Apium P220

Apium Box Apium Unpacking Apium Commissioned The Apium P220 High performance 3-D printer is an addition to the Transparent Lab that adds a tremendous amount of versatility to the experimental process. The P220 allows the production of high precision, semi-crystalline polymers down to 0.1 mm. The ability to print extreme temperature plastics at up to […]

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Reopening – New Samples

With the reopening of the laboratory amid the start of Phase II of reopening in Ontario, the Geomechanics group has teamed up with PETRONAS Canada, the industry partner, to start a new project. This project aims at understanding the geomechanical nature of the rock at depths ranging approximately from 920 m to 1060 m true […]

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ReDevelop Challenge (2019 – 2020)

Congratulations to the Fugitive Gas team for winning this year’s Challenge! The 3rd ReDevelop Challenge (2019 – 2020) was held virtually over a Zoom webinar. The change in format comes amid the social distancing enforced due to the COVID-19 situation. The format this year consisted of 4 teams comprising of 4 post-graduate students, each from […]

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COVID Update – Lab Closure

Unfortunately, due to the current situation of COVID-19, our research facility has been temporarily shut down until further notice. This shutdown comes in accordance with the guidance from government officials at the University which requires all non-COVID related lab-based research operations be shut down no later than 5 pm on Friday March 20, 2020. Work, […]

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Dr. Zoback Visit

Dr. Zoback Visit

The group welcomed Mark D. Zoback, a leading American geophysicist and the Benjamin M. Page Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University, California, USA. Dr. Zoback’s visit comes as part of the Joint Colloquium titled “Utilizing Physics-Based Models to Manage the Risk of Injection-Induced Seismicity Associated with Unconventional Oil and Gas Production”. The colloquium was jointly […]

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CNC Milling Machine

The new CNC Milling machine at work engraving plexiglass. This plexiglass will be used to decorate the entrance to the new Geomechanics Hub showcasing all the sponsors and collaborators that help make the research here possible.

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2019 – Energi Simulation Summit

Every year, and as part of the NSERC / Energi Simulation Chair in Fundamental Rock Physics & Rock Mechanics research program, Geogroup and other research chairs have to present the progress of their work. The Geogroup research themes comprise of three aspects, focusing on the combination of rock mechanics, rock physics, and geophysics in an aim to study the responses to fracking by shale and tight oil and […]

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2019 – SPE ATCE

Calgary hosted the 2019 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). This is the first time that the exhibition has been held in Canada and with its thriving oil & gas Industry was the perfect place. The ATCE is considered one of, if not, the largest gathering of exploration & production […]

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Lab space acquisition

Laboratory Space Acquisition

The Geomechanics group has finally grown and has acquired more laboratory space on the third floor of the Galbraith Building. This new space will be used as an interactive student and staff space and for new research equipment. With the acquisition of the new laboratory space, the Geomechanics group has begun its first steps in creating “The […]

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2018 – GeoConvention

Henry Presenting at GeoConvention Earl presenting at GeoConvention Held at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, GeoConvention is an anticipated annual exhibition that brings together students, delegates, and attendees from around the world. The convention presents a great opportunity to network with fellow members of the industry and academia. The Geomechanics group had three papers accepted and published at the convention. […]

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