Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2013

1667  University of Houston  (21145)

Principal Investigator: VIPULANANDAN,CUMARASWAMY

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 2,580,401

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 8/17/12 <> 8/16/15

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: CTR FOR INNOVATIVE GROUTING

Department, Center, School, or Institute: ENGINEERING

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: SMART CEMENTING MATERIALS AND DRILLING MUDS FOR REAL TIME MONITORING OF DEEPWATER WELLBORE ENHANCEMENT

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America
CFDA Link: DOE
81.089

Program Title: none
CFDA Linked: Fossil Energy Research and Development

Note:

10121-4501-01 - In this study, we propose to also enhance the sensing properties of the cementing slurry, so that it can be used for real time monitoring during installation and the entire service life of the deepwater well by incorporating new technologies in the areas of materials and monitoring. Incorporation of new Additives to the cementing slurry will make it piezoresistive (change in electrical resistivity with stress, strain, temperature and chemical reactions) from the time of mixing the cement slurry to the entire service life of the hardened cementing material. Advances in materials and grouting technologies will be combined with advancement in surfactant technology to produce muds with enhanced capabilities and smart (sensing capabilities) cementing materials. With the sensing capabilities installed in the cementing slurry, it will be also possible to monitor the advancement of the cementing slurry front around the casing during the construction phase. These specially designed cement slurries will have unique gelling and expansion characteristics that will be necessary to ensure the stability of the casing in various rock formations.

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