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Student Award Winners

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The 21st Annual Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium is proud to announce this year's Student Award Winners and their presentations.  The 2017 symposium continued to involve students in the oil and gas industry to better acquaint them with the opportunities within the industry and the challenges it faces.  Moreover, the organizers of the symposium want the students to be included in our goals to share knowledge, best practices and new technologies.

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(LEFT) 1st Place Award Winner, Renato Coutinho, LSU - (RIGHT) Second Place Award Winner, Ze Wang from LSU

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(LEFT) Honorable Mention, Chris Williams, Nicholls State University - (RIGHT) Honorable Mention, George Parapuram, UL - Lafayette

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Below is the full list of this year's award winners:

AwardName and UniversityPresentation
1st Place Oral Presentation - Student SessionRenato CoutinhoLiquid-Assisted Gas-Lift: An Alternative to Perform Unloading Operations with Single Point Injection
2nd Place Oral Presentation - Student SessionZe Wang (LSU)Analysis of Thermally Induced Stresses for Effective Remediation of Lost Circulation Through Drilling Induced Fractures
3rd Place Oral Presentation - Student SessionGilles Numkan (LSU)Application of Phase Inversion of Water-Based Muds in Offshore Drilling
Honorable Mention Oral Presentation - Student SessionHui Du (LSU)Mechanical Properties Mapping by Indentation on Shale Caprock
Honorable Mention Oral Presentation - Student SessionGeorge Parapuram (UL - Lafayette)Prediction and Analysis of Geomechanical Properties of the Bakken Shale Utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining
Honorable Mention Oral Presentation - Student SessionCaitlyn Thiberville (LSU)Simulation Study for Evaluating a Deepwater Pipeline Leak: Improving Leak Detection Technology
1st Place Poster Presentation - Student SessionChris Williams, et al (Nicholls State)Field Applications of a Simple Gas Lift Optimization Program
Honorable Mention Oral Presentation - General SessionGerman Abzaletdinov (LSU)Development of Mathematical Approaches and Recommendations for Numerical Simulation of Tight, Fractured Reservoirs

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