TUDRP

The University of Tulsa Drilling Research Projects

Dr. Evren Ozbayoglu

(Executive Director)
Dr. Evren Ozbayoglu

Dr. Mehmet Evren Ozbayoglu is currently Jonathan Detwiler Endowed Chair Professor of McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering and Research Director of Tulsa University Drilling Research Projects (TUDRP) at The University of Tulsa (TU). He received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Middle East Technical University and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Tulsa.

Dr. Ozbayoglu rejoined TUDRP in 2009 as an Associate Professor. His main research interests include cuttings transport, hole cleaning, multiphase fluid flow, underbalanced drilling, directional and horizontal drilling, fluid characterization, rheology, etc.

Office: 213D, 2450 E. Marshall St. (North Campus)
Phone: (918) 631-2972
Email: evren-ozbayoglu@utulsa.edu

Dr. Silvio Baldino

(Associate Director)
Dr. Silvio Baldino

Dr. Silvio Baldino joined The University of Tulsa (TU) as an Assistant Professor in 2022. He brings industry experience (Shell and Cognite AS) in optimization and digitalization for real-time drilling operations and data-driven solutions leveraging historical data for drilling and completions.

He holds BSc and MSc degrees in energy engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, and a PhD degree in petroleum engineering from The University of Tulsa.

Office: 205D, 2450 E. Marshall St. (North Campus)
Phone: (918) 631-3036
Email: sib202@utulsa.edu

Dr. Stefan Miska

(Director Emeritus)
Dr. Stefan Miska

Stefan Z. Miska is an Emeritus Professor of McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering and Emeritus Director of Tulsa University Drilling Research Projects (TUDRP) at The University of Tulsa (TU). He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow, Poland. Recently, he was awarded the title of Professor of Technical Sciences by the President of Poland. Over the years, he has taught at his Alma Mater, at the Norwegian Institute of Technology and New Mexico Tech. In 1992 he joined TU as Chair of its P.E. Department.

Miska has published over 170 technical papers and contributed to several books. He was involved in the successful design and development of a downhole, turbine-type motor for air drilling and has been instrumental in development of research facilities for wellbore hydraulics at simulated downhole conditions. He has also made contributions to the development of new buckling concepts and the axial force transfer in extended reach drilling. His current research interests are focused on wellbore hydraulics, mechanics of tubulars and directional drilling.

He is involved with the SPE in many ways; he has served as Technical Editor for Drilling and Completion and is a member of the Drilling and Completion Advisory Committee. He has been the recipient of two SPE international awards: the 2000 Distinguished Petroleum Engineering Faculty Award recognizing his many years in academia and the 2004 Drilling Engineering Award. He is also an SPE Distinguished Member.

Office: 207D, 2450 E. Marshall St. (North Campus)
Phone: (918) 631-5167
Fax: (918) 631-5009
Email: stefan-miska@utulsa.edu

Dr. Nicholas Takach

(Senior Associate Director Emeritus)
Dr. Nicholas Takach

Dr. Nicholas E. Takach is an Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at The University of Tulsa. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Calif. campus; and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Nevada - Reno.

Dr. Takach joined TUDRP in 1996 and became Senior Associate Director in January, 2002. His main research interests include the properties of drilling and completion fluids for oil and gas wells. Dr. Takach has published in both chemistry and petroleum-related journals, and has given presentations in both areas at national and international conferences. Dr. Takach is a member of SPE.

Office: 213D, 2450 E. Marshall St. (North Campus)
Phone: (918) 631-3025 (South Campus)
Email: nicholas-takach@utulsa.edu