Patents and Publications

Granted Patents and Patent Applications


Peer Reviewed Publications

High Temperature Cement

  • “Development of silica-enriched cement-based materials with improved aging resistance for application in high-temperature environments,” Krakowiak, K.J., Thomas, J.J., James, S., Abuhaikal, M. and Ulm, F.-J., Cement and Concrete Research, 105 (2018), 91.
  • “Inference of the phase-to-mechanical property link via coupled X-ray spectrometry and indentation analysis: Application to cement-based materials,” Krakowiak, K.J., Wilson, W., James, S., Musso, S. and Ulm, F.-J., Cement and Concrete Research, 67 (2015), 271.
  • “Nano-chemo-mechanical signature of conventional oil-well cement systems: Effects of elevated temperature and curing time,” Krakowiak K.J., Thomas, J.J., Musso, S., James, S., Akono, A.-T. and Ulm F.-J., Cement and Concrete Research, 67 (2015), 103.

Cement Sheath Integrity

P&A and Foam cement

Permeable Cement, Lost Circulation and Calcium Aluminate Cement

Fracturing and Sand Control

Thermoplastics and Liquid Crsytal Polymers

Polymer Solutions


Conference Presentations, Oilfield Review and Book Sections

Cement

  • “Fundamental Investigation of the Chemical and Mechanical Properties of High-Temperature-Cured Oilwell Cements,” Thomas, J.J., James, S., Ortega, J.A., Musso, S., Auzerais, F., Krakowiak K.J., Akono, A.-T., Ulm F.-J. and Pellenq, R., paper OTC23668 presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, 30 April - 3 May, 2012.
  • “Remedial Cementing,” Daccord, G., Guillot, D. and James, S., in "Well Cementing", 2nd edition, E. Nelson and D. Guillot editors, P503 – 547, Schlumberger 2006.
  • “High-Pressure, High-Temperature Technologies,” Schlumberger Oilfield Review, autumn 2008, 46-60.
  • “From Mud to cement – Building Gas Wells,” Schlumberger Oilfield Review, autumn 2003, 62-75.

Drilling Fluids

  • “The Replacement of Alkyl-Phenol Ethoxylates to Improve the Environmental Acceptability of Drilling Fluid Additives,” Getliff, J., and James, S.G., paper SPE35982 presented at the International Conference on Health, Safety and Environment, New Orleans, Louisiana, 9-12 June 1996.
  • “An Integrated Approach to the Development of a Water-Based Mud With Oil-Based Mud Performance,” Sawdon, C.A., Brady, M.E., Cliffe, S. and James, S.G., paper SPE29375 presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, Amsterdam, 28 Feb.-2 Mar. 1995.
  • “Well Bore Simulator Examines Drilling Fluid, Shale Interactions,” James, S.G., Gorrod, P.J.B., and Forsans, T., Petroleum Engineer International, June 1993, 52.
  • “The Influence of Oil-Based Drilling Fluid Chemistry and Physical Properties on Oil Retention on Cuttings,” Oakley, D.J., James, S.G., and Cliffe, S., paper SPE23060 presented at Offshore Europe Conference, Aberdeen 3-6 September 1991.

Fracturing and Sand Control

  • “Screenless Completions: The Development, Application and Field Validation of a Simplified Model for Improved Reliability of Fracturing for Sand Control Treatments,” Guinot, F., Zhao, J., James, S.G. and d'Huteau, E., paper SPE68934 presented at the SPE 2001 European Formation Damage Symposium, The Hague, May 21-22.
  • “Interaction Between Growing Channels in Proppant Packs: Length and Number of Channels,” James, S.G., Lee, C., Howard, P.R. and Cundall, P.A., paper SPE58756 presented at the SPE International Symposium on Formation Damage, Lafayette, Louisiana, 23-24 February, 2000.
  • “Proppant Flowback Control in High Temperature Wells,” James, S.G., Samuelson, M.L., Reed, G.W., and Sullivan, S.C., paper SPE39960 presented at the Rocky Mountain Regional/Low-Permeability Reservoirs Symposium and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, 5-8 April 1998.
  • “Fiber Technology,” James, S., in "Reservoir Stimulation", 3rd edition, M.J. Economides and K.G. Nolte editors, P11-31 Wiley, 2000.