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Capturing our Geomechanics Legacy to Understand Its Future -- Interview with Dr. Maurice Dusseault

Recorded On: 07/19/2019

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: Dr. Maurice Dusseault, Professor of Geological Engineering, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada

Interviewed by: Neal B. Nagel, PhD – Chief Engineer and Principal, Oilfield Geomechanics LLC; Chair, SPE Geomechanics Technical Section (GTS)

Dr. Maurice B. Dusseault

Earth and Environmental Sciences Dept., University of Waterloo

Dr. Dusseault is a Professional Engineer and teaches Geological Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He carries out research in deep underground engineering issues including oil production, hydraulic fracturing, energy storage, geothermal energy, carbon sequestration, and deep injection disposal of granular solids and liquid wastes (including biosolids, oilfield wastes, and civil wastes). He holds over 90 international patents, has about 570 full-text papers published in journals and conferences and has taught Petroleum Geomechanics short courses in 28 countries. He is involved in energy technologies that can be downscaled to community levels to provide robust and reliable heat and power: geothermal, natural gas approaches, compressed air energy storage, and heat geo-storage. Many of the general energy processes he works on involve hydraulic fracture implementation to generate communication, or analysis to prevent hydraulic fracturing onset.

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