GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT
William’s research focus is the state and evolution of pore pressure at the Macondo prospect. Located 50 miles offshore of Louisiana, the Macondo prospect is an oil reservoir roughly 18,000 feet below sea level and is the site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident. Rapid sedimentation in this region of the Gulf of Mexico resulted in extreme overpressures. William plans to synthesize well-log data, 3D seismic interpretation, and pore pressure measurements to characterize and explain the pore fluid regime.
petroleum geology, geofluids, pore pressure