Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


UpComing this month
Previous month Previous day
Next day Next month

CPGE Research Showcase


Thursday, November 06, 2014




Thompson Conference Center


There will be four sessions on the topical areas:

Pore-scale modeling
Integrated reservoir characterization
Geomechanical interactions in the subsurface
Enhanced recovery of hydrocarbons

The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) at the University of Texas at Austin will host a two day meeting showcasing the current research being performed within CPGE.Research presentations and posters will span a wide range of topics in subsurface resource characterization and engineering ranging from nano-materials for enhanced hydrocarbon production to results from field trials of enhanced recovery processes. Graduate students, post-doctoral research fellows, research associates and faculty members will share exciting new discoveries in all aspects of subsurface engineering and characterization.Each session will feature talks by researchers supported by the Center and will be facilitated by a session coordinator. Presentations will be for 20 minute durationwith an additional 5 minutes for questions. In addition, there will be a poster sessionon Thursday the 6th. There will be ample opportunity to meet with the researchers and discuss their current research and future plans.

 The Center brings together researchers from several departments across The University of Texas at Austin working in various areas of subsurface characterization in engineering. The research conducted within the center is diverse and spans areas such as:

  1. Integrated Reservoir Characterization
  2. Nanomaterials for Hydrocarbon Recovery
  3. Hydraulic Fracturing Design
  4. Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide
  5. Fundamental Reservoir Processes
  6. Enhanced Oil Recovery
  7. Managed pressure drilling
  8. Environmental remediation

 The Center generates over sixteen million dollars in research funds and brings together over 50 faculty members and researchers from all across the University.