Mohan Kelkar, Ph.D.

Chairman and Professor, McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering

 

Research Proposals


  • “Optimization of Granite Wash Production,” funded by Newfield Production Company (06-07), total funding: $ 150,000.
  • “Woodford Shale Performance Prediction,” funded by Newfield Production Company (05-06), total funding: $ 130,000; continuation (06-07): $ 140,000.
  • “Performance Prediction in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” submitted as a Joint Industry Project (February, 2004), requested amount $300,000, partially funded.
  • “Performance Prediction in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” submitted to the Department of Energy (February, 2004), requested amount $799,816, rejected.
  • "Reservoir Characterization of Argentine Reservoir," submitted to Vintage Petroleum Corporation (May, 2003) requested amount $39,190, funded.
  • "South Central Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership," submitted to the Department of Energy (March, 2003) requested amount $1,866,919, review in progress.
  • "Assisted History Matching Using Next Generation Simulator," submitted to the Department of Energy (July, 2002) requested amount $1,292,989, review in progress.
  • "Assisted History Matching Using Improved BOAST Simulator," submitted to the Department of Energy (February, 2000), requested amount $607,372, rejected.
  • "Exploitation and Optimization of Reservoir Performance in Hunton Formation, Oklahoma," submitted to the Department of Energy (May, 1999), requested amount $12,376,733, funded.
  • “Technology Transfer for the Domestic Petroleum Industry,” with P. Hall, submitted to IPEC (September, 1998), requested amount $141,669, funded.
  • “Performance Optimization Using Flexible, Single Well, Simulator,” with E. Ozkan, submitted to the Department of Energy (April, 1998), requested amount $575,004, rejected.
  • “Integrated Geological and Petrophysical Analysis of Mount Simon Reservoirs for Improved Gas Storage Reservoir Performance Predictions – Geostatistical Evaluation,” with E. Udegbunam, Illinois State Geolgocial Survey, submitted to the Department of Energy (1997) requested amount $75,649, rejected.
  • “Optimization of Horizontal Well Completions,” with E. Ozkan and C. Sarica, submitted as a Joint Industry Project (1997), requested amount $353,000, partially funded.
  • “Consistent Integration of Geological, Geophysical and Engineering Data,” submitted to the Department of Energy (September, 1997), requested amount $306,154, rejected.
  • “Optimization of Horizontal Well Completions,” with E. Ozkan and C. Sarica, submitted to Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology (July, 1997), requested amount $84,813, rejected.
  • “The Description of Reservoir Properties by Integrating Geological, Geophysical and Engineering Data,” with A. Datta-Gupta, Texas A&M University, submitted as a Joint Industry Project (June, 1997, 1999, 2001) requested amount $400,000, funded.
  • “Estimation of Reservoir Properties and Well Parameters from Priori Information and Production Data Under Multi-Phase Flow Conditions," submitted to BDM-Oklahoma, Inc. (February, 1997), requested amount $61,436, funded.
  • "Reservoir Architecture Modeling," submitted to BDM-Oklahoma, Inc. (1996), requested amount $64,000, funded.
  • "Estimation and Scaling of Reservoir Properties," with E. Kasap, submitted as Joint Industry Project (June, 1996), requested amount $50,000, funded.
  • "Downhole Permeability:  Experiments and Simulation," with E. Kasap, submitted to Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology (July, 1996), requested amount $47,682, funded.
  • “Incorporation of Production Data in Reservoir Description Process,” with L. Thompson, submitted to Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology (November, 1993), requested amount $120,586, rejected.
  • “Visualization of Petroleum Reservoirs for Production Optimization,” with R. Gamble and D. Schoenefeld, submitted to National Science Foundation (December, 1993), requested amount $123,861, rejected.
  • "Thermodynamic Characterization and Modeling," submitted to BP Research (May, 1993) amount requested $13,000, funded.
  • "Application of Integrated Reservoir Management and Reservoir Characterization to Optimize In-Fill Drilling," submitted to Fina Oil and Chemical Company (1994), total amount requested $760,433, funded.
  • "Application of Artificial Intelligence to Reservoir Characterization - An Interdisciplinary Approach," with S. Shenoi, R. Gamble, D. Kerr and L. Thompson, submitted to Department of Energy (1993), total amount requested $760,206, funded.
  • "Integrated Approach Towards the Application of Horizontal Wells to Improve Waterflooding Performance," with D. Kerr and C. Liner, submitted to Department of Energy (1993), total amount requested for four years, $1,328,201, funded.
  • "ACS-Characterization," submitted to BP Chemicals (1992) amount requested $4,800, funded.
  • "Waterflooding Research Using Horizontal Wells and Geostatistics," submitted to Oklahoma Center for Applied Science and Technology (May, 1991) total amount requested $25,300, funded.
  • "Reservoir Characterization Research," submitted to Phillips Petroleum Company (June, 1990) amount requested $4,000, funded.
  • "Potential In-Fill Drilling Targets in Oklahoma," with N. Hyne, submitted to Oklahoma Center for Applied Science and Technology (May, 1990) total funding requested $114,000, funded.
  • "Reservoir Characterization of Pennsylvanian Sandstone Reservoirs," with A. Reynolds and N. Hyne, submitted to Department of Energy (July, 1989) amount requested for three years, $270,000, funded.
  • "Tulsa University Petroleum Reservoir Exploitation Projects," with E.T. Guerrero, A. Reynolds, and L. Thompson, total funding for 1989, $160,000, funded, total funding for 1990, $200,000, funded; total funding for 1991, $220,000, funded, total funding for 1992, $220,000, funded.
  • "Determination of Effective Property of Simulator Grid Block," submitted to Conoco, Inc. (February, 1989) amount requested $10,000, funded.
  • "Measurement of Gas Phase Backmixing in Bubble Column Reactors," with K. Kuenhold, submitted to National Science Foundation (March, 1988) amount requested for two years, $96,000, funded.
  • "Numerical Investigation of Scaling Concepts using Kriging," submitted to Amoco Production Company (September, 1987) amount requested for one year, $28,000, funded.
  • "Grant for Modernization of Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Laboratories," with E.T. Guerrero, submitted to Amoco Foundation (April, 1985) amount requested for one year, $200,000, funded.
  • "Carbon Dioxide Flooding Using Gravity Drainage," with R. Raghavan, submitted to Department of Energy (May, 1985) amount requested for three years, $200,000, rejected.
  • "Investigation of Radial Dispersion in Porous Media-Continuation," submitted to Mobil Foundation (October, 1985 and October, 1986) amount requested for two years, $10,000, funded.
  • "Investigation of Radial Dispersion in Porous Media," submitted to Mobil Foundation (October, 1984) amount requested for one year, $5,000, funded.
  • "Understanding the Gravity Drainage Concept Using a Simple Reservoir Model," with R. Raghavan, submitted to Resource Technology (October, 1984) amount requested for one year, $50,047, rejected.>
  • "Multiphase Flow Testing of Willis MOV and Needle Seat Valves," with J.P. Brill, submitted to Willis/Smith International, Inc. (December, 1984) amount requested for one year, $38,880, rejected.
  • "Miscible Flooding Using Gravity Drainage," with R. Raghavan and K. Luks, submitted to Department of Energy (June, 1984) amount requested $194,000, rejected.
  • "Methane from Coalbeds by CO2 and Steam Displacement," with A. Reznik (University of Pittsburgh), proposal submitted to Gas Research Institute (August, 1984) amount requested for two years, $100,000, rejected.
  • "Effect of Operating Parameters on Injectivity in Water Flooding," submitted to American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund (September, 1984) amount requested for two years, $15,000, rejected.
  • "Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage," submitted to Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority (July, 1984) amount requested for one year, $68,000, rejected.
  • "Investigation of Radial Dispersion in Porous Media," with R. Raghavan, submitted to Department of Energy (July, 1984) amount requested for two years, $137,000, rejected.