University of Alberta’s Energi Simulation Chair – Newsletter

University of Alberta’s Energi Simulation Chair – Newsletter

by The University of Alberta’s Reservoir Geomechanics Research Group

Spring has finally arrived and with the warmer temperatures we have several students gearing up to put the polishing touches on their theses and prepare for final examinations. It is always bittersweet to see our students near completion of their degrees, but always exciting to share their accomplishments.

March 31, 2019, [RG]2 will mark the official close of the first phase of the Energi Simulation Industrial Research Consortia on Reservoir Geomechanics. While the final report is still in progress and the second phase is currently under review, a quick run-down of our successes over the past 5 years includes:

  • supervision, training and mentoring of over 54 HQP’s including 28 PhD students, 8 MSc students, 3 postdoctoral fellows, 4 technical research staff, 3 research associates, and 8 undergraduate students
  • 18 graduates employed in industry and several HQP who have moved on to pursue PhD studies and PDF positions both within UAlberta and at prestigious institutions such as SFU, MIT, Texas A&M, and IFP.
  • close to 60* refereed publications, over 50* conference papers and technical reports, 42 webinars, and 5 technical research symposiums; and
  • establishment of four distinct GeoInnovation Environments (GeoREF, GeoCERF, GeoPrint and GeoRMT)

*As of March 31st, 2019 some publications, conference papers, and report may remain submitted and/or under review.submitted and/or under review.

While it might seem like this would be a nice time to rest on our laurels, instead we are moving full steam ahead towards the second phase of the Energi Simulation Industrial Research Consortium in Reservoir Geomechanics, which promises to continue the range and caliber of ground-breaking, cutting-edge research accomplished over the past five years. We would like to again thank our industry, government, and institutional partners for their generous support and guidance over the past 5 years and look forward to seeing what the next 5 hold in store for [RG]2.

Click the link below to read the full newsletter and find out what else we’ve been up to….

[RG]2 Quarterly Newsletter March 2019