Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering Dissertations

 

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Dissertations from 2020

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Geophysical assessment of the Lake Chesterfield site, Missouri, Diya Ali Ahmad Alfuqara

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Exploring wellbore and reservoir temperature profiles in fluid circulation and production operations, Ahmed Qasim Al Saedi

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Imaging in karst terrain using the Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) and Multi-Channel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) methods, Hassan Abdullah Alzahrani

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Factors impacting the transport and enhanced oil recovery potential of polymeric nanogel in sandstone, Haifeng Ding

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Investigating the factors impacting the success of immiscible carbon dioxide injection in unconventional shale reservoirs: An experimental study, Sherif M. Fakher

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Evaluation of the performance of different polymer gel systems as an in-depth gel treatment using numerical simulation, Tariq K. Khamees

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A broad Iceland plume associated with two phase transitions at the 660 km discontinuity: Constraints from receiver functions, Dan Wang

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Seismological investigations of lithospheric structure beneath the East African Rift System and the Kalahari Craton, Tuo Wang

Dissertations from 2019

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Investigating the use of different types of sealant materials for cement remedial applications, Murad Mohammedahmed Abdulfarraj

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Novel insights into low salinity water flooding enhanced oil recovery in sandstone reservoirs, Hasan N. Al-Saedi

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Investigating the performance of high viscosity friction reducers used for proppant transport during hydraulic fracturing, Mohammed Salem Ba Geri

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Detection and elimination of rock face vegetation from terrestrial LIDAR data using the virtual articulating conical probe algorithm, Kenneth John Boyko

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Transient multiphase flow simulation for unloading of frac hit gas wells, Miguel Angel Cedeno Moreno

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Experimental study on enhanced oil recovery (EOR) mechanisms of nanogel combining with low salinity water for carbonate reservoirs, Pu Han

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Assessment and prediction of surface water vulnerability from non-point source pollution in Midwestern watersheds, Fadhil K. Jabbar

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Seismic attribute assisted depositional facies identification and stratigraphic correlation in the central Gulf Coast region of Texas, Yani Lin

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Origin of Periclines in the Ozark Plateau, Missouri: A field and numerical modeling, Chao Liu

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Using LiDAR to measure subsurface movement of slow-moving landslides and study the interaction between the soil and LiDAR scanning targets, Chengxun Lu

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Development of LiDAR assisted terrestrial radar interferometry for rock deformation monitoring, Ricardo Javier Romero Ramirez

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Receiver function investigations of mantle transition zone and crustal structure in East Africa and Northeast Asia, Muchen Sun

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Military applications of geological engineering, Stephen H. Tupper

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Plugging performance of preformed particle gels in fractures and its influencing factors, Ze Wang

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Building shared knowledge for EOR technologies: Screening guideline constructions, dashboards, and advanced data analysis, Na Zhang

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Fault imaging enhancement in Taranaki Basin, New Zealand and rock physics and inversion based reservoir characterization in the Central Gulf Coast region of Texas, Tianze Zhang

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Paleoenvironment and paleoclimate of NE Pangea in early Permian-linking chemo- and cyclo-stratigraphy, Bogda Mountains, NW China, Xin Zhan

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Provenance and depositional environments of the upper Permian-lowermost Triassic fluvial and lacustrine sandstones, Wutonggou low-order cycle, Bogda Mountains, NW China, Dongyu Zheng

Dissertations from 2018

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Integrated study on the applicability of CO₂-EOR in unconventional liquids rich reservoirs, Dheiaa Khafief Khashan Alfarge

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3D seismic attribute analysis and machine learning for reservoir characterization in Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, Aamer AlHakeem

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Limiting key drilling parameters to control mud losses in Basra's oil fields, Iraq, Abo Taleb Tuama Al-hameedi

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Comprehensive evaluation of a novel EOR method-coupling low salinity water flooding and preformed particle gel to enhance oil recovery in fractured reservoirs, Ali K. Alhuraishawy

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A proactive drilling system to prevent stuck pipe and differential sticking, Ethar H. K. Alkamil

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Paleogene-Early Neogene palynomorphs from the Eastern Equatorial Atlantic and Southeastern Florida, USA: Biostratigraphy and paleoenvironmental implications, Walaa K. Awad

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The utility of geophysical techniques to image the shallow subsurface in karst areas in Missouri, Nathainail Bashir

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Geomechanical characterizations and correlations to reduce uncertainties of carbonate reservoir analysis, Farqad Hadi

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Empirical correlations between rock cutting parameters and excavated rock surface rebound hardness, Azupuri Germanus Ayerikujei Kaba

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GIS-based spatial analysis coupled with geophysical imaging to identify and evaluate factors that control the formation of karst sinkholes in southwestern Missouri, Shishay T. Kidanu

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Lithospheric layering and thickness beneath the contiguous United States, Lin Liu

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Crustal structure beneath the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau and adjacent areas from receiver function stacking and gravity modeling, Yunxin Peng

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Seismic anisotropy and the mantle dynamics beneath the Arabian plate, Saleh Ismail Hassan Qaysi

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Delineation of a coal combustion residue landfill and underlying karst subsurface in Southwest Missouri using ERT and MASW surveys, Ruobai Zhao

Dissertations from 2017

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Geophysical interpretation and static reservoir modeling of structurally complex reservoir, RG oil field area, Sirte Basin, Libya, Abdalla A. Abdelnabi

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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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Imaging a fly ash landfill using non-invasive technologies (ERT and MASW), Atiat Shaban Qasim Alsaaideh

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Acquisition of active multichannel analysis of surface waves (MASW) data in karst terrain, Ghassan Salem Alsulaimani

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

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Geophysical assessment of soil and rock in the New Madrid seismic zone, Faraj Mohamed Eljabri

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

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Investigation of hydraulic fracture complexity and the benefits of maximizing or minimizing complexity in unconventional resources, Rashid Sheikh Kassim

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

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Rock and fluid flow characterization on unconventional reservoir using confocal-laser-microscopy and micromodels, Songyuan Liu

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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

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Characterizing long-term groundwater conditions and lithology for the design of large-scale borehole heat exchangers, David Charles Smith

Dissertations from 2016

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Integrated geophysical approach using electrical resistivity tomography and multichannel analysis of surface wave in assessing Wilson Spring development, Ibrahim E. Ahmed

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The role of pre-existing basement fabrics in the initiation of continental rifting: The Okavango Rift Zone, Botswana, Angelica Alvarez Naranjo

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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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Semantic model and updated screening criteria for polymer flooding, Laila Dao Saleh

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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 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