UT GeoFluids Meetings

Each year UT GeoFluids holds a consortium meeting to update members on current research.
Sortable Database of all UT GeoFluids presentations (available only to members)

UT GeoFluids 2021 Annual Meeting (12.0)

The UT GeoFluids Annual Meeting will be held virtually from February 17-19, 2021 (Wednesday through Friday).
Registration is now open.

See below for information on past meetings.

UT GeoFluids 2020 Annual Meeting (11.0)

The UT GeoFluids 2020 Annual Meeting took place February 19-21 at the AT&T Executive Education Center, Austin, TX. The meeting emphasized the integration of seismic imaging, geomechanics and mudrock properties to predict pressure and stress.

We presented:

  • Seismic imaging of stress state
  • Pressure and stress prediction in unconventional basins
  • Incorporating the effect of faulting on stress state in geomechanical models
  • Comparison of intact vs resedimented mudrock core
  • Mapping yield surfaces at stress levels up to 100 MPa

The program also featured a reception and poster session, industry talk, hands-on workshop, and a group dinner.

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A list of talks and posters, including links for UT GeoFluids members, will be posted on this page in the coming weeks.

UT GeoFluids 2019 Annual Meeting (10.0)

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UT GeoFluids 2019 Annual MeetingUT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2019: slide set 8 cover page

The University of Texas Campus
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 20 - 22, 2019

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Nikolinakou, M.A., Heidari, M., Gao, B., d'Hooghvorst, J.J.., Fang, Y., Lambert, S., Liu, X., Lockhart, L., Parry, A., Ranjpour, D., Zablocki, M., 2019, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2019: slide set 10, The University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Repsol, Shell, (21 presentations/ 16 posters), Online

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List of talks for the 2019 meeting

10.01 Meeting theme: Integrating seismic, geomechanics and mudrock properties, Flemings, P. B.
10.02 Evaluation of FES seismic-based workflow for pore pressure prediction, Nikolinakou, M. A.
10.03 Lithology-based prediction of pressure, fracture gradient and strength, Zablocki, M.
10.04 Impact of interbedded lithologies on pressure and stress of a salt system, Heidari, M.
10.05 Pore Pressure Prediction in Unconventionals, Couzens, B.
10.06 Geomechanical simulation of pressure and stress in an evolving thrust belt, Gao, B.
10.07 Velocity measurements of transverse-isotropic GoM-EI mudrocks, Ranjpour, D.
10.08 Seismic imaging of stress-driven anisotropy, Liu, X.
10.09 Hands-on workshop: exploring shear-induced pore pressure generation, Germaine, J.
10.10 Contribution of mean and shear to pressure generation in thrust belts, Gao, B.
10.11 Model of pore-fluid salinity variation with mudrock compression, Parry, A.
10.12 Incorporation of sequential restoration into evolutionary geomechanical modelling, d'Hooghvorst, J.J.
10.13 GeoFluids 2020, Flemings, P.B.
10.14 Opening Day 3, Flemings, P.B.
10.15 Insights into stress and pressure near salt, Nikolinakou, M.
10.16 Velocity-based pressure prediction in Nankai thrust belt, Gao, B.
10.17 Preliminary validation of resedimented specimen against intact core behavior, Germaine, J. and Ewy, R.
10.18 Effects of processing on resedimented behavior using Nile sediments, Zablocki, M.
10.19 Stress dependency of the yield surface for Gulf of Mexico mudrock, Lambert, S.
10.20 Log-based pressure prediction in the Mad Dog Field with the FES method, Lockhart, L.
10.21 3D static stress analysis of Green Canyon 955 salt, Heidari, M.


List of posters for the 2019 meeting


10.22 A Look at the Directions if UT GeoFluids 2020 Research, Germaine, J.
10.23 Velocity Measurements of Transverse-Isotropic GoM-EI Mudrocks, Ranjpour, D.
10.24 Wave Velocity Behavior in Shearing, Ranjpour, D.
10.25 The Nile Sediments; A Foray into North Africa, Zablocki, M.
10.26 Log-based Pressure Prediction in the Mad Dog Field with the FES Method, Lockhart, L.
10.27 Pressure Prediction: From Vertical Stress to the Full Stress Tensor: UT-FAST-P3 Software, Lockhart, L.
10.28 Isotropic Stress Paths: Basic Concepts, Lockhart, L.
10.29 Mechanics of Fold-and-Thrust Belt Systems Based on Geomechanical Modeling, Gao, B.
10.30 UT GeoFluids software: Transfer geoscientific findings into practical technology, Gao, B.
10.31 Thermal anomaly around a 3D salt dome in Green Canyon 955, Gulf of Mexico, and its implication for BSR, Heidari, M.
10.32 Permeability, Compression Behavior and Lateral Stress Ratio of Hydrate-bearing Silt from UT GOM2-1 Pressure Core (Green Canyon 955 - northern Gulf of Mexico): Initial Results, Fang, Y.
10.33 Can we dream about predicting principal stresses from seismic data?, Liu, X.
10.34 Incorporation of sequential restoration into evolutionary geomechanical modelling, d'Hooghvorst, J.J.
10.35 UT GeoFluids overview, Nikolinakou, M.
10.36 Model of pore-fluid salinity variation with mudrock compression, Parry, A.
10.37 Stress Dependence of the Yield Surface for Gulf of Mexico Mudrock, Lambert, S.


 

UT GeoFluids 2018 Annual Meeting (9.0)

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UT GeoFluids 2018 Annual MeetingUT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2018: slide set 8 cover page

The University of Texas Campus
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 21 - 23, 2018

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Nikolinakou, M.A., Heidari, M., Gao, B., Ge, C.,  Guiltinan, E., Hanley, A.J., J.J.. d'Hooghvorst, Lambert, S., Lockhart, L., Parry, A.., Phillips, S., Pinkston, F. W. M., Ranjpour, D., Zablocki, M., 2018, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2018: slide set 9, The University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Pemex, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, (24 presentations/ 17 posters), Online

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List of talks from 2018 meeting
with links to abstracts

09.01 Meeting theme: using the full stress tensor to predict pore pressure, Flemings, P. B.
09.02 Mean vs. deviatoric stress plots, stress paths, and pore pressure prediction, Nikolinakou, M. A.
09.03 Pressure prediction: from vertical stress to the full stress tensor: UT-FAST-P3 software, Lockhart, L.
09.04 How the Macondo pore pressure regression contributed to the Deepwater Horizon blowout, Pinkston, W.
09.05 Pressure prediction and monitoring of deep water well, Harrier, MC 118 #1, Merrell, M.
09.06 The effects of silt fraction on mudrock strength, Zablocki, M.
09.07 Pore pressure and stress in an evolving thrust belt, Gao, B.
09.08 Evaluating the undrained shear iso-velocity hypothesis, Ranjpour, D.
09.09 Pressure and stress by the FES method: coupling geomechanical modeling with seismic velocity, Heidari, M.
09.10 Workshop: Coupling geomechanical modeling with seismic velocity to predict pressure and stress, Nikolinakou, M.
09.11 Log-based pressure prediction in the Mad Dog Field with the FES method, Lockhart, L.
09.12 Stress dependency of the yield surface for Gulf of Mexico mudstone, Lambert, S.
09.13 Effect of temperature on mudrock compression, Parry, A.
09.14 The evolution of pressure and stress in suture mudrocks, Nikolinakou, M.
09.15 GeoFluids 2020, Flemings, P.B.
09.16 Opening Day 3, Flemings, P.B.
09.17 Geomechanical modeling of mudrock stress-level dependency, Nikolinakou, M.
09.18 Compression behavior of smectite vs. illitic mudrocks, Ge, C.
09.19 2D or 3D geomechanical modeling? A case study from the West African Coast, d'Hooghvorst, J. J.
09.20 Evolution of pore fluid salinity during compression tests, Parry, A.
09.21 Look ahead pore pressure prediction while drilling, De Prisco, G.
09.22 Effect of anisotropy on wave behavior, Ranjpour, D.
09.23 Effects of permeable beds on geomechanics and salt sheet evolution, Heidari, M.
09.24 Drilling for hydrate in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Flemings, P.B.


List of posters from 2018 meeting


09.25 Effects of smectite to illite transformation on GoM-EI mudrock, Ge, C.
09.26 Geofluids moving forward, Germaine, J.
09.27 Wave Velocity Behavior in Shearing, Ranjpour, D.
09.28 Mechanical behavior of silt-clay mixtures in GOM material, Zablocki, M
09.29 Coupling geomechanics and sonic log data to predict pressure at Mad Dog, Lockhart, L.
09.30 UT FAST P3 Software: Full stress tensor pressure prediction, Lockhart, L.
09.31 Stress-path tutorial: basic concepts, Lockhart, L.
09.32 Mechanics of fold-and-thrust belt system based on geomechanical modeling, Gao, B.
09.33 UT GeoFluids software: Transfer geoscientific findings into practical technology, Gao, B.
09.34 A critical-state model for mudrock behavior at high stress levels, Heidari, M.
09.35 Pore pressure beneath advancing salt sheets, Nikolinakou, M.
09.36 Parametric study of mudrock breakthrough pressure, Guiltinan, E.
09.37 3D vs 2D geomechanical modeling comparison in a real case study, d'Hooghvorst, J. J.
09.38 Thermal anamolies around a rising salt wall, Heidari, M.
09.39 Hydrate coring at Green Canyon 955, Phillips, S.
09.40 UT GeoFluids overview, Nikolinakou, M.
09.41 Evolution of Salinity During Mudrock Compression, Parry, A.


 

UT GeoFluids 2017 Annual Meeting (8.0)

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UT GeoFluids 2017 Annual MeetingUT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2017: slide set 8 cover page

The University of Texas Campus
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 22 - 24, 2017

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Nikolinakou, M.A., Heidari, M., Deirieh, A., Gao, B., Ge, C.,  Guiltinan, E., Hanley, A.J., Lockhart, L., Parry, A., Picardo, N., Pinkston, F. W. M., Ranjpour, D., Zablocki, M., 2017, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2017: slide set 8, The University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Pemex, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, (21 presentations/13 posters), Online

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List of talks from 2017 meeting

08.01 Introduction and UT GeoFluids overview, Flemings, P. B.
08.02 Pore pressure beneath advancing salt sheets, Nikolinakou, M. A.
08.03 Pore pressure regression and flow focusing at Macondo, Pinkston, F. W. M.
08.04 Compression Behavior of Smectitic vs. Illitic mudrocks, Ge, C.
08.06 Effect of Temperature on Compression Properties of Clay, Parry, A.
08.07 Soil Properties of Resedimented Nile Silty Clays, Zablocki, M.
08.08 Mechanics of fold-and-thrust belt systems based on geomechanical modeling, Gao, B.
08.09 Wave Velocity Behavior in Shearing, Ranjpour, D.
08.10 Coupling geomechanical modeling with seismic pore pressure prediction, Heidari, M.
08.11 Integrated Approach to Pressure Prediction at Mad Dog, Gulf of Mexico, Lockhart, L.
08.13 UT GeoFluids 2017 Workshop Coupling Pore-Pressure Prediction with Geomechanical Modeling, Nikolinakou, M. A.
08.14 A critical state model for mudrock behavior over large stress range, Heidari, M.
08.15 Numerical implementation of mudrock stress-level dependency, Nikolinakou, M. A.
08.16 Looking Ahead: Thoughts for UT GeoFluids II, Germaine, J., Flemings, P., and Nikolinakou, M.
08.17 Pore pressure and fracture stress analysis at the Macondo well, Pinkston, F. W. M.
08.18 Characterization of the Yield Surface for Fine Grained Sediments, Hanley, A. J.
08.19 Non K0 Consolidation on Compression Behavior, Picardo, N.
08.20 Experimental Results of Smectite to Illite Transformation, Ge, C.
08.21 SEM comparison of Intact and Resedimented Mudrock Microstructure, Deirieh, A.
08.22 Transient evolutionary geomechanical models of fold-and-thrust belt systems, Gao, B.
08.23 Critically Tapered Wedges and Critical State Soil Mechanics: Porosity-based Pressure Prediction in the Nankai Accretionary Prism, Flemings, P. B.


List of posters from 2017 meeting

08.24 Poster: Characterization of the Yield Surface for Fine Grained Sediments, Hanley, A.J.
08.25 Poster: A Critical-state Model for Mudrock Behavior over Large Stress Range, Heidari, M., Nikolinakou, M., and Flemings, P.
08.26 Poster: Smectite to Illite Transformation of Gulf of Mexico - Eugenie Island (GoM-EI) Mudrock, Ge, C. and Germain, J. T.
08.27 Poster: Permeability Anisotropy in Resedimented Mudrocks,Parry, A.
08.28 Poster: Wave Velocity Behavior in Shearing,Ranjpour, D., Marjanovic, J., and Germaine, J. T.
08.29 Poster: Permeability and Stress Dependent Shear Strength Correlations with Liquid Limit (WL) of Fine Grained Soils,Zablocki, M.
08.30 Poster: Geomechanical Modeling of Salt Systems,Nikolinakou, M. A., Heidari, M., Hudec, M. R., and Flemings, P. B.
08.31 Poster: K0 & 1/K0 Consolidation Stress Paths: Triaxial Equipment Overview, Picardo, N.
08.32 Poster: Integrated Approach to Pressure Prediction at Mad Dog, Gulf of Mexico, Lockhart, L.
08.33 Poster: Isotropic Stress Paths: Basic Concepts,Lockhart, L.
08.34 Poster: Pore pressure regression and flow focusing at Macondo,Pinkston, F. W. M., Flemings, P. B., Snedden, J. W.
08.35 Poster: Mechanics of Fold-and-Thrust Belt Systems Based on Geomechanical Modeling, Gao, B., Flemings, P., Saffer, D., Nikolinakou, M., and Heidari, M.
08.36 Poster: UT GeoFluids Software: Transfer Geoscientific Findings into Practical Technology,Gao, B., Lockhart, L., Flemings, P., Liu, X., and Long, H.


UT GeoFluids 2016 Annual Meeting (7.0)

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UT GeoFluids 2016 Annual MeetingUT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2016: slide set 7 cover page

The University of Texas Campus
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 2 - 4, 2016

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Day-Stirrat, R., Deirieh, A., Gao, B., Ge, C., Hanley, A., Harrold, T., Heidari, M., Lockhart, L., Marjanovic, J., Nikolinakou, M., Nordquist, T., Pinkston, W., Polito, P., Ranjpour, D., Worman, S.,, 2016, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2016: slide set 7, The University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Murphy Oil, Pemex, Repsol, Shell, Statoil (22 presentations/11 posters), Online

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List of talks from 2016 meeting

07.01 Introduction and UT GeoFluids overview, Flemings, Peter
07.02 Cryo-SEM Investigation of the Microstructure of Gulf of Mexico Clay Slurries, Deirieh, Amer
07.03 Pore pressures below an advancing salt sheet: Incorporating mean and shear stress, Nikolinakou, Maria
07.04 Mudrock Plasticity and Velocity, Marjanovic, Jana
07.05 Integration of geomechanical modeling and stress analysis to update pore pressure prognosis while drilling, Harrold, Toby (Repsol)
07.06 Pore pressure prediction in thrust belts, Flemings, Peter
07.07 Stress and compression in fold-and-thrust belts, Gao, Baiyuan
07.08 Impact of Pore Fluid Salinity on Vp in Mudrock, Ranjpour, Deniz
07.09 Pore pressure analysis at the Macondo prospect, Pinkston, Will
07.10 Velocity – pore pressure prediction enhanced with geomechanical modeling, Nikolinakou, Maria, and Heidari, Mahdi
07.11 Application of Enhanced Geomechanical Workflow to Predict Pressure at Mad Dog Wells, Lockhart, Landon
07.12 Workshop: Flow Focusing and Gas Entrapment, Germaine, Jack
07.13 Cryogenic and Oven Dried Imaging of Gulf of Mexico Mudrocks, Deirieh, Amer
07.14 Mudrock velocity measurements to 100 MPa, Marjanovic, Jana
07.15 Opening of technical talks, Flemings, Peter
07.16 Salt-base geometry: Predicting exiting stress, Nikolinakou, Maria
07.17 Impacts of a highly permeable sand layer on pore pressure near a rising salt wall, Heidari, Mahdi
07.18 CRS-Measured Permeability Anistropy in Sheared and Un-sheared Mudrocks, Nordquist, Taylor (Applied Geotech)
07.19 Compression Behavior of Smectitic vs. Illitic mudrocks, Ge, Chunwei
07.20 Hydration behavior of smectite-rich GoM material from XRD measurements and pattern modeling, Day-Stirrat, Ruarri (Shell)
07.21 Characterization of the yield surface for fine grained materials at different stress, Hanley, Anthony
07.22 Tour of the New Tufts Laboratory and Recap of Resedimented Mudrock Properties, Germaine, Jack


List of posters from 2016 meeting

7.23 Poster: Oven Dried vs. Cryo SEM imaging of Mudrock Samples, Deirieh, Amer
7.24 Poster: CRS-Measured Permeability Anisotropy in DSS-Sheared Resedimented Mudrocks, Nordquist, Taylor
7.25 Poster: Smectite to Illite Transformation of GoM-EI, Ge, Chunwei
7.26 Poster: Trends in Mechanically Compressed Sediment Behavior with Stress and Plasticity, Hanley, Anthony
7.27 Poster: Playing with Sediment to Visualize Subsurface Fluid Flow, Polito, Peter
7.28 Poster: Genesis of Methane Hydrates in Coarse-Grained Systems: Northern Gulf of Mexico Slope, Worman, Stacey
7.29 Poster: UT GeoFluids Software: Transfer geoscientific findings into practical technology, Gao, Baiyuan
7.30 Poster: Pore Pressure Analysis at the Macondo Prospect, Pinkston, Will
7.31 Poster: Velocity-Effective Stress Relationships at Mad Dog, Lockhart, Landon
7.32 Poster: Geomechanical modeling of salt systems, Nikolinakou, Maria
7.33 Poster: Stress, strain, and compression in fold-and-thrust belt systems, Gao, Baiyuan


UT GeoFluids 2015 Annual Meeting (6.0)

UT GeoFluids 2015 Annual Meeting

The University of Texas Campus
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 25-27, 2015

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Casey, B., Darnell, K., Deirieh, A., Gao, B., Ge, C., Harrold, T., Hauser, M.R., Heidari, M., Marjanovic, J., Meyer, D., Nikolinakou, M., Nordquist, T., Parker, J., Polito, P., Sanford, J., You, K., 2015, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2015: slide set 6, The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Murphy Oil, Repsol, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, Total (24 presentations/11 posters), Online

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List of talks from 2015 meeting

6.01 Introduction and UT GeoFluids overview, Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T.
6.02 Salt dome to salt sheet with concurrent sedimentation, Nikolinakou, M.
6.03 Estimating horizontal stresses for mudrocks under one-dimensional compression, Casey, B. (Exponent)
6.04 Modified centroid model, Gao, B.
6.05 Calibrating mudstone porosity with reservoir porepressure, Hauser, M. (Shell)
6.06 Variation of P & S-wave velocity in RBBC and RGOM up to 10MPa, Marjanovic, J.
6.07 Shear and P wave velocity of sands, Parker, J.
6.08 Geomechanics of reservoir-scale sand injectites, Panoche Hills, CA, Sanford, J.
6.09 Venting of hydrate systems on continental slopes, Darnell, K.
6.10 Fluid flow and salt movement associated with hydrate-filled fractures, Meyer, D.
6.11 Smectite to illite transformation of Gulf of Mexico -Eugene Island (GoM_EI) Mudrock, Ge, C.
6.12 CRS measurement of permeability anisotropy in resedimented mudrocks, Nordquist, T.
6.13 Pore pressure near rising salt walls, Heidari, M.
6.14 Cryogenic and oven dried imaging of Mudrock Fabric, Deirieh, A.
6.15 Opening of technical talks, Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T.
6.16 Pore pressure analysis, it´s never too early to integrate, Harrold, T. (Repsol)
6.17 Pore-pressure prediction based on seismic velocities coupled with geomechanical modeling, Nikolinakou, M.
6.18 Impact of unloading on mudrock velocities, Marjanovic, J.
6.19 Modeling stress and compaction in thrust belts, Gao, B.
6.20 Cryo SEM investigation of the microstructure of Gulf of Mexico clay slurries, Deirieh, A.
6.21 Salt source: implications for weld integrity, Heidari, M.
6.22 Drilling for methane hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico, Flemings, P.B.
6.23 Experimental accomplishments with GeoFluids, Germaine, J.T.
6.24 Wrap up of meeting/lunch, Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T.
6:25 Workshop: Illustrations of flow in nonuniform deposits, Germaine, J.T., Polito, P., Flemings, P.B.


List of posters from 2015 meeting

6.26 Oven Dried vs. Cryo SEM Imaging of Mudrock Samples, Deirieh, Amer
6.27 UT Centroid: Pressure Prediction Software, Gao, Baiyuan
6.28 Clay mineral identification by X-ray diffraction, Ge, Chunwei 
6.29 Sand injectites in the Panoche Hills, CA, Sanford, Jason
6.30 Radially Draining Constant Rate of Strain Consolidometer, Nordquist, Taylor
6.31 Variations in shear strength properties of clay-rich sediments over the effective stress range of 0.1 to 100 MPa, Casey, Brendan
6.32 UT GeoFluids: Materials that we test, Polito, Peter
6.33 Velocity Signal Processing and Interpretation, Marjanovic, Jana
6.34 Geomechanical modeling of salt systems, Nikolinakou, Maria
6.35 Dynamics of permafrost associated methane hydrate, You, Kehua
6.36 Seismic Interpretation of a Hydrate System in the Gulf of Mexico: Preliminary Work,, Darnell, Kris


UT GeoFluids 2014 Annual Meeting (5.0)

UT GeoFluids 2014 Annual Meeting

The University of Texas Campus
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 19-21, 2014

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Adams, A., Casey, B., Cronin, M., Darnell, K., Deirieh, A., Fahy, B., Gao, B., Ge, C., Hauser, M.R., Heidari, M., Luo, G., Marjanovic, J., Meyer, D., Nikolinakou, M., Nordquist, T., Sanford, J., You, Y., 2014, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2014: slide set 5, The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, Total (24 presentations), Online

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List of talks from 2014 meeting (click on title for abstract)

05.01 Introduction and Geofluids Overview; Flemings, P.B. (UT)
05.02 Stress Changes Associated with the Evolution of a Salt Dome into a Salt Sheet; Nikolinakou, M. (UT)
05.03 Comparison of Compression and Permeability Model to Intact Samples in the URSA Basin; Casey, B. (MIT)
05.04 Pore Pressure Below Salt: Merging Structure and Logs for Improved Predictions; Hauser, M.R. (Shell)
05.05 Geometry and Permeability-Based Centroid Prediction with Geofluids Software; Gao, B. (UT)
05.06 Changes in Mudrock Properties due to the Smectite Illite(I/S) Transformation; Ge, C. (MIT)
05.07 New Test Method to Determine Permeability Anisotropy; Nordquist, T. (MIT)
05.08 Quantification of SEM Images of Mudrocks to Characterize Pore Space Size Distribution and Anisotropy; Deirieh, A. (MIT)
05.09 Salinity Dependence of Compressibility and Permeability in Smectitic Mudrocks; Fahy, B. (MIT)
05.10 Velocity Anisotropy in Mudrocks; Marjanovic, J. (MIT)
05.11 Compressibility and Permeability of Gulf of Mexico Mudrocks, Resedimented and In-Situ; Flemings, P.B. (UT)
05.12 Dual-mode Dilative Failure and its Sedimentary Records; You, Y. (UT)
05.13 Initiation and rise of salt walls: Finite-element modeling on deformation, stresses and overpressures; Luo, G. (UT)
05.14 Simplified Analysis of Rising Salt Domes; Heidari, M. (UT)
05.15 Permeability Anisotropy and Resistivity Anisotropy of Mudrocks; Adams, A. (MIT)
05.16 Opening Day Three; Flemings, P.B. (UT)
05.17 Geopressure evolution, hydraulic fracturing, and sandstone injection in the Panoche Giant Injection Complex, California; Sanford, J. (UT)
05.18 Thermodynamic state of gas hydrate in the Krishna-Godavari Basin inferred from well log analysis; Meyer, D. (UT)
05.19 Transient venting in hydrate systems due to warming; Darnell, K. (UT)
05.20 Salinity and Stress dependence of Strength Properties in Smectitic Mudrocks; Fahy, B. (MIT)
05.21 Permeability Anisotropy in the Barnett Gas Shale; Cronin, M. (UT)
05.22 Overview of Gulf of Mexico Mudstone material properties; Nikolinakou, M. (UT)
05.23 Sand vs. shale pressures, capillary sealing, and large column heights at Mad Dog; Flemings, Flemings, P.B. (UT)
05.24 Workshop: GeoFluids Models and Concepts; Flemings, P.B., Nikolinakou, M., Luo, G., Gao, B.


List of posters from 2014 meeting

05.25 Evolutionary geomechanical modeling of salt diapirs; Nikolinakou, M. (UT)
05.26 Geofluids software - Transfer geoscientific findings into practical technology; Gao, B. (UT)
05.27 Measuring in-situ temperature and pressure using the Temperature 2 Pressure (T2P) probe in ocean drilling; Polito, P. (UT)
05.28 Oven Dried vs. Cryo Imaging of Mudrocks; Deirieh, A. (MIT)
05.29 Permeability and Resistivity Anisotropy of Resedimented Boston Blue Clay; Adams, A. (MIT)
05.30 Pore Pressure with Area & Permeability Weighted Centroid Method; Gao, B. (UT)
05.31 Removal of In-situ salts from Mudrocks by diffusion - The Dialysis Tube Method; Fahy, B. (MIT)
05.32 Resedimentation; Casey, B. (MIT)
05.33 Sand injections in the Panoche Giant Injection Complex, Panoche and Tumey Hills, California; Sanford, J. (UT)
05.34 Specific Surface Area; Nordquist, T. (MIT)
05.35 Triazial Equipment at MIT; Casey, B. (MIT)
05.36 UT GeoFluids Consortium; Green, T. (UT)
05.37 UT GeoFluids Database: Polito, P. (UT)


UT GeoFluids 2013 Annual Meeting (4.0)

UT GeoFluids 2013 Annual Meetingbook2013

The University of Texas Campus
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
Thursday and Friday, February 21-22,2013

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Adams, A., Alberty, M., Betts, W., Bhandari, A.R., Casey, B., Coleff, D., Deirieh, A., Fahy, B., Gao, B., Hermanrud, C., Hurd, G., Luo, G., Marjanovic, J., Merrell, M., Meyer, D., Nikolinakou, M., Reece, J.S., and You, Y., 2013, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2013: slide set 4, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, Total The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology.

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List of talks from 2013 meeting (click on title for abstract)

04-01 Introduction and GeoFluids Overview, P.B. Flemings / J. Germaine
04-02 Modeling Stress Evolution around a rising salt dome , M. Nikolinakou
04-03 Pressure Prediction in the Miocene beneath salt: Lessons from Mad Dog, M. Merrell
04-04 Case studies of mud gas and/or lost circulation , M. Alberty
04-05 Predicting Centroid Depth as a Function of Mudstone Permeability, B. Gao
04-06 Simulation of sedimentation and overpressure with ELFEN, G. Luo
04-07 Hydrocarbon Flux from Natural Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Vents, P.B. Flemings
04-08 Permeability Anisotropy in Resedimented Mudrocks, A. Adams
04-09 Can Resedimentation Reproduce in Situ porosity and permeability in Gulf of Mexico mudrocks?, W. Betts
04-10 Predicting permeability and compressibility in Mudrocks from Atterberg Limits, B. Casey
04-11 Resedimentation Results, D. Coleff
04-12 Fluid flow controlled by seal bypass systems on the Norwegian continental shelf, C. Hermanrud
04-13 Compression Behavior of Carbonate mudrocks, G. Hurd
04-14 Quantifying mudrock fabric through image analysis, A. Deirieh
04-15 Porosity evolution of sediments and its impact on pore pressure prediction, A. Bhandari
04-16 Models for Trap Integrity, P.B. Flemings
04-17 Pore Pressure Controls on Turbidite Deposits, Y. You
04-18 Measuring Vp and Vs in mudrocks, J. Marjanovic
04-19 Dependence of shear behavior on stress level, B. Casey
04-20 The impact of salinity on mudrock permeability and compressibility, B. Fahy
04-21 Seal capacity in mudrocks: the impact of silt fraction, J. Reece
04-22 Resistivity in Mudrocks, A. Adams
04-23 Three phase stability in hydrocarbon vents around the world, D. Meyer
04-24 Evolutionary vs. static modeling of stresses around a salt dome, M. Nikolinakou
04-25 Lower Miocene Fluid and Pressure Distribution at Mad Dog, GOM M. Merrell
04-26 Overview of the Mudrock Experimental Program, J. Germaine
04-27 UT GeoFluids Overview, J. Germaine

UT GeoFluids 2012 Annual Meeting (3.0)

UT GeoFluids 2012 Annual Meeting: Poromechanical Modeling, Lab Experiment and Modeling in GeoFluids2012

The University of Texas Campus
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
Thursday and Friday, February 16-17, 2012

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Adams, A., Betts, W., Casey, B., Cronin, M., Day-Stirrat, R., Gao, B., Greeley, D., Horan, A., Katahara, K., Luo, G., Marjanovic, J., Merrell, M., Nikolinakou, M., Polito, P., Schneider, J., Smith, A., and You, Y., 2012, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2012: slide set 3, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, Total The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology.

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Compiled Evaluations (available only to members)

Supplementary Materials (available only to members):
Deliverable Mudstone Comparison (if you are using Internet Explorer download here)

Workshop on Mudrock Resedimentation

2-hour workshop held Feb. 17 following the formal GeoFluids meeting. The goal of this workshop was threefold:
• Review the equipment and techniques for creating specimens of resedimented mudrock;
• Discuss concerns and insights concerning testing resedimented materials; and
• Initiate an inter-laboratory testing program for resedimented material.

Our hope was to get people to the point where they can make resedimented materials in their own laboratories, increase the comfort level of using resedimented material properties, and improve our understanding of the variables involved in testing.

Resedimentation Handbook (pptx) For IE users: ppt file
Resedimentation Sample Preparation (xlsx) For IE users: xls file
Resedimentation Compression Curves (xlsx) For IE users: xls file

List of talks from 2012 meeting (click on title for abstract)

03-01 Introduction and GeoFluids Overview, P.B. Flemings / J. Germaine
03-02 How Does Silt Fraction Control Mudstone Compressibility and Permeability?, J. Schneider
03-03 Pore Pressure and Stress in Dipping Structures, M. Nikolinakou
03-04 Fluid Flow in Salt and Implications for Sub Salt Pore Pressure, K. Katahara
03-05 Observations and Models of Venting from Gulf of Mexico Vents, A. Smith
03-06 Laboratory Measurements of Shear and Compressional Velocities, J. Marjanovic
03-07 Reprise of Pressure Prediction at EI-330, GOM, P.B. Flemings
03-08 Pressure and Stress at Mad Dog, M. Merrell
03-09 Geomechanical Modeling of the Mad Dog Structure, M. Nikolinakou
03-10 SupraSalt 3D Basin Modeling; Shallow Borehole Results Tubular Bells-Kodiak Development project GoM Mississippi Canyon Protraction Area, D. Greeley
03-11 Pore Pressure and Stress Around Advancing Salt Structures I, G. Luo
03-12 Resedimentation vs. In-situ Behavior in EI 330 Mudstones, W. Betts
03-13 The Mechanical Behavior of Mudrock as a Function of Pore Fluid Salinity, A. Horan
03-14 Permeability Behavior in the Ursa Basin, J. Schneider
03-15 Consolidation and Fabric in Ursa Mudstones, R. Day-Stirrat
03-16 Permeability Anisotropy in Mudstones, A. Adams
03-17 Fabric in the Boston Blue Clay, R. Day-Stirrat
03-18 High Pressure Consolidation and Shear Behavior of Mudrocks, B. Casey
03-19 Permeability in Low Permeability Shales: Theory and Measurements, M. Cronin
03-20 Comparison of Resedimented Mudrocks, J. Germaine
03-21 Basin Model of Pressure Evolution in the Auger Basin, B. Gao
03-22 Breaching: a Slope Failure Process That Generates Sustained Turbidity Currents, Y. You
03-23 UTGeoFluids Online Experimental Database P. Polito/T. Green
03-24 Workshop on Mudrock Resedimentation, J. Germaine/P.B. Flemings

 

UT GeoFluids 2011 Annual Meeting (2.0)

UT GeoFluids 2011 Annual Meetingcover11
Pickle Research Campus, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Thursday and Friday, February 17-18, 2011

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Adams, A., Betts, W., Braunscheidel, M., Casey, B., Day-Stirrat, R., Gao, B., Heppard, P., Horan, A., Luo, G., Marjanovic, J., Merrell, M., Nikolinakou, M., Sawyer, D., Sayers, C., Schneider, J., Smith, A., and You, Y., 2011, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2011: slide set 2, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, Total The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology.

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List of talks from 2011 meeting (click on title for abstract)

02-01 Introduction and GeoFluids Overview, P.B. Flemings
02-02 Stresses and pore pressures at the crest of dipping structures, M. Nikolinakou
02-03 Compaction and Overpressure in Shale, P. Heppard
02-04 Insights into mudstone permeability derived through resedimentation, J. Schneider
02-05 Permeability Anisotropy in Mudrocks, A. Adams
02-06 Fabric, Stress, and composition in BBC, R. Day-Stirrat
02-07 Porosity and permeability as a function of effective stress (depth) through resedimentation, J. Schneider
02-08 Upcoming work using resedimented mudrocks from the Eugene Island Block 33, W. Betts
02-09 Geomechanical applications of advanced sonic logging, D. Sayer
02-10 Near Salt Stresses, borehole stability, and seismic velocity, G. Luo
02-11 Shear and Compressional Velocity in Ticino Sand, J. Marjanovic
02-12 Breaching: a slope failure process that generates sustained turbidity currents, Y. You
02-13 Steady-state normal faults bound turbidite channels of the Upper Mississippi Fan, Gulf of Mexico, D. Sawyer
02-14 Kaolinite Resedimentation, B. Gao
02-15 Observations and models of heat and salt generation in deepwater Gulf of Mexico vents, A. Smith
02-16 Experimental Subaqueous Landslides: The Continuum of Transport Behavior and Deposit Morphology, D. Sawyer
02-17 Finite Element Modeling of Stress States around Salt Structures: Development and Dissipation of Pore Pressure, M. Nikolinakou
02-18 Pore pressure and thrusting at Mad Dog, M. Braunscheidel
02-19 Mad Dog Research Plans, M. Merrell
02-20 Preliminary finite-element models of salt-sheet advance: Basal shear and overpressure development, G. Luo
02-21 Sliding, Tank-tread and the Chicken-egg Problem: Finite element modeling of feedback between overpressures and salt advance, M. Nikolinakou
02-22 The fabric of compaction in Gulf of Mexico mudstones.R. Day-Stirrat
02-23 Undrained Shear Behavior of Cohesive Soil at high Stresses,B. Casey
02-24 The Effect of Salt on the Compressibility of Mud Rocks,A. Horan
02-25 Resedimented Mudrocks from around the world (Version 1),J. Schneider
02-26 Closing Comments, P.B. Flemings/J. Germaine


UT GeoFluids 2010 Annual Meeting (1.0)

UT GeoFluids 2010 Annual Meeting10
Pickle Research Campus, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
February 11-12, 2010

Attendee List
Presentations (available only to members)

Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., Basin, T., Braunscheidel, M., Darnell, K., Day-Stirrat, R., Hudec, M.R., Luo, G., Nikolinakou, M., Sawyer, D.E., Schneider, J., and You, Y., 2010, UT GeoFluids annual report to Industrial Associates for 2010: slide set 1, annual report prepared for Anadarko, BHP, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Devon, ExxonMobil, Hess Corp, Schlumberger, Shell The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology.