Peter Flemings, UTIG Research Scientist - Opportunities

Peter Flemings - Opportunities for Graduate Students and Post Doctoral Scientists

The GeoFluids Research Group has immediate opportunities for graduate and post-doctoral study. Dr. Flemings is most enthused by students who have a commitment to a doctoral program because that allows time to delve deeply into research. However, he also regularly accepts exceptional M.S. students into our research group. If you are interested, please e-mail, Peter Flemings (pflemings@jsg.utexas.edu).

Current Research Opportunities:

  1. Hydrate Melting
  2. Mass Transport in Shales
  3. GeoPressure Analysis
  4. Mudrock Geomechanics

 

1. Hydrate Melting:

Examine the melting of methane hydrates in Arctic systems. DOE funded effort will examine the impact of warming over human time scales and longer. The project description is found here. We are looking for students and post-doctoral scientists with a fascination for marine geology and a yen for quantitative analysis of fluid flow.

 

 

Contributors to this research:
Andrew Smith (graduated 2012)

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2. Mass Transport in Shales:

Study transport processes in shale systems! You will perform permeability testing of shales (e.g. the Barnett, the Marcellus…) and develop multi-scale numerical models to describe mass transport within these systems. The work will include both laboratory analysis and sample characterization. This project is supported by Shell.

 


Contributors to this research:
Michael Cronin
Julia Schneider Reece
Athma Bhandari

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3. GeoPressure Analysis:

Study geopressure in sedimentary basins through our industry funded consortium UTGeoFluids. Dr. Flemings is always looking for students with a yen to characterize and model overpressure in sedimentary basins.



Contributors to this research:
Baiyuan Gao
Julia Schneider Reece
Michael Merrell (graduated 2012)
Derek Sawyer (graduated 2011)

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4. Mudrock Geomechanics:

Study the geomechanics of mudrocks through experimental analysis. This research is supported by UTGeoFluids. In this research, we analyze both intact samples (from industry and the ocean drilling program) and we synthetically create mudrocks. We ask fundamental questions such as, how to mudrocks compact?, what is the permeability of mudrocks and how does it evolve? What is the strength of mudrocks.

 

 

Contributors to this research:
Julia Schneider Reece
Will Betts

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