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Ergun Kuru

Professor and Director
  • Significant reserves additions may be realized if the risks associated with drilling in such harsh conditions can be managed effectively. Design and development of a new generation of drilling fluids able to fulfill all of the attributed functions under extreme pressure and temperature conditions is one of the key requirements for unlocking these resources.
  • Recent developments in drilling-systems automation provide a multitude of opportunities to have real-time monitoring of drilling-fluid properties and early diagnosis of drilling-fluid-related complications that might arise while drilling. Coupled with closed-loop control of surface and downhole drilling-fluid properties, automated monitoring of fluid properties would …