Petroleum engineering researchers at Missouri S&T renew industry collaboration on gel to reduce excess water during oil production
Dr. Baojun Bai has spent more than 20 years working to refine a particle gel he hopes could significantly reduce the amount of wasted water generated in oil production. But when it comes to describing the super-absorbent polymer, he reverts to an analogy that instantly resonates with anyone who’s had to wrangle a fussy newborn. The Missouri S&T researcher’s quest for a superior preformed particle gel that can be injected into oil reservoirs has the financial support of industry heavyweights such as ConocoPhillips, Occidental Petroleum and Daqing Wantong Chemical (DQWT) in China.Read More »
With students from over 60 countries, international alliances at Missouri University of Science and Technology run deep. One such international exchange more than 25 years ago is paying dividends for a new generation of undergraduates at Missouri S&T.Read More »
Missouri University of Science and Technology presented two Awards of Professional Distinction during winter commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 13. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement.Read More »
If you think you’re paying less for gas these days, it’s true. And a Missouri University of Science and Technology professor can explain why.
Nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular was — on Sept. 21 — $2.214, down from September 2015 ($2.365) and 2014 ($3.406). And when measured against September 2008, a gallon of gas today is over $1.50 less.Read More »
The Missouri University of Science and Technology Laufer Energy Symposium, along with the Missouri Energy Initiative and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, is sponsoring an energy symposium Oct. 4-5 in St. Louis. The Midwest Energy Policy Conference will bring together key business and technical leaders in legacy and renewable energy technologies.
Dr. Joseph D. Smith, the Wayne and Gayle Laufer Chair of Energy and director of the Energy Research and Development Center at Missouri S&T, will talk about energy resilience, with a specific focus on microgrids and hybrid energy systems.Read More »
Do you want to visit distant lands, meet new and exciting people and, maybe, you know, ride an elephant?
Well, Missouri University of Science and Technology has just the thing for you. As part of Missouri S&T’s Study Abroad program, students can spend a semester in Southeast Asia as part of an exchange program with University Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), a STEM-focused university in Malaysia.
Dr. Shari Dunn-Norman, associate professor of geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri S&T, has lectured at UTP-Malaysia and champions the program — and she’s headed back to Malaysia in October. Her counterpart at UTP-Malaysia is Dr. Ismail bin Mohd Saaid, who studied at Missouri S&T the fall of 1991.Read More »
A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is working on a method to increase oil production and store carbon dioxide into oil formations — at the same time.
Dr. Baojun Bai, the Lester Birbeck Endowed professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri S&T, has received a U.S. Department of Energy grant to make the process of drawing oil from underground and storing CO2 more efficient using thermostable particle gels, which can resist the high temperature of formations.Read More »
Mechanical earth modeling (MEM) is the latest wave in petroleum engineering, and Missouri University of Science and Technology is at the forefront of offering this multidisciplinary approach to its students.Read More »