Manika Prasad, Azra Nur Tutuncu

Manika Prasad, Azra Nur Tutuncu

FACULTY LETTERS

MANIKA PRASAD

Aaah the joys of academia.

I will be on sabbatical in 2014 - 2015 trying out different things. Suggestions on what to do are most welcome! My wonderful students gave me the following:

Study Geothermal reservoirs

Have a wonderful year! Manika

My Sabbaticla started out in Hawaii

Study fluids!

AZRA NUR TUTUNCU - HARRY D. CAMPBELL CHAIR, DIRECTOR OF

UNCONVENTIONAL NATURAL GAS AND OIL INSTITUTE (UNGI)

Maxwell Willis, Seung (Frank) Ha Hwang, Christopher McCullagh, and Talgat Kosset from my research group, Simone Steinecker with Dr. Eustes, and Alan Hass with Dr. Andre Revil in Geophysical Engineering have completed their MS and PhD degrees. Please visit our UNGI website (http://ungi.mines.edu) for our next wave of the MS and PhD candidates and also learn more about our research consortia progress as well as upcoming events.

Climbing up the Great Wall of China near Beijing

Another amazing year has gone by with countless memories. It is so gratifying to watch our graduates, with their newly gained skills, starting their careers. Ten of these new graduates have joined the ranks of our Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Institute (UNGI) Alumni and had ambitious assignments around the globe last year. Mohammed AlZahrani, Chingiz Bopiyev, Temidayo Kola-Kehinde, Abdelraof Almulhim,

We are making significant progress on the research projects at our UNGI CIMMM and Vaca Muerta Consortia. These include projects on the fundamentals of reservoir characterization, coupled geomechanics and fluid transport modeling, coupled geomechanics, acoustic, resistivity and permeability measurements, hydraulic fracturing and production optimization, wellbore stability, well integrity and horizontal drilling in shale reservoirs, other unconventional resources, deepwater reservoirs as well as geothermal energy research. There are many challenges involved in geothermal energy similar to the shale reservoirs, and the geothermal research is rapidly growing besides the shale developments effort. The UNGI Coupled Integrated Multiscale Measurements and Modeling (CIMMM) consortium is also expanding from its focus from Eagle Ford into other US shale basins. We recently included Niobrara, Bakken and Marcellus core measurements

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