This unique workshop will provide participants with opportunity to know about Coil Tubing and Well Construction applications and observe some demonstration tests at University of Oklahoma Well Construction Technology Center. WCTC is an advanced technology research center that incorporates high pressure, high temperature fluid flow applications using both field scale and lab scale equipment for the oil industry. It integrates studies into fluid flow applications with respect to coiled tubing, fracturing and drilling operations. The facility is an extension of the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering (MPGE) and functions in conjunction with Sarkeys Energy Center.
WCTC has been carrying out extensive research in the coiled tubing fluid flow aspect under the Coiled Tubing Consortium which was started in 1996. These projects are funded primarily by the oil and gas companies involved with the consortium. Various other studies that are in the scope of WCTC include but are not limited to well cementing, Fracturing and Drilling Fluid Characterization, Evaluation and Assessment of Various Fluid Systems (foam fluid, brines, crosslinked gels, etc.) in coiled tubing as well as straight tubing and Proppant Transport Behaviour.
Dr. Subhash Shah
Professor Subhash Shah, Ph.D., P.E. is an Emeritus Professor in the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma (OU). He recently retired from OU after serving 22 years as Stephenson Chair Professor and also as the Director of OU’s Well Construction Technology Center. Dr. Shah holds a B.S. degree from the M.S. University of Baroda, India, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of New Mexico, USA, all in chemical engineering. Dr. Shah is considered to be one of the world leaders in hydraulic fracturing, horizontal/multilateral well completions/stimulation, and coiled tubing technology. He has a distinguished career in the oil and gas industry that spans over 40 years: 18 years in industry and 22 years in academics. Dr. Shah’s industrial experience includes research in the areas of well stimulation and completion, drilling, cementing, and coiled tubing. Dr. Shah was recognized as a “Distinguished Technical Member” at Halliburton. Dr. Shah successfully initiated and established a joint-industry consortium on the Coiled Tubing Applications. His work has resulted in more than 270 technical papers in 30 international journals and two chapters in technical books.
Dr. Catalin Teodoriu:
Dr. Catalin Teodoriu is an associate professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Oklahoma (OU). He has conducted extensive research in the area of drilling, completion and workover, especially in the area of well integrity with a focus on well construction. Dr. Teodoriu worked for more than 10 years in Europe, where he investigated well integrity for oil and gas, geothermal and underground storage wells (CO2 and natural gas). He has authored more than 160 articles and two book chapters.