C&PE Department

Drilling, Hydraulic Fracturing and Acid Treatment Research

Research Projects:

Title: Application of Nanoparticles In Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale Reservoirs
Award: New Faculty General Research Fund
Funding Agency: KU Research and Graduate Studies
Duration: March 2013-March 2015

Title: Dual Application of Polyelectrolyte Complex Nanoparticles as Enzyme Breaker Carriers and Fluid Loss Additives for Fracturing Fluids
Award: Junior Faculty Research Initiation Fellowship
Funding Agency: Society of Petroleum Engineers
Duration: Dec. 2012-Dec.2014

Title: A New Environmentally- and Equipment-Friendly Blend for Matrix Acidizing and Acid Fracturing of the Mississippian Limestone Formation
Duration: Oct. 2012- Oct. 2018
CT images of two Indiana Limestone Cores matrix acidized with UltraFrack (LHS), an environmentally friendly poduct with slower rate of reaction, and  15% HCl (RHS). Please open with IE if Mozilla does not open the videos. CT images are taken by the Piri Research Group at the University of Wyoming.



Title: Simulation Study of Hydraulic Fracture Propagation and Cleanup in Tight Unconventional Reservoirs. 
Funding Agency: KICC
Duration: Jan.2014-May 2015

Title: Improving Water Management, Treatment and Recovery in Oil and Gas Production.
Funding Agency: 
Duration: August 2016- August 2020

TitleHPHT Matrix Acidizing Technologies for Enhanced Geothermal Systems
Funding Agency: Industry

TitleExperimental and Modeling Investigation of Fluid-Fluid and Rock-Fluid Compatibility between Arbuckle and Lansing Kansas City Formations with the Purpose of Produced Water-Exchange Between the Two Formations to Reduce both Fresh Water Usage and Water Disposal Problems
Funding AgencyKWRI

TitleHPHT Gas Adsorption/Competetative Adsorption in Haynesville Formation
Funding Agency: Industry

TitleImprovement of Polyacrylamide Emulsion Formation Process for EOR, Fracturing and Enhanced Geothermal Energy Production Purposes 
Funding Agency: Industry

TitleScreening and Investigation of Kansas Reservoirs for CCUS and Future Development of Mature Oil Fields in Kansas
Funding Agency: Industry

- Fracture Conductivity Setup for Hydraulic Fracturing and Acid Fracturing Studies

- HPHT Coreflooding Setup for Formation Damage and Matrix Acidizing

- Dynamic and Static Fluid Loss Systems with Two Shear Loops

- HPHT CO2-Foam Fracturing Setup with Flow Loop, View Cell, Dynamic Fluid Loss, and Sand Pack Modules

- HPHT Interfacial Tension Angle Measurement Setup

- HPHT Rheometer for Fracturing Fluids and Foam Studies

- HPHT Rotating Disc Acid Reaction and Corrosion System

- HPHT Gas Huff-n-Puff Setup for Shale IOR
- HPHT Gas Adsorption/Competative Adsorption Testing
- Rotary Evaporator for Emulsion Dewatering (Polymer Testing)

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