• Assistant Professor
Sam Noynaert

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, petroleum engineering, Texas A&M University - 2013

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

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