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2024 SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference

Tesleem (PhD student), Hao (PhD student), Abouzar (Research Assistant Professor), and Dr. Okuno presented three papers at SPE IOR in Tulsa, April 23 – 25, 2024.
1. Aqueous Ketone Solution for Wettability Alteration in High-salinity-high-temperature Carbonate Reservoirs
2. Aqueous Nanobubble Dispersion of CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery - Coreflooding and Huff-n-puff Experiments
3. Techno-Economic-Environmental Analysis of CO2 Storage and EOR in an Underdeveloped Field


Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) 2024, Houston

Hao Wang (PhD student), Omar Carrasco-Jaim (Postdoc), and Dr. Okuno presented a poster on CO2 mineralization under Theme 5: EOR, Injection, and Utilization at CCUS 2024 in Houston, March 11 – 13, 2024.


2024 SPE Canadian Energy Technology Conference

Hassan (PhD student) and Dr. Okuno presented a paper on DME-steam Co-injection at the 2024 SPE Canadian Energy Technology Conference in Calgary, March 13 - 14, 2024.



Dr. Okuno presented his current research on modeling aqueous nanobubble dispersion at 2023 SPE ATCE in San Antonio, TX. It was scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2023 in Room 217 B as part of "Session 30 Reservoir Simulation and Characterization."


SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry 2023

Our Ph.D student O.P. Oyenowo presented at the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry 2023.


Energi Simulation Summit 2023

Dr. Okuno with his research team members, Omar and Tesleem, presented at Energi Simulation Summit 2023


Petrophase 2023 Conference

Our Ph.D student Hao Wang presented at PetroPhase 2023.


Annual Consortium Meeting

Eleven topics were showcased at the 2nd Annual Meeting for Energi Simulation IAP on CARBON UT.



Research Group Dinner!

The research group had many to celebrate.


Congratulations to Hassan for Winning the Graduate Continuing Fellowship

Congratulations to Hassan Amer! Hassan won the prestigious 2024–2025 University Graduate Continuing Fellowship.


Tesleem Won SPE Local Paper Contest First Place

Congratulations to Tesleem on Winning the 2024 SPE local paper contest first prize in PhD division!


Omar received the 2023 CSEE Outstanding Staff Award!

Congratulations to Omar on Winning the 2023 Center for Subsurface Energy and the Environment (CSEE) Outstanding Staff Award!


Dr. Okuno's Lab BBQ

Summer-Fall Transition BBQ: Dr. Okuno's Lab's Delightful Research Break


Congratulation to Sofiane H. Achour for his Ph.D. degree.

Celebrating Sofiane's graduation. Part of his contributions can be found in the "Publications" page.

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