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Research

Advanced drilling technologies provide access to hydrocarbon resources that would remain out of reach via traditional methods. Advanced well completion technologies improve the production of hydrocarbons through a wellbore or well site.

Focus Areas

Specialties include:

  • Applied drilling
  • Downhole diagnostic measurements
  • Dual gradient drilling
  • Horizontal drilling
  • Intelligent completions
  • Offshore drilling risks
  • Optimized drilling performance
  • Well control
  • Wellbore modeling

Faculty Researchers

Below is a list of petroleum engineering faculty members who perform research in one or more specialties in this area.

Eduardo Gildin

  • Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • L.F. Peterson '36 Professor
Eduardo Gildin

A. Rashid Hasan

  • Research Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • Affiliated Faculty, Chemical Engineering
A. Rashid Hasan

A. Daniel Hill

  • Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • Noble Chair
  • Regents Professor
A. Daniel Hill

Jihoon Kim

  • Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • Larry A. Cress '76 Faculty Fellow
Jihoon Kim

Sam Noynaert

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

Rita Esuru Okoroafor

  • Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering
Rita Esuru Okoroafor

Ding Zhu

  • Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • McCain Engineering Chair
Ding Zhu