Publications

To dig deeper into our work please refer to the following published work:

Micromechanics and Material Characterization at the Synchrotron

  1. Bhattacharyya, J., Nair, S.D., Pagan, D.C., Tari, V., Lebensohn, A. Rollett, A. and Agnew, S.R., “Elastoplastic Transition in a Metastable beta-titanium alloy, Timetal 18 – An in-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction study”, International Journal of Plasticity, p. 102947, 2021. doi
  2. Bhattacharyya, J., Nair, S.D., Pagan, D.C., Tari, V., Lebensohn, A. Rollett, A. and Agnew, S.R., “In-situ High Energy X-ray Diffraction Study of the Elastic Response of a Metastable beta-titanium alloy”, Acta Materiala, vol. 197, pp. 300-308, 2020. doi
  3. Brand, A.S., Feldman, B., Stutzman, P.E., Ievlev, A.C., Lorenz, M., Pagan, D.C., Nair, S.D., Gorham, J.M., and Bullard, J.W. “Dissolution and Initial Hydration Behavior of Tricalcium Aluminate in Low Activity Sulfate Solutions”, Cement and Concrete Research, vol 130, 2020. doi

  4. Nair, S.D., Nygren, K.E., and Pagan, D.C., “Micromechanical Response of Crystalline Phases in Alternate Cementitious Materials using 3-Dimensional X-ray Techniques”, Scientific Reports, vol 9, 18456, 2019. doi

Cement-based Magnetorheological Fluids

  1. van Oort, E., Cowan, K.M., Ferron, R. and Nair, S.D., “Magnetorheological Fluids and Methods of Using the Same”, Patent No. US 10,836,949 B2, Issued: 2020  url
  2. Krezinksi, C., Panchmatia, P., Genedy, G., Nair, S.D., Juenger M.C.G., Usher, C. and van Oort, E., “Magnetorheological Cements for Plug Setting Control in Oil and Gas Wells”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, v 200, 108257, 2021. doi
  3. Nair, S.D., Patzek, T. and van Oort, E. “Detecting Poor Cement Bonding and Zonal Isolation Problems using Magnetic Cement Slurries”, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, SPE-187047, San Antonio, 2017. doi
  4. Nair, S.D. and Ferron, R.P., “Real time control of fresh cement paste stiffening: Smart cement-based materials via a magnetorheological approach: Smart cement-based materials via a magnetorheological approach”, Rheologica Acta, 55 (7), pp. 571-579, 2016. doi
  5. Nair, S.D., Wu, Q., Cowan, K. and van Oort, E., “Cement Displacement and Pressure Control Using Magnetorheological Fluids”, SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, SPE-173124, London, UK, 2015. doi
  6. Nair, S.D. and Ferron, R.P., “Set-on-demand concrete”, Cement and Concrete Research, 57, pp. 13-27, 2014. doi
  7. Nair S.D. and Ferron R.P., “A smart cementing technique”, First International Conference on Concrete Sustainability, 2013, Tokyo, Japan. url

Alkali-Activated Fly Ashes for Improving Zonal Isolation

    • Liu, X., Nair, S.D., Aughenbaugh, K., and van Oort, E., “Improving the rheological properties of alkali-activated geopolymers using non-aqueous fluids for well cementing and lost circulation control purposes”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol 195, p. 107555, 2020. doi (Co-first authors)
    • Liu, X., Nair, S.D., Aughenbaugh, K., and van Oort, E., “Mud-to-cement Conversion of Synthetic-Based Drilling Mud using Alklali-activated Fly Ash Slurries”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol 182, pp. 106242, 2019. doi
    • van Oort, E., Aughenbaugh, K., Nair, S.D. and Liu, X., “Cementitious Composites Comprising a non-aqueous fluid and an alkali-activated material”, Patent No. US 9,957,434 B2, Issued: 2018  url
    • Liu, X., Aughenbaugh, K., Lee, H., Nair, S.D., and van Oort, E., “Geopolymer – Synthetic Based Mud Hybrid Cements for Primary Cementing and Lost Circulation Control”, SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, SPE-184558, Montgomery, TX, 2017. doi
    • Liu, X., Ramos, M.J., Nair, S.D., Lee, H., Espinoza, N.D. and van Oort, E. “True Self-Healing Geopolymer Cements for Improved Zonal Isolation and Well Abandonment”, SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, SPE-184675, The Netherlands, 2017. doi
    • Liu, X., Aughenbaugh, K., Nair, S.D., Shuck, M. and van Oort, E., “Solidification of Synthetic-Based Drilling Mud using Geopolymers”, SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions, SPE-180325, Galveston, TX, 2016. doi

     

    Fiber Optic Sensing for Monitoring of Oil and Gas Wells

    1. van Oort, E., Wu, Q., Nair, S.D. and Shuck, M., “Hydrocarbon Detection in Oil and Gas Wells Using Fiber Optic Cables”, Patent No. US 10,808,499 B2, Issued: 2020  url
    2. Wu, Q., Nair, S.D., Shuck, M., van Oort, E., Guzik, A. and Kishida, K. “Advanced Fiber Optic Sensors for Monitoring Cement Integrity and Zonal Isolation”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 158, pp. 479-493, 2017. doi
    3. Wu, Q., Nair, S.D., van Oort, E., Guzik, A. and Kishida, K. “Behavior and Properties of Cement-embedded Fiber Optic Sensors for Zonal Isolation Monitoring”, International Petroleum Technology Conference, IPTC-19380, Beijing, China, 2019. doi
    4. Wu, Q., Nair, S.D., van Oort, E., Guzik, A. and Kishida, K. “Concurrent Real-time Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing of Casing Deformation and Cement Integrity Loss”, SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, SPE-194159, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2019. doi
    5. Wu, Q.,Dininger, M., Nair, S.D., van Oort, E., Guzik, A. and Kishida, K. “Real Time Cement Displacement Tracking using Fiber-Optic Sensors”, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, SPE-187409, San Antonio, 2017. doi
    6. Wu, Q., Nair, S.D., Shuck, M., van Oort, E., Guzik, A. and Kishida, K. “Advanced Fiber Optic Sensors for Monitoring Cement Integrity and Zonal Isolation”, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, SPE-181429, Dubai, 2016. doi
    7. Wu, Q., Nair, S.D., Shuck, M., van Oort, E., Guzik, A. and Kishida, K. “Advanced Distributed Fiber Optic Sensors for Monitoring Poor Zonal Isolation with Hydrocarbon Migration in Cemented Annuli”, SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions, SPE-180329, Galveston, TX, 2016. doi

    Other Oil Well Cementing Publications

    1. Aughenbaugh, K., Nair, S.D., Cowan, K. and van Oort, E., “Contamination of deepwater well cementation by synthetic-based drilling fluids”, SPE Deepwater drilling and completions, SPE-170325, Galveston, TX, 2014. doi
    2. Liu, X., Nair, S.D., Cowan, K. and van Oort, E., “A Novel Method to Evaluate Cement-Shale Bond Strength”, SPE Int. Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, SPE-173802, Woodlands, TX, 2015. doi

    Fiber Dispersion: Lattice Modeling

    1. Bolander J.E., Choi S. and Duddukuri S.R., “Fracture of fiber-reinforced cement composites: effects of fiber dispersion,” International Journal of Fracture, vol. 154 (1), pp. 73-86, 2008. doi
    2. Bolander J.E., Duddukuri S.R. and Li Z., “Hybrid-fiber reinforced cement composites: Modeling issues.” Fifth International RILEM Workshop on High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites, 2007, Mainz, Germany (pp. 113-118). url