The 2016 SPE International Student Paper Contest was held at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Dubai and the following papers are announced winners. These papers will be published in the ATCE conference proceedings and on OnePetro, a multisociety technical library for the oil and gas exploration and production industry. Winners of the 14 SPE Regional Student Paper Contests from each division competed for the international recognition.
"Wellbore Stability Analysis Based on Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis" by Fernando Antonio Plazas Niño, Universidad Industrial de Santander
"Pattern Realignment Optimizes Waterflood in Thin Bed Sandstone" by Melissa LeRoy, Texas A&M University
"Reducing Freshwater Consumption in the Marcellus Shale Play by Recycling Flowback With Acid Mine Drainage" by Michael Cavazza, The Pennsylvania State University
"Wave Propagation Models Capture Pressure Behaviour in Heterogeneous Unconventional Reservoirs" by Hanyu Li, Texas A&M University
“Reduction of Residual Oil in Bentheimer Sandstone Cores Using Viscoelastic HPAM Polymers” by Pengpeng Qi, University of Texas at Austin
"The Multiscale Restriction Smoothed Basis Method for Fractured Porous Media (F-MsRSB)" by Swej Yogesh Shah, Delft University of Technology
"Reduced-Order Models for Subsurface Flow With Application To Production Optimization" by Sumeet Trehan, Stanford University
Joint Second Place
"Hierarchical Geological Realism for Reliable Reservoir Predictions" by Alexandra Kuznetsova, Heriot-Watt University
Joint Second Place
"Discrete Fracture Modeling of Complex Hydraulic Fracture Geometries in Reservoir Simulators" by Yifei Xu, The University of Texas at Austin
"Adaptive Grid Refinement Improves Gas Injection Modeling" by Karin Gonzalez, Texas A&M University
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