Rod Russell



Rod Russell

Engineering Staff Associate

Office Address: CPE 5.136

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Mobile Phone: 512-971-5747



We develop tests to speed up and simplify the evaluation of EOR treatments for interrelated mechanical proppant/crack interactions and chemically enhanced permeability. We recently created an easy to use test system to measure proppant embedment in preserved shale from both initial closure stress and long-term creep. This is part of a larger project that evaluates the effect of treatment chemicals on shale. Using these tests, we can quickly evaluate a suite of chemicals to see which have the best combination of enhanced recovery and negative side effects.


Shale Characterization: chemical and mechanical properties, interaction with treatment chemicals.