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Oklahoma State University

Geir Hareland

Dr. Geir HarelandProfessor of Chemical Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Continental Resources Chair of Petroleum Engineering

geir.hareland@okstate.edu

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1991
M.Sc., University of Tulsa, 1985
B.Sc., Minnesota University, 1981

MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH
Dr. Hareland's research focuses on working closely with all aspects of the drilling and completion industry including contractors, service companies and operators.

Main research interests are centered on the various aspects of drilling and completion engineering optimization with an emphasis on "engineering". The research tasks include processes and or factors affecting the actual drilling/completion/stimulation of an oil or gas well and focus on how to increase the net present value (NPV) of the oil or gas well or field.

RECENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Specific research activities related to the Continental Resources Chair program at Oklahoma State University include:

1) Drilling Optimization and Drill Bit Modeling
2) Rock Mechanics in Drilling and Completion Operations
3) Drilling Fluids and Hydraulics
4) Drilling System Parameter Integration and Optimization
5) Well Completions and Stimulation Optimization
6) Cementing

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Cedola, A., Atashnezhad, A., and Hareland, G., "Method for Determining Permeability in Sandstone and Shale Reservoirs from Typical Drilling Data", ARMA 17-900, 51st US Rock Mechanics /Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California, 25-28 June, 2017.

Loggins, S., M., Cunnigham, C., Akhtarmanesh, S., Gunter, B., and Hareland, G., "The Effect of Mechanically and Chemically Generated Barite Nanoparticles on the Reduction of Fluid Filtrate", ARMA 17-129, 51st US Rock Mechanics /Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California, 25-28 June, 2017.

Akhtarmanesh, S., Atashnezhad, A., Hareland, G. and Nygaard, R., "Application of Differential Evolution to Predict Wellbore Strengthening from Drilling Fluid Containing Nanoparticles HPHT Filtration Test Results", ARMA 17-070, 51st US Rock Mechanics /Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California, 25-28 June, 2017.

Thameen, M., Love, J., Rashidi, B. and Hareland, G., "Complete Geomechanical Property Log from Drilling Data", ARMA 17-591, 51st US Rock Mechanics /Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California, 25-28 June, 2017.

Alshubbar, G. D., Coryell, T., Atashnezhad, A., Akhtarmanesh, S. and G. Hareland, "The Effect of Barite Nanoparticles on the Friction Coefficient and Rheology of Water Based Mud", ARMA 17-147, 51st US Rock Mechanics /Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California, 25-28 June, 2017.

Atashnezhad, A., Cedola, A., and Hareland, G., "An Empirical Model to Estimate a Critical Stimulation Design Parameter Using Drilling Data", SPE-185741-MS, SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, California, 23-27 April, 2017.

Wu, Z., M., Hareland, G., Loggins, S., Lai, S., Eddy, A., and Oleson L. , "A New Method of Calculating Rig Parameters and its Application in Down Hole Weight on Bit Automation in Horizontal Drilling", SPE-185643-MS, SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, California, 23-27 April, 2017.

Cedola, A., Atashnezhad, A., and Hareland, G., "Real-Time Porosity from Surface Drilling Data and Verification", AADE-17-NTCE-134, 2017 AADE National Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston Texas, 11-12 April, 2017.

Cedola, A., Atashnezhad, A. and Hareland G., "Evaluating Multiple Methods to Determine Porosity from Drilling Data", SPE-185115-MS, SPE Oklahoma City Oil and Gas Symposium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 27-30 March, 2017.

Atashnezhad, A., Coryell, T. and Hareland G., "Barite Nanoparticles Reduce Cement Fluid Loss", SPE-185114-MS, SPE Oklahoma City Oil and Bas Symposium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 27-30 March, 2017.

Self, R., Atashnezhad, A. and G. Hareland, G., "Reducing Drilling Cost by finding Optimal Operational Parameters using Particle Swarm Algorithm", SPE-180280-MS presented at the SPE Deepwater Drilling & Completions Conference, Galveston, Texas, USA, 14-15 September 2016.

Thorp, N., G Hareland, BR Elbing and R Nygaard (2016) "Characterization of a pulsating drill bit blaster," 2016 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM2016-7868, International Symposium on Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow-Induced Noise in Industrial Applications, Washington DC, USA, July 10-14 2016.

Self, R., Atashnezhad, A. and G. Hareland, "Use of a Swarm Algorithm to Reduce the Drilling Time through Measurable Improvement in Rate of Penetration", ARMA paper 2016-456 2016 presented at the ARMA 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium held in Houston, Texas, USA, 26-29 June 2016.

Thorp, N., Hareland, G., Elbing, B.R. and R. Nygaard, "Modelling of a Drill Bit Blaster" ARMA paper 2016-451, presented at the 2016 ARMA 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium held in Houston, Texas, USA, 26-29 June 2016.

Calderola, V.T., Akhtarmanesh, S., Cedola, A.E, Qader, R. and G. Hareland, G., "Potential Directional Drilling Benefits of Nanoparticles in Weighted Water Based Drilling Fluids", presented at the ARMA paper 2016-309, 2016 ARMA 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium held in Houston, Texas, USA, 26-29 June 2016.

Akhtarmanesh, S., Alsaba, M., Cedola, A.E., Qader, R., Caldarola, V.T., Hareland, G. and R. Nygaard, "Barite Nano-Micro Particels with LCM Seal Fractured Formations Better in Weighted Water Based Drilling Fluids", ARMA paper 2016-306, presented at the 2016 ARMA 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium held in Houston, Texas, USA, 26-29 June 2016.

Cedola, A.E., Akhtarmanesh, S., Qader, R., Caldarola, V.T., Hareland, G., Nygaard, R. and M., Alsaba, "Nanoparticles in Weighted Water Based Drilling Fluids Increase Loss Gradient", ARMA paper 2016-310, 2016 ARMA 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium held in Houston, Texas, USA, 26-29 June 2016.

Al Dushaishi, M., F., Nygaard, R., Andersen, M., Jeffery, C., Hellvik, S., Saasen, A., and G. Hareland, " Selecting Optimum Drilling Parameters by Incorporating Vibration and Drilling Efficency Models", SPE paper 178834, presented at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 1-3 March, 2016, Fort Worth, TX.

Contreras, O., Alsaba, M., Hareland, G., Husein, M. and R. Nygaard, "Effect on Fracture Pressure by Adding Iron-Based and Calcium-Based Nanoparticles to a Nonaqueous Drilling Fluid for Permeable Formations", J. Energy Recourses Technol0gy 138(3), Paper No: JERT-15-1189; doi: 10.1115/1.4032542, January 06, 2016. 

Borisov, A., Husein, M., and Hareland, " A field Application of Nanoparticle-Based Invert Emulsion Drilling Fluids", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Volume 17, Issue 8, August, 2015.

Wu, Z., G. Hareland, "Real-Time Downhole Weight on Bit (WOB) Automation in Directional Drilling", OMAE paper 41425,  St. John, Canada, June 3, 2015.

Rashidi B., Hareland, G. and A. Wu, "Performance, Simulation and Field Application Modeling of Rollercone Bits", Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 133, 507-517, June, 2015.

Contreras, O., G., Hareland, M., Husein, R., Nygaard, and M., Alsaba, "Wellbore Strengthening In Sandstones by Means of Nanoparticle-Based Drilling Fluids", SPE-170263-MS paper presented at the SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference, Galveston, TX, September 10-11, 2014.

Contreras, O., G., Hareland, M., Husein, R., Nygaard, and M., Alsaba, "Experimental Investigation on Wellbore Strengthening In Shales by Means of Nanoparticle-Based Drilling Fluids", SPE 170589-MS presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 27-29, 2014.

Thameen, M., G. Hareland and B. Aadnoy, “Real-Time Software to Estimate Friction Coefficient and Downhole Weight on Bit during Drilling of Horizontal Wells”, OMAE paper 2014-24620 presented at the ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, San Francisco, CA, June 8-13 2014

Vishkai, M., G., Hareland and I. D., Gates, “Influence of Stress Anisotropy on Hydraulic Fracturing” ARMA 14-7360 paper presented at the 48th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, June 1-4, 2014

Maulinda, B.T., G. Hareland and S. Chen, ”Geomechanical Consideration in Stimulated Reservoir Volume Dimensional Model Prediction using Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing Data in Horizontal Wells – Glauconite Tight Formation in the Hoadley Field”, ARMA paper 14-7449 presented at the 48th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, June 1-4, 2014

Wu, Z., G. Hareland and L. Lei, ”Computer Simulation and Analysis of Rock Breaking by Rock Bit Cutters” ARMA paper 14-7603 presented at the 48th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, June 1-4, 2014

Alsaba, M and R. Nygaard, G. Hareland and O. Contreras, “Review of Lost Circulation Materials and Treatments with an Updated Classification”, presented at the 2014 AADE Fluids Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, April 15-16, 2014.

Contreras, O., G., Hareland, M. Husein, R. Nygaard and M. Alsaba, “Application of In-House Prepared Nanoparticles as Filtration Control Additive to Reduce Formation Damage”, SPE paper 168116-MS, SPE International Symposium and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control, Lafayette, Louisiana , February 26-28, 2014.

Hareland, G., A. Wu and L. Lei , “The Field Tests for Measurement of Downhole Weight on Bit (DWOB) and the Calibration of a Real-time DWOB Model”, IPTC paper 17503, International Petroleum Technology Conference, Doha, Qatar, January 20-22, 2014.

Kerkar, P. B., G. Hareland, E. R. Fonseca and C.J. Hackbarth, “Estimation of Rock Compressive Strength Using Downhole Weight-on-Bit and Drilling Models”, IPTC paper 17447, International Petroleum Technology Conference, Doha, Qatar, January 20-22, 2014.

Kostenko V., R. J. Martinuzzi and G. Hareland, "Impact of Oil-Based Drilling Fluids Emulsification on Tolerance and Hydrocarbon-Degrading Potential of Ralstonia pickettii and Alcaligenes piechandii", ISSN: 2157-7463, Journal of Petroleum and Environmental Biotechnology,  May, 2013.

Nwaoji, C., G. Hareland, M. Husein, R. Nygaard, and M. Zakaria, “Wellbore Strengthening - Nanoparticle Drilling Fluid Experimental Design Using Hydraulic Fracturing Apparatus”, SPE paper 163434, 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 5-7, 2013.

Zakaria, M., M. Husein and G. Hareland, “Novel Nanoparticle-Based Drilling Fluid Improved Characteristics”, SPE paper 156992, 2011 SPE International Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, Noordwijk, Netherlands, June 12-14, 2012. Shortened paper version published in Journal of Petroleum Technology, Volume 63, No 2, November, 2012.

Hareland, G., A. Wu, L. Lei, M. Husein and M. Zakaria, “Innovative Nanoparticle Drilling Fluid and Its Benefits to Horizontal or Extended Reach Drilling”, SPE paper 162686, 2012 SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, Calgary, Canada, October 20, 2012.