Congratulations to CRFM student Arkhat Kalbekov and his fellow Petroleum Engineering students Gizem Yildirim, and Meruyert Makhatova, who participated in an Innov8x Challenge Contest and won second place. During the competition, sponsoring companies presented their challenges and requested participating teams to propose viable solutions. Team UREP pitched a technological design for subsurface carbon capture from produced oil and gas.
CRFM Director Luis Zerpa Acosta has received the 2022 Society of Petroleum Engineers Rocky Mountain North America Region Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. This award is an acknowledgement of Dr. Zerpa’s outstanding contribution in the Rocky Mountain region to his field. The distinguished achievement award recognizes superior teaching, excellence in research, significant contributions to the petroleum engineering profession, and/or special effectiveness in advising and guiding students.
Congratulations Dr. Zerpa!
CRFM co-director Manika Prasad, post-doctoral researcher Kurt Livo, and former research faculty member Mathias Pohl worked with their colleagues to investigate the feasibility of using porous colloidal nanoparticles as injectable multimodal contrast agents for geophysical sensing. Check the work out here.
Congratulations to Hamad Al Riyami who not only graduates with his PhD in Petroleum Engineering this spring, but also joins CRFM as a post-doctoral fellow. In this position, he will continue his innovative work on the effect of temperature on nitrogen foam.
Dr. Manika Prasad and recent graduate Similoluwa Oduwole, along with their colleagues Stanislav Glubokovskikh, Thomas Daley, and and William Harbert, received Honorable Mention for Best Paper in the publication Leading Edge for their paper, “CO2 messes with rock physics”, published in Volume 40, no. 6, June 2021.