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Capturing our Geomechanics Legacy to Understand Its Future -- Interview with Dr. John McLennan
Recorded On: 06/19/2019
This series of industry interviews will focus on understanding and capturing the historical legacy of petroleum geomechanics from the experts who created it. From this historical foundation, these same experts with consider the future path, focus and value of petroleum geomechanics.
Tune in to this 30-minute interview to gain insight into this industry expert’s personal views and professional experiences on why they chose to focus on the Geomechanics field; what it was like when they began working in it; its evolution and where they see Geomechanics going in the future.
Interview with: John McClennan – USTAR Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah
Interviewed by: Neal B. Nagel, PhD – Chief Engineer and Principal, Oilfield Geomechanics LLC; Chair, SPE Geomechanics Technical Section (GTS)
Dr. John McLennan
USTAR Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah
Since October 2009, Dr. McLennan has been a USTAR Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah. He has been a Senior Research Scientist at the Energy & Geoscience Institute and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Utah, since January 2008. He has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto, awarded in 1980. He has more than thirty-five years of experience with petroleum service and technology companies. He worked nine years for Dowell Schlumberger in their Denver, Tulsa and Houston facilities. Later, John was with TerraTek in Salt Lake City, Advantek International in Houston, and ASRC Energy Services in Anchorage. He has worked on projects concerned with subsurface energy recovery (hydrocarbon, geothermal) in a variety of reservoir environments, throughout the world. He is a past president of the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA).
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