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Javier Vilcaez

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Earth to me is a spherical shape reactor undergoing chemical reactions and mass and energy transfer processes driven by an unbalanced distribution of matter and energy, predictable and reproducible.

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08/18/2022: Olubukola Ishola received a Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) Foundation Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year in the amount of $1,500.
08/10/2022: Javier Vilcaez (PI) has been awarded a $398,478 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Environmental Engineering program to conduct research on “Removal of metals from petroleum produced water by dolomite”.
07/22/2022: Manuscript “Statistical and neural network analysis of the relationship between the stochastic nature of pore connectivity and flow properties of heterogeneous rocks” by Olubukola Ishola, Aaron Alexander, and Javier Vilcaez has been accepted for publication in Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering.
06/10/2022: Olubukola Ishola was awarded a scholarship from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) for the 2022-2023 academic year in the amount of $7,309.
05/12/2022: Olubukola Ishola was awarded one of the John Emery Adams Scholarships in the amount of $4,000. This scholarship is offered through the West Texas Geology Foundation (WTGF).
05/04/2022: Khalid Omar has been selected to receive the 2022 American Association of Petroleum Geologist Foundation (AAPG) Grants-in-Aid award in the amount of $3,000.
04/04/2022: Olubukola Ishola received the the 2022 Outstanding Geoscience Student Award from the Geoscience Foundation of Tulsa in the amount of $1,900.
04/02/2022: Manuscript “Machine learning modeling of permeability in 3D heterogeneous porous media using a novel stochastic pore-scale simulation approach” by Olubukola Ishola and Javier Vilcaez has been accepted for publication in Fuel.
03/29/2022: Javier Vilcaez delivered a talk at the AAPG Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Conference held in Houston, Texas.
03/25/2022: Olubukola Ishola received the Dr. Homer & Mrs. May Tang Graduate Fellowship  in the amount of $1,900.
02/22/2022: Manuscript “Removal of toxic metals from produced water by dolomite filtration” by Khalid Omar and Javier Vilcaez has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Water Process Engineering.
09/02/2021: Khalid Omar was awarded 2nd best student poster presentation at the 2021 AAPG Mid-Continent Conference.
06/10/2021: Olubukola Ishola received a Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) Foundation Award in the amount of $1,500.
04/26/2021: Khalid Omar has been awarded a Oklahoma Geology Foundation (OGF) Fellowship in the amount of $2,500.
04/23/2021: Olubukola Ishola has been awarded a Oklahoma Geology Foundation (OGF) Fellowship in the amount of $2,500.
04/07/2021: Javier Vilcaez (sole PI) has been awarded a $282,444 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Hydrologic Sciences (HS) program to conduct research on “Pore-scale machine-learning modeling of flow and transport properties of carbonate rocks”.
08/11/2020: Olubukola Ishola has been selected as the recipient of a $1,000 General Scholarship sponsored by Oklahoma City Section of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
03/31/2020: Javier Vilcaez has been awarded a $25,000 research grant by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) (b) program to conduct research on “A new dolomite filtration technology to remove heavy metals and NORM from produced water”.
03/24/2020: Olubukola Ishola has been selected as a grant recipient ($3,000) for the 2020 American Association of Petroleum Geologist Foundation (AAPG) Grants-in-Aid Program.
02/02/2020: Fourth manuscript on geological carbon storage of Babak Shabani has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering.
01/02/2020: Manuscript on produced water disposal by Javier Vilcaez has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology.
11/27/2019: Olubukola Ishola was awarded a third-place prize of $500 for his app idea FlowCalc 1.0. Oklahoma State University’s annual “From Research to App Competition”.
10/17/2019: Javier Vilcaez delivered an invited talk at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Midwest Regional Meeting (MWRM)

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