Sam Noynaert

Assistant Professor

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Office: RICH 501J
Phone: 979.845.6164
Email: noynaert@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

  • Applied drilling research
  • Horizontal/deviated drilling
  • Automation and optimization of the drilling process
  • Oilfield tubular design and issues
  • Solutions to drilling-related problems in unconventional reservoirs

Education

  • PhD, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2013

Selected Publications

Wilson, J. and Noynaert, S.F. 2016. A New Damping Model for Nonlinear Drill String Dynamics: Understanding the Effects of Rotation, Eccentricity and Confined Fluid Flow and Their Impact on Unconventional Drill String Design. Paper presented at SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, Fort Worth, Texas. Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Mann, C.B., Noynaert, S.F, and Dupriest, F. 2016. Management Practices and Engineering Design Mitigates Severe Bit Damage Caused by Acute Bit Whirl Resulting from Stick-Slip in Hard Laminated Formations. Paper presented at SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, Fort Worth, Texas. Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Vishnumolakala, N., Gildin, E., and Noynaert, S.F. 2015. Drilling Simulator in LabVIEW with Automatic Managed Pressured Drilling Simulation. Paper presented at 2nd IFAC Workshop on Automatic Control in Offshore Oil & Gas Production, Florianopolis, Brazil.

Noynaert, S.F. and Gildin, E. 2014. Going Beyond the Tally Book: A Novel Method for Analysis, Prediction and Control of Directionally Drilled Wellbores Using Mechanical Specific Energy. Paper presented at 2014 SPE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Valdes, A., McVay, D.A., Noynaert, S.F. 2013. Quantification Improves Well Construction Cost Estimation in Unconventional Reservoirs. Paper presented at the 2013 SPE Unconventional Resources Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Society of Petroleum Engineers 167139 – MS. DOI: 10.2118/167139-MS