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daigle@austin.utexas.edu
512-471-3775
Office Location: CPE 5.174

Hugh Daigle

Associate Professor

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Centennial Fellowship #2

Department Research Areas:
Geologic Carbon Storage

Personal Website: https://sites.utexas.edu/daigle/

Educational Qualifications:

AB, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 2004

PhD, Earth Science, Rice University, 2011

PGE Courses:

PGE 373L - Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Design

PGE 381 – Drilling Engineering

Research:

My research focuses on characterizing physical and transport properties of rocks using a combination of laboratory experiments and numerical simulation. Specific areas of interest include methane hydrate formation and response to marine hydrate systems to external perturbations; petrophysical measurement and assessment techniques; applications of nanoparticles in subsurface engineering; and geohazard detection and prediction. My work is aimed at improving formation evaluation, completion design, and production strategy.

Awards & Honors:

Dean's Award for Outstanding Engineering Teaching by an Assistant Professor, 2018.

UT PGE Outstanding Faculty Member Award, 2015.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Centennial Fellowship #2, 2015.

SPE Regional Formation Evaluation Award, 2014.

Leroy Caleb Gibbon Award (best-conceived and best-written thesis submitted within 6 weeks of the oral defense), Rice University Department of Earth Science, 2011.

National Energy Technology Laboratory Methane Hydrate Research Fellowship, 2009-2011.

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Rice University Department of Earth Science, 2010.

Outstanding Student Paper Award, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2008.

Highlighted Publications and Google Scholar Profile:

Daigle, H., Reece, J.S., and Flemings, P.B., A modified Swanson method to determine permeability from mercury intrusion data in marine muds, Marine and Petroleum Geology, Volume 113, 104155, March 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.104155

Griffith, C., and Daigle, H., A comparison of the static and dynamic stability of Pickering emulsions, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 586, 124256, February 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2019.124256

Jiang, H., and Daigle, H., Effects of fluids removal and thermal maturation on permeability and pore structure of organic-rich shale: Results from pyrolysis experiments, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 183, 106453, December 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.106453

Oti, E., Cook, A., Welch, S., Sheets, J., Crandall, D., Rose, K., and Daigle, H., Hydrate-filled fracture formation at Keathley Canyon 151 and implications for non-vent sites, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Volume 20, Number 11, pp. 4723-4736, November 2019. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008637

Wang, N., Prodanović, M., and Daigle, H., Nanopaint application for flow assurance with electromagnetic pig, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 180, pp. 320-329, September 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.05.028

Wei, L., Cook, A., Daigle, H., Malinverno, A., Nole, M., and You, K., Factors controlling short-range methane migration of gas hydrate accumulations in thin coarse-grained layers, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Volume 20, Number 8, pp. 3985-4000, August 2019, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008405

Bihani, A., and Daigle, H., On the role of spatially correlated heterogeneity in determining mudrock sealing capacity for CO2 sequestration, Marine and Petroleum Geology, Volume 106, pp. 116-127, August 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.04.038

Daigle, H., Reece, J.S., and Flemings, P.B., Evolution of the percolation threshold in muds and mudrocks during burial, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 46, Number 14, pp. 8064-8073, July 2019. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL083723

Griffith, C., and Daigle, H., Destabilizing Pickering emulsions using fumed silica particles with different wettabilities, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 547, pp. 117-126, July 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2019.03.048

Hoxha, B.B., van Oort, E., and Daigle, H., How do nanoparticles stabilize shale? SPE Drilling & Completion, Volume 34, Number 2, pp. 143-158, June 2019. https://doi.org/10.2118/184574-PA