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Thomas Daniel Seers

Assistant Professor
petroleum Engineering
Texas A&M University at Qatar
Qatar

Thomas Daniel Seers

Biography

Thomas Daniel Seers completed his ​PhD., Computational Geosciences, University of Manchester BSc., Geology and Geography, University of Manchester

Research Interest

​Dr. Seers' research focused upon computational geosciences, and the utilization of multimodal / multiscale 3D imaging towards the characterization and modeling of naturally fractured reservoirs. His current work pertains to three key areas: The use of 4D X-ray tomography (synchrotron source and lab based sources), to reveal the mechanics of multiphase flow and deformation at the pore-scale within faulted and heterogeneous reservoir rocks. The application of close-range remote sensing techniques (unmanned aerial vehicle and terrestrial lidar 3D imaging platforms) towards the characterization and modeling naturally fractured reservoirs of the Middle East (digital outcrop analogues). Hybrid geomechanical - quasi-genetic modeling of natural fractures and discontinuities within structurally complex hydrocarbon reservoirs. Dr. Seers is responsible for GEOL 104 (Physical Geology) and delivers field geology courses for the Petroleum Engineering Program

Publications

  • Seers, T. D & Hodgetts, D. (2014). The 3D structure of deformation bands: outcrop to pore-scale visualization. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, 6–9th April, 2014. (poster)

  • Seers, T. D & Hodgetts, D. (2015). Probabilistic constraints on structural lineament best fit plane precision obtained through numerical analysis. Journal of Structural Geology 82: 37-47

  • Seers, T. D., & Hodgetts, D. (2016). Extraction of three-dimensional fracture trace maps from calibrated image sequences. Geosphere, GES01276-1.

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