, Ernest W. Fonyuy

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Pilot program to assess seismic hazards of the Granite City, Monks Mound, and Columbia Bottom quadrangles, St. Louis Metropolitan area, Missouri and Illinois, Deniz Karadeniz

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Incipient continental rifting: insights from the Okavango Rift Zone, northwestern Botswana, Baraka D. Kinabo

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An investigation of lead and other metal contaminants in the sediments of Clearwater Lake, Missouri, Gary W. Krizanich

Dissertations from 2006

Comparative analyses of geophysical methods for determining shear wave velocity of soils, Thanop Thitimakorn

Dissertations from 2005

Characterization and permeability modeling of complex Mauddud-Burgan carbonate reservoir, Waleed Hussein Ali Abbas Ali Al-Bazzaz

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Petrographic investigation into the development of secondary porosity in sandstones: A case study of the Cambrian Mount Simon and Galesville sandstones, Illinois basin, Mojisola Abosede KunleDare

Dissertations from 2004

Impact of hydrocarbon biodegradation on low frequency electrical properties of unconsolidated sediments, Gamal Z. Abdal Aal

Reflection seismic interpretation of deepwater fold-thrust structures, Niger Delta, Atinuke Olubinmi Akingbade

Transient modeling and experimental verification of hyperfiltration effects, Peter G. Oduor

Relevance of membrane properties of clay-rich geologic materials to water-related engineering issues, Rosanna M. Saindon

Development of a highway rock fall hazard rating system and management database system for Missouri highways using digital video image analysis and geographic information system, Ahmed M. Youssef

Dissertations from 2003

Identification of seismically-induced landslippage along Crowley's Ridge, southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas, Briget C. Doyle

Geophysical, hydrological, and archaeological investigation in the east bank area of Luxor - Southern Egypt, Ahmed Ismail

Ground penetrating radar application for non-destructive testing: bridge deck inspection and dowel bar detection, Wooyoung Kim

Military foot traffic impact on soil compaction properties at the United States Military Academy: a multiscale analysis, Kenneth William McDonald

The Lower Carboniferous (Chadian-Brigantian) geology of shallow marine carbonate rocks in the central and southeast Irish Midlands and the Wexford Outlier, Zsolt Nagy

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Lithology and alteration assemblages of the Boss iron-copper deposit, Iron and Dent Counties, Southeast Missouri, Cheryl M. Seeger

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Petrology, geochemistry, and mineralogy of pyroxene and pegmatitic carbonatite and the associated fluorspar deposit at Okorusu alkaline igneous carbonatite complex, Namibia, Purnima Ashok Shivdasan

Dissertations from 2002

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The evolution of the lower Missouri River: Stratigraphy, geomorphology, and habitat dynamics at Lisbon Bottom, Jeffrey Spooner