CRFM Director Receives Distinguished Achievement Award

Luis ZerpaCRFM 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!


Work on porous colloidal nanoparticles published

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. 

Congrats on graduation and new position

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.

Congrats on Honorable Mention

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.

Kalbekov among competition winners

Congratulations to Petroleum Engineering M.S. student Arkhat Kalbekov and his team for winning the Chevron Engineering Week competition: Solutions on Making Low Carbon Operations. Kalbekov, along with team members Gizem Yildirim and Meruyert Makhatova, submitted a project called, “Innovative Design for CO2-EOR Storage to Reduce Carbon Footprints in Petroleum Industry.”

2020 SEG Presentations

Presenter: Luiz Zerpa Acosta
Co-author: Bianca Geranutti
Paper Title: Geophysical measurements for detection of hydrate formation in coreflooding experiments with undersaturated oil and seawater injection
Session ID: RP P3
Session Title: Measurements
Presentation Date and Time: October 14, 2020 from 3:30 PM to 3:55 PM

Presenter: Aun Al Ghaithi
Title: Machine learning with artificial neural networks for shear log predictions in the Volve field Norwegian North Sea
Session ID: BG P2
Session Title: Novel Applications and Advanced Techniques
Date and Time: October 13, at 10:10 AM

Presenter: Valeria Suarez
Title: Experimental evaluation of anisotropy in Mancos Shale
Session Title: Applications in Theory, Field Data, Lab Measurements and the Barrett SEAM Model
Session ID: AN1
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 13 at 10:10 AM