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silviu.livescu@austin.utexas.edu
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Silviu Livescu

Associate Professor

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Centennial Fellowship #1 in Petroleum Engineering

Department Research Areas:
Geologic Carbon Storage
Drilling and Completions
Enhanced Oil Recovery
Hydraulic Fracturing and Reservoir Geomechanics
Production Engineering
Unconventional Resources

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Educational Qualifications:
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware.
MS and BS, Mechanical Engineering, University "Politechnica" of Bucharest, Romania.

Research:
Dr. Livescu has conducted fundamental and applied research, multidisciplinary research and technology development, diversified innovation, intellectual property, and management applied to several petroleum engineering and clean energy technical disciplines, with a focus on well engineering and operations (monitoring and telemetry systems, well intervention, stimulation, construction, production, and data science and engineering analytics). He is strongly committed to helping solve some of the most impactful energy transition and digital transformation problems for a net-zero, sustainable and affordable energy future.

Awards & Honors:
Baker Hughes Top Pressure Pumping Inventor, 2019, 2020.

SPE Presidential Team Award for Outstanding Section, 2020.

SPE Distinguished Membership, 2019.

SPE Distinguished Service Award, 2019.

SPE Distinguished Lecturer, 2018–2019.

World Oil Best Well Intervention Team Award, 2018.

SPE Canada Region Production and Operations Technical Award, 2017.

SPE Calgary Section Technical Excellence and Achievement Award, 2017.

Global Petroleum Show “Innovation in Technology: Process Equipment” Team Award, 2017.

Baker Hughes Wildcat Ideation Challenge Team Winner, 2015.

SPE “A Peer Apart” Award, 2015.

World Oil Best Well Intervention Team Award, 2014.

15 Outstanding Editor and Reviewer Awards: SPE Journal (SPEJ), 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020; Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (JPSE), 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017; International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2017; and International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2018.

Highlighted Professional Activities:
Data Science and Engineering Analytics (DSEA) Technical Director, SPE International Board of Directors, 2020–2023.

Director at Large, SPE Gaia Committee for sustainable energy development, 2020–present.

Executive Editor, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (JPSE), 2017–present.

Technical Programs Director, SPE Calgary Section Board of Directors, 2019–2020.

Managing Guest Editor, JPSE Special Issue “Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Petroleum Engineering,” 2018–2019.

Co-Chair, 2021 SPE Canada Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and Decarbonization Workshop, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Vice Chair, 2020 SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Associate Editor, SPE Journal, 2009–present; JPSE, 2010–2016; Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT), Reservoir Performance, 2015–2020.

Technical Reviewer, 20 peer-reviewed journals and national science organizations, 2009–present.

Highlighted Publications and Presentations:
Livescu, S., Dindoruk, B., Schulz, R., Boul, P., Kim, J., Todd, S., and Garrison, G. 2021. Scalable Geothermal Systems. Mitchell Foundation: Future of Geothermal Energy in Texas.

Schulz, R., and Livescu, S. 2021. The Potential for the Oil and Gas Industry to Accelerate Geothermal Deployment. Mitchell Foundation: Future of Geothermal Energy in Texas.

Livescu, S. and Dindoruk, B. 2021. Subsurface Technology Pivoting from Oil and Gas to Geothermal Resources — A Feasibility Study of Well Parameters. URTeC-2021-5304-PA. SPE Prod. & Ops. https://doi.org/10.2118/-PA.

Livescu, S., Ng, J., Schakleton, D., Vragov, V., Keay, J., Oreilly, C., Chan, T., and Valenciano, A. 2021. Technology Transfer to Geothermal from Oil & Gas and Other Subsurface Disciplines. Geothermal Rising Conference. San Diego, CA, USA. October 3–6.

Livescu, S., Clegg, J., Ring, L., Scherer, J., van Oort, E., and Moncarz, P. 2021. Closed-Loop Techno-economics. PIVOT2021 Geothermal Reimagined Conference. University of Texas at Austin. July 21.

Eros, M., Chambefort, I., MacInnes, E., Wisian, K., and Livescu, S. 2021. Building the Development Roadmap: Global Geothermal Characterization. PIVOT2021 Geothermal Reimagined Conference. University of Texas at Austin. July 19.

Dindoruk, B. and Livescu, S. 2021. Prediction of Subsurface Data Using Hybrid Approaches. SEG/SPE/AAPG Energy in Data. April 12–13.

Livescu, S., McDuff, D., Comeaux, B., and Linsey, B.J. 2020. Acid-Tunneling in Carbonate Rocks: A Full-Scale Experimental Study. SPE-196150-PA. SPE Prod. & Ops. 35 (04). https://doi.org/10.2118/196150-PA.

Livescu, S., Craig, S., Roux, P.-F., and Baker, M. 2020. Choosing Between Optical Fiber and Multiple Single-Point Sensors for Real-Time Matrix Acidizing Optimization with Coiled Tubing-Conveyed Telemetry. Presented at the SPE Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 9-12. SPE-202658-MS. https://doi.org/10.2118/202658-MS.

Sharma, E., and Livescu, S. 2020. New Laboratory Lubricity Research on Coiled Tubing Operations in Open-Hole Wells and Sand- or Proppant-Filled Cased-Hole Wells. Presented at the SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition, The Woodlands, TX, USA, March 24–25. SPE-199848-MS. https://doi.org/10.2118/199848-MS.

Garner, L., Livescu, S., and Watkins, T. 2020. Dual Telemetric Coiled Tubing System. US patent 10,844,707, issued on November 24.

Livescu, S. and Gupta, D.V.S. 2020. Coiled Tubing Telemetry System and Method for Production Logging and Profiling. US patent 10,815,774, issued on October 27.

Livescu, S. and Ramsey, T. 2020. Pressure Pulses for Acid Stimulation Enhancement and Optimization. US patent 10,724,352, issued on July 28.

Garner, L., Vacik, L., and Livescu, S. 2020. Real-Time Tension, Compression and Torque Data Monitoring System. US patent 10,655,449, issued on April 30.

Ryan, M., Gohari, K., Bilic, J., Livescu, S., Lindsey, B.J., Johnson, A., and Baird. D. 2019. Challenging the Industry’s Understanding of Hole Cleaning during the Drillouts of Frac Plugs with a New Holistic Approach. Presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, AB, Canada, September 30–October 2. SPE-195865-MS. https://doi.org/10.2118/195685-MS.

Aitken, W.A.H., Livescu, S., and Craig, S. 2019. Thirty Years of Continuous Coiled Tubing Modeling Software Development — A Review. J. Petroleum Sci. Eng. 182, 106308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.106308.

Kubeisinova, A., Tankiyev, T., Izbazzov, A., McGachy, D., Viti, M., Pitoni, E., Correa, P., Parra, D., Craig, S., Livescu, S., Yeginbayev, A., and Nadirov, Z. 2019. Coiled-Tubing Telemetry Intervention in Shut-In Conditions. SPE-0614-4209-JPT. JPT 70 (06) 84–87. https://doi.org/10.2118/0614-4209-JPT.

Livescu, S., Watkins, T., and Najafov, J. 2019. Ten Years of Continuous Technology Development and Field Application of Coiled Tubing Telemetry Systems: Past, Present, and Future. SPE-187354-PA. SPE Prod. & Ops. 34 (04). https://doi.org/10.2118/187354-PA.

Livescu, S., and Craig, S. 2019. Tunnel Length Modeling for Coiled Tubing Acid Tunneling Stimulation. SPE-188294-PA. SPE Prod. & Ops. 34 (01). https://doi.org/10.2118/188294-PA.

Moos, D., and Livescu, S. 2019. System and Method for Using Pressure Pulses for Fracture Stimulation Performance Enhancement and Evaluation. US patent 10,392,916, issued on August 22.

Livescu, S., Watkins, T., Craig, S., and Castro, L. 2019. Systems and Methods for Operating Electrically-Actuated Coiled Tubing Tools and Sensors. US patent 10,385,680, issued on August 20.

Livescu, S., and Craig, S. 2018. Critical review of the coiled tubing friction reduction technologies in extended-reach wells. Part 2: vibratory tools and tractors. J. Petroleum Sci. Eng. 166, 44–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2018.03.026.

Livescu, S., Vissotski, A., and Chaudhary, S. 2018. New Acid Placement Optimization Model for Matrix Acidizing Operations in Carbonate Reservoirs. Presented at the SPE Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 12–15. SPE-193119-MS. https://doi.org/10.2118/193119-MS.

Elliott, J.K., Livescu, S., and Yehta, K. 2018. Laboratory Evaluation of a Novel Coiled Tubing Metal Surface Treatment for Reducing the Friction in Extended-Reach Wells. Presented at the SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition, The Woodlands, TX, USA, March 27–28. SPE-189927-MS. https://doi.org/10.2118/189927-MS.

Correa, P., Craig, S., Livescu, S., and Parra, D. 2018. Complex Perforating and Milling Operation in Shut-in Conditions using a Coiled Tubing Telemetry System: A Case History. Presented at the SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition, The Woodlands, TX, USA, March 27–28. SPE-189910-MS. https://doi.org/10.2118/189910-MS.