• Associate Professor of Engineering Practice, Petroleum Engineering
  • Affiliated Faculty, Multidisciplinary Engineering
Sam Noynaert

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University - 2013

Research Interests

    • Physics-based drilling performance
    • Applied drilling research
    • Geothermal drilling
    • Horizontal/deviated drilling
    • Solutions to drilling-related problems in unconventional reservoirs

Selected Publications

  • Dupriest, F.E. and Noynaert, S.F., 2022. Drilling Practices and Workflows for Geothermal Operations. Paper presented at 2022 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition. Galveston, TX. Society of Petroleum Engineers paper 208798-MS.
  • Noynaert, S.F., Cunningham, T, Dupriest, F.E., 2020. Maximizing Drilling Performance Through The Delaware Basin's Brushy Canyon And Interbedded Formations. Paper presented at SPE/IADC Drilling Conference. Galveston, Texas. SPE 199599-MS.
  • Noynaert, S.F., El-Sayed, I., Hopkins, Z., Dupriest, F.E., 2020. The Reality Of Mud Motor Performance: Actual Vs Expected Performance In Unconventional Formations. Paper presented at SPE/IADC Drilling Conference. Galveston, Texas. SPE 199655-MS.
  • Mann, C.B., Noynaert, S.F., 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 178848-MS.
  • Noynaert, S, 2016. Geosteering from a Drilling Engineer’s Perspective (or What I Wish My Geologist Knew About Drilling). Paper presented at 2016 Unconventional Technology Conference (URTEC), San Antonio, TX. URTEC 2461948-MS